Not long ago I had to get serious about my health. It’s not that I was in bad health. I’m 38 years old and I was in reasonably good health. No medications, at a healthy weight, etc… but I just didn’t feel great. And that was what I wanted.
Health to me is not about the absence of disease. It’s about feeling great and having the energy to do everything you want. Does that sound like you? Or does this sound more accurate… a cup or two of coffee to get going in the morning, dragging through your work day then getting home and deciding to skip that workout and just eat dinner and relax on the couch. After all it had been a busy day!
And what about your weekends? Are you relaxing, getting some exercise, maybe some extra sleep. Or are you busy running around. Maybe your up late one night having a few drinks and being out with friends only to get to Sunday night and realizing you have to do the same thing all over next week?
After thinking about it for a while I came up with a 3 part quiz to help determine what areas I was good in and what areas needed some work. Look at these 3 honestly and you will see for yourself what your doing wrong, what you need to start doing right and how you plan to do it. And if your having trouble with these call me. I can help.
Question #1: What am I doing that I know is hurting my health?
The act of simply sitting down and thinking about what are some things you do that you know are negatively impacting your health is a powerful first step. This allows you to see the problems so that you can make changes. Some common answers here are:
-Not getting enough sleep
-relying to heavily on caffeine and other stimulants to get going in the morning or afternoon
-Drinking too much alcohol
-Not getting any exercise
Question #2: What do I know I need to do to improve my health?
Once you know what you need to reduce or eliminate, what things do you need to start doing or do more of so that your body starts to change and become more healthy?
Some common answers here are:
-Get more sleep
-Quit drinking/smoking or cut way back
-Implement a regular exercise schedule
-Start taking high quality multivitamins
-See the chiropractor 1-2 times per month
Question #3: How am I going to implement my new plan so that I see results?
All the knowledge in the world means NOTHING if you don’t act. Once you recognize the problems, see what you need to add then it is time to create a plan and ACT!
Hopefully you have a clear idea of what to do but if after doing this exercise your still not sure what to do I suggest giving me a call or a Facebook message. I can help you identify trouble areas, figure out what things you want to add and help create a plan to follow. Don’t waste another day! Get yourself moving in the right direction now so you can start to feel better, enjoy life more and get healthier!