Why do we exercise?
When we peel back all the layers and get to the core ‘why’ it’s longevity.
Let’s talk longevity. I can confidently say 99% of people don’t want to die and want to age gracefully. Gracefully meaning, be able to walk, talk, eat, etc… The common things we all take for granted. But as we age we can lose them, unless we do something about it. I would much prefer to prevent than to rehabilitate, but this is a whole different topic we can dive into at a later date.
What I wanted to share today were 5 longevity tips that will help you age gracefully.
1. Lift heavy things 2-3 times per week
2. Sprint once a week
3. Play often
4. Challenge your mind
5. Mobility, 10 minutes per day
These are my longevity mantras.
Committing and Consistency is the key.
The first step?
If you have any questions about what you just read or would like to start your journey of aging gracefully. Reach out and I would be happy to help.
Last week I celebrated my 40th birthday. It wasn’t the celebration I had planned for a milestone birthday being in lockdown and all, however my wife, Simone, and family made it a special one.
It made me reflect on what I’d achieved in the past decade and start to think about what I could achieve this decade… Something I hadn’t yet thought of.
Aging is inevitable. But just because you hit 40, or 50, 60, 70, or 80 does not mean you need to accept a life of aches, pains, and gained weight.
It also doesn’t mean that you have to take your foot off the accelerator and cruise the rest of the way.
If you want to age well and continue doing the simple things in life without assistance you have to think about how you eat, move, sleep and breath.
The best part is, regardless of how old you are, it applies to you. Because we all get older.
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Life is Tough, But You Must Be Tougher
It’s true. Starting a fitness plan will lead you on THE MOST POWERFUL personal development journey ever.
One day you’re facing big challenges. The next day you’re crushing them.. And winning everything. Then a month later… you’re tackling the next challenge, like LOCKDOWN to continue to the next level. Again and again and again. This is not only in your fitness journey but also in your career path and parenting.
Embrace it all. Because it doesn’t get easier the further you progress. The problems and challenges get bigger, but you get the opportunity to continue growing stronger and more powerful with every turn.
Sounds fun? I believe there’s nothing better than the journey!
Keep growing and stay committed to your success!
Fat loss and what YOU need to do!
Losing fat is not easy. If it were easy everyone would be fit and healthy. We are all busy individuals in this crazy world. Everyone needs to work, so how come some people do it better than others? The issue that comes up is human habit and comfortability. Keep in mind that this does not apply to everyone, some people work 40-50 hours/week which makes it a lot harder to get into the gym, however, you can still make it work!
It is easy to sit on the couch and watch television whilst eating ice cream, on the other hand, it requires huge mental fortitude and hard work to bring your heart to 170 BPM on the assault bike after a long day of work (the positives to this is better sleep and appetite i.e. the more you exercise the more you can eat! If you love food like myself, this is a massive bonus). The first couple of steps towards fat loss include:
Make time. Just do something! 10-15 minutes of jogging/walking, a little bit of yoga/balancing work, cooking healthy meals. Actively working towards better health and your goals.