Yes, I want to improve my vitality immediately
- Good Nutritional Choices
The first thing I need to do for my health and wellbeing is commit myself to eating well consistently. For Example; everyone knows that they ‘Should’ choose the apple over the cheeseburger, and water instead of the soft drink. It’s easy to do, but equally just as easy not to do! Automatic eating habits are hard to break and we’re the result of the choices and decisions we make in our lives. Therefore, if I want to have amazing physical health, feel better and live longer?
What can I do?
- Identify my eating patterns and substitute in more vegetables, lean meats, grains, and fruit.
- Be more conscious of what I put in my fridge & pantry to reduce temptation and create a plan within my lifestyle for selective discipline.
*It’s important to remember that what I eat will affect how I feel and ultimately my health, energy levels and performance.
- Regular Exercise
Am I exercising regularly? Consistent exercise is crucial to maintaining a healthy heart, lungs and mobility with our joints. Essentially if we’re not using it (Body & Mind) we’re losing it. By exercising 30 minutes every day we drastically improve our overall health and energy levels.
For example; we can strengthen our joints and muscles by weight training and increase our aerobic conditioning by running, swimming, cycling.
Many people exercise during their childhoods but then neglect their bodies later in life, it’s a perfect opportunity to set a good example for others and children in our society.The human body is designed to be moved and when we do move our physiology it increases our mental: emotional health. It’s the perfect antidepressant? Am I exercising regularly?
- Sleeping Enough
Getting enough sleep every night is essential for proper rest & recovery. We must give our bodies’ time to repair & recharge before tackling the next day’s activities. From developing a habit of sleeping no less than 7 hours a night to support individuals to operate at peak performance, feel better and reduce the risk of developing a sleep deficiency.
For example; we set ourselves up for peak performance in our professional and personal lives by going to bed at a set time, by 9:00pm to develop the habit of a sleep routine.
- What do I have to do more of, or less of?
- How can I be better?
- How will I make it a habit?
To your Best,
Breathing air is fundamental for our survival. Therefore, I think it would be wise to value breathing routines. Because the lungs are a primary source of our energy levels and the lungs also remove toxins from our body.
From applying breathing techniques you will notice increases for; mental: emotional clarity, more energy, reduced stress and greater immune response.
Below are two examples;
Each morning upon waking my morning routine involves the following breathing exercise.
*Whilst lying in bed with my eyes closed. I inhale through my nose to fill my lungs to full capacity. I then exhale and release half the breath out through my mouth. I repeat the breathing process for 1 minute and then releasing all the air out of my lungs. I then hold my breath for as long as I can. I perform 3 rounds.
To be performing at your best your body must be oxygenated. I also make it deliberate practise to perform the following breathing exercise 3 times daily.
‘Deep Breathing Exercise’
- Breathe in for 2 count
- Hold for 8 count
- Breathe out for 4 count
Repeat ten times, three times a day.
*It’s useful to remember that when we encounter challenging situations. And what happens when we’re stressed? We forget to breathe, and we hold our breath or breathe shallow. And how we breathe when facing difficult life experiences or challenges sets the tone for our mental: emotional responses. I use my self-talk and remind myself to breathe ‘deep’.
All the Best,
What would it feel like jumping out of bed every morning with real passion, joy and excitement?
Health do I have it? How do my energy levels make me feel? How do I respond? Imagine the effect that it would have on every other aspect of my life? By investing in my health and physical fitness I will be able to have more energy and improve any area of my life. For example; health, relationships, career, and alleviate STRESS.
What would I rate my energy levels 0-10? Can I improve? Have I allowed my dream to slip away? Am I someone who wants to go to another level of performance? YOUR energy is required; mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. NOW…am I being responsible for my feelings?
Most people fear change… because it isn’t convenient.
What can I do?
- Decide it’s up to me to make the time, because eating better and exercising will raise my energy levels, passion and mental clarity.
- Learn about the kinds of foods that will help increase my energy? and reduce stress
- Who has impressed me with his/her enthusiasm? And why?
All the Best,
Dave explains the four dimensions of the human personality; Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Social: Emotional.
From increasing our self-awareness and committing to all the health related dimensions; individuals will have more energy, increase their initiative, self-esteem, and live longer more fulfilling lives.
Individuals who consistently apply themselves to the health principles, drastically improve their overall health & vitality, they radiate positive energy and develop a strong service-focused will towards helping other people.