I’ve thought my whole life about what it takes to stay healthy naturally.
Do you think if you had more time or more money for personal trainers and chefs, you would have the weight that makes you happy? If this was true then no celebrity’s weight would ever roller coaster.
Losing weight is easy. Really. Everyone knows somebody who “lost weight and looked great”. But what really matters over our long, eventful and amazing lives is that we stay at a comfortable, healthy weight.
Five years after dieting, 83% of dieters will have regained the weight they lost, and often weigh more than when they started. This despite the huge amount of blood, sweat and tears it took to lose that weight, and the $20 billion Americans spend annually to lose weight.
There’s got to be a better way to stay healthy, slim enough, and active.
I’m a mom and worker. Like you, sometimes my life gets hectic and it’s tough to look after health basics like fresh food and regular activity. But staying healthy is simpler than it seems. In fact simple is the key.
Whether you’re vegan or paleo, elite athlete or office worker – you must have three pillars in your life:
- FOOD – Prepare (most of) the food you eat.
- ACTIVITY – Move your body every day. (You don’t need a huge effort, and you don’t even have to get sweaty. But if you are a human being you must move your body. It’s evolution’s fault if you need to blame someone.)
- GOOD PEOPLE – Keep good people in your life. (They’ll help you through the hard times and give you a little smack alongside the head when you’re being totally annoying. And the rest of the time they’re neat to be around.)
My blog, You Next Year – Health Is Fun, is about you and me being healthier this time next year. It’s about establishing the small habits that support the three pillars. Little things add up. You next year – a little healthier. And you the year after – a little healthier again. We’re in this for the long haul.
You may be wondering whatever does the skydiving photo have to do with health and weight? It was a pure moment with dear friends. –That’s me on your right. I look the same now, except older :) Hold happy moments close. If it makes you feel good you’re on the right track.
We’ve got this.