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Day 3 of Challenge Feb .6,2014

Hello everyone! Cold Cold Cold! By now you should have some idea of what your schedule will be like. What days do I want to exercise, what do I plan for meals etc. Exercising outside may not be an option for a short while so adapt by doing a routine inside. Burst training works well for indoor training. If you are "wingin it" so to speak day to day without some kind or plan you will find that everything else not planned will sabatoge your goals and take precedence. Be aware of things that may hijack your exercise or meal time.Personally, I have identified four cornerstones to having health naturally that work for me:

1. Proper nerve supply (chiropractic care)  2.Regular exercise  3. Proper nutrition  4.Sufficient rest.

Simple enough, but it at least a framework I can work from. What's your framework? Values? Paradigm? Written or un-written you are following some path. Is it a path to or away from optimal health and vitality? In my experience I have noticed three obstacles that are very common and seem to prevent us from achieving our optimum health goals . Ask yourself if any of these obstacles apply to you.

1.        PRIORITY -  Do I view achieving and maintaining health as a priority? On your scale of priorities where does proper health and function rate? What is your motivation ? If we all knew the impact that decades of unhealthy living has on causing chronic illnesses such as , cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer etc., we might take action today.  

2.        TIME - Am I willing to commit time to live healthy?  The reality is that all of us have the same amount of time in a day and what we do with it varies greatly. It may require you to choose to substitute activities that do not necessarily promote health and add an activity that does. I am sure we all could substitute a little TV or internet time. Managing time may not be easy but it certainly is worth the effort when you consider the benefits towards your well being. Consider this saying, “Those that do not have time for their health will not have health for their time,”

      3.      INVESTMENT - Am I willing to commit resources (expense) to live healthy? This is an obstacle that is on everyone’s minds but really should be put into perspective. Living healthy is a lifestyle that is affordable at any income level. Jogging 5k around your neighborhood gives you the same benefit as jogging around an indoor track at a club that requires a membership fee. Research and experts still agree that eating healthy foods at appropriate portions is no more expensive as eating a high calorie, “take-out” diet which most of us seem to gravitate to. Eat out less and eat less when you eat out and you would be surprised at the money you will save. Where and what we commit our resources or money to is always a personal choice. History has shown that the things which have value or priority are the things we commit are income to even if it means some personal sacrifice.

Keep up the good work,focus forward,keep moving.  -      Dr. Darren

 

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