James Clear has made a huge impact in the personal growth space the last handful of years.
It’s been mildly funny lately, that other authors/coaches have been mimicking (that’s the nice way of saying it, right?!) his weekly newsletter format of bulleted, straight-to-the-point content.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, I guess.
*I just made that up.
(I broadly categorize health and fitness into three main areas: Fitness – Nutrition – Lifestyle. There’s plenty of overlap, but that’s the nuts and bolts of everything.)
Begin strength training at a young age. If you haven’t started strength training yet – begin now.
The benefits to your longevity, bone density, metabolism, and quality of life are worth the effort. You can mix in all sorts of other exercise as well, but resistance training should be part of everyone’s weekly routine.
Regardless of WHAT you eat, be mindful of HOW you’re eating.
What does that mean?
Eat foods you enjoy – preferably nutritious, but don’t “cheat” with junk food just because it’s available. If you don’t particularly enjoy something, don’t eat it.
Eat slowly. Chewing your food thoroughly begins a healthy digestion process. It also slows down how quickly you eat, and allows the signal from your gut to reach your brain telling you that you’re full.
Eat your plants and protein first. Given a full plate, prioritize eating your protein and fruits/veggies before eating more carb-heavy (that’s a relative term) foods. Feed your body what it really needs, before feeding it what your mind wants.
Turning off your phone/tablets 30 minutes earlier to get 30 more minutes of sleep will make a significant impact in your overall health and how you feel on a daily basis.
There’s many nuances to sleep, but simply decreasing your screen-time and adding in a bit more shut eye is a “simple” way to move the needle in a positive direction
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Have a great weekend. Remember, weekends make up 28% of your life. Unplug, relax, enjoy for sure… but don’t be a waste of space and neglect your healthy habits.
Drink your water – Eat your protein – Get your exercise and steps in – Read a book – Spend quality time with loved ones.
Let’s have a day!
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