A Simple 7-Step Blueprint To Maximize Your Health, Fitness, and Quality Of Life By Pursuing Excellence In Your Physical Training Regime In A Systematic And Holistic Manner
There are many ways to skin a cat, and virtually unlimited ways to improve your health, fitness, and quality of life through some form of physical training, practice, or recreation. My journey through this realm has brought me many places and has had me try many different things in an effort to find what works best.
And so, today, I want to present you with a simple blueprint for optimizing your physical training regime in a systematic and holistic manner in an effort to help you maximize your health, fitness, quality of life, and the other various benefits you receive from training – using the best knowledge I currently possess.
It should be noted that this is most certainly not the easy way to go about these things. This isn’t something that can be done in a matter of weeks or in 20-30 minutes per day. Certainly not! But you can start there if you need to. Heck, start at one minute per day if you have to!
Also, an underlying principle in this method is gradual progression. It may very well take years to acclimate yourself to using the full gamut I’m about to present to you, and it’s a process that should not be rushed. That said, here are the key areas I would suggest you address in your training program. In my opinion, some ares are more important than others for most people, and this isn’t necessarily the order that would be best-suited for you – your needs, goals, and circumstances. Continue reading The 7 Crucial Elements Of A Balanced Physical Training Regime
Discover The 5 Easiest Strategies To Systematically Destroy Your Health, Decrease Your Quality Of Life, Inhibit Your Daily Performance, And Dramatically Decrease The Risk Of Living a Long Healthy Life
If you want to look older, feel older, and dramatically increase your risk of kicking the bucket sooner than expected, then you’ve come to the right place! Inside this super-secret, wealth-infused tome of blueprint-esque tips from the demi-gods (aka “the gurus”) of health, fitness, weight loss, and elite athletic performance, you’ll find tons of golden nuggets scattered everywhere about everything you need to know to make your hopes and dreams a reality.
Finally, achieving your goals couldn’t be easier, and if you ACT NOW, you can learn exactly what you need to do in just five easy steps…
1) You can start by sitting around all day. Not only should you remain sedentary at home and at work, but you should avoid any and all forms of exercise or physical activity in general. Besides, no single activity could do more damage than this, and according to recent research, sedentary behavior is more destructive to health than smoking a pack of cigarettes per day. Speaking of smoking…
2) While you’re sitting there, you could improve your results by ingesting toxic substances regularly. Now, don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying you should do anything illegal, as that would be quite a problem indeed. Besides, you can get much the same effects on your brain chemistry from pursuing a sugar addiction as you can from crack cocaine. Who needs narcotics, anyway? Just make sure you’ve got a steady supply of alcohol, tobacco, or sweet tarts (etc.), and get to work. Once you’ve chosen your vice, only then should you worry about having a surplus on hand (max out those credit cards!). And once you do, use liberally. Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Accelerate Aging and Reduce Your Expected Lifespan – GUARANTEED!
What Nobody at Snapple, Minute Maid, and Capri Sun Wants You to Know About Fruit Drinks
You know, I’m beginning to think that we are making some real progress when it comes to making healthier choices as a culture. I really do. Maybe it’s just my social circle, but I keep seeing more and more people who are aware of the very real and common problems we are facing health-wise in our society.
Nowadays, people know the truth about trans fats, processed foods, and those despicable energy drinks, among other things. In fact, some people are starting to realize and admit to themselves that there is no single magic bullet that is going to get them healthy, fit, and lean. It takes a lot of work – hard work. And for a lot of people, it takes a new paradigm of how to think about health and fitness, in general. And I think this paradigm shift is slowly happening on a national and even global level.
So, what I’m trying to say is that there’s hope. Maybe it’s a false hope because there is still a lot of nonsense and ignorance around, but I’m starting to see the faintest glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
One thing that’s contributing to this light is that more and more people are becoming aware of the dangers of so-called fruit drinks, and I think these beverages serve as a good example of the power that massive advertising budgets can have on the public’s opinion concerning a type of food or drink.
Fortunately, the truth is coming out, and more people are starting to realize that these fruit drinks are not only not healthy, but they are actually unhealthy. That is, not only will you gain almost ZERO benefit from drinking them, you will actually suffer consequences from drinking them. And yet, these drinks are endlessly marketed as “health drinks” everywhere. And if the sheer volume and variety of fruit drinks you can find at any grocery or convenience store is any indication, sales are roaring!
So, in this infographic-inspired article, you’re going to learn about the real dangers of so-called fruit drinks (sodas evil twin) and also a simple system for weaning yourself off of them (or another type of food or beverage that you’d like to cut down on or give up completely – soda, coffee, alcohol, sweets, etc.).
Maybe you’ve already heard of square breathing. It’s a fairly common practice in yoga, martial art, and fitness circles among other places. It has many uses, one of which is to relieve stress. And it works – every single time – because it’s based on a fundamental physiological mechanism that is hard-wired into the human body. In fact, most people can measurably, and more importantly, noticeably decrease their level of stress by merely doing one quick square breathing exercise for 48 seconds. Professional athletes, military operators, and yoga practitioners are known to use this exact technique to help them relax, control their stress levels, boost their recovery and enhance their performance – and it can work for you, too.
I’m not real big on quick fixes, except when they actually work, and are NOT used as a crutch to avoid dealing with a bigger issue. So, if you have chronic stress, then you’ll need to address that with other more appropriate solutions. But for those of us who just want to relax and de-stress and also boost recovery and performance, here is a quick square breathing exercise that takes less than a minute to complete. You can follow along with this video. Please excuse the goofy voice and New England accent.
How to Relieve Stress, Boost Recovery + Performance, and Relax Yourself With Square Breathing
Maybe you’ve heard the general recommendation that you need to get 7-9 hours of quality sleep every night, and that’s not bad advice. But what’s the TRUE amount of sleep that you really need on a daily basis? That’s a good question and fortunately, there’s a simple self-test that you can do to figure out exactly how much sleep you need – and it works every time. But before we get to the test, here’s a little bit of back story.
Wild animals don't seem to have any problem figuring out how much time to devote to sleep. Why haven't we figured this out yet?
You see, it’s true that everyone knows that sleep is “good for us” just like vegetables are good for us, but not everyone knows how much sleep is ideal to be getting daily. And when I say ideal, I mean the optimal amount of sleep based on your own individual needs – not some arbitrary standard, but a personalized standard. Knowing this number could literally change your life because sleep affects EVERYTHING and getting the optimal amount of sleep will optimize… well, you know what I mean.
Now, I’ve seen a multitude of articles, research studies, and videos among other things that all proclaim exactly how much sleep people need on a daily basis. Depending on who you ask, the general recommendation is to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. Some sources will lean towards the bottom of that range, and others near the top. And some sources will deliberately tell you to get more than nine hours per night if you can. But here’s the thing, there’s a pretty big difference between 7 and 9 hours. If my calculations are correct, it’s a difference of not one, but TWO hours time (or 120 minutes for you math whizzes). I don’t know about you, but I really REALLY value my time and for me personally, two hours is a lot of time – especially if we’re talking two hours every single day. That’s 730 hours a year (gulp).