For most of us, the holidays are over and it’s back to work, or back
to whatever we do best. After a week or two of breaking all the
rules, most of us crave getting back into some kind of routine, even
though we complain vociferously about it.
We do need to take a fresh look at our health at the beginning of
every year, although you certainly can do it anytime, if you want
to. I thought I’d contribute some ways to make it easier for you.
#1) Focus on the fundamentals. Drink water, eat good food, move,
relax, connect. Don’t sweat anything complex, until you have a grip
on the basics.
#2) Aim for 85%. You don’t have to make 100% healthy choices, all
the time. It’s what you do most of the time…day in, day out…that
counts. The healthier you get, the easier and more automatic healthy
choices will become.
#3) Learn to cook. Get a dozen healthy, whole food recipes under
your belt and your life will be forever changed. Start by mastering
#4) Do not skip breakfast. Make double sure you eat protein,
produce, healthy fats and some fiber. Eating breakfast wards off
excessive, or binge eating, prevents energy slumps, brain fog and
#5) Get off your fat S. Sitting around is deadly. Get up, walk
around, climb a flight of stairs and, as Sergeant Carter used to
scream at Gomer Pyle, “Move it! Move it! MOVE it!”
That’s a good start and I’ll have more suggestions, as we get
rolling here, in the New Year.
More importantly, invest in your health. The money you spend on your
health delivers far better returns than money spent reactively, on
treating illness and disease. When a healthy choice seems “too
expensive,” consider the long term cost of health-sapping
I’ll be back tomorrow with more.
With my best wishes for your optimum health,