Friday, August 18, 2017
Personality and Long Life
Some threats to long life are random like a car wreck, or rare disease or illness, some health threats are not simply due to bad luck, rather they are systematic individual differences in susceptibility to injury and disease. Life choices and personality traits can have a dramatic impact on your longevity of life. Just eating healthy and exercising may not be enough to live a long life other factors that are more intangible and unpredictable can be significant in your individual morality.
Read more…Personality is Not Set in Stone
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Activity Level
Daily activity level is an important part of your plan to stay healthy and fit. Your normal movement and body functions make up what is called Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is your energy expenditure in calories each day. Activity is measured typically in steps and recommendations for healthy activity levels is 10,000 steps (5 miles) each day. Wearable activity trackers can help you see how active you are, your calories burned, and remind you to get moving. For a good a rule of thumb to determine your BMR as add a zero to your weight (160 lbs = 1600 cals BMR). Energy Balance is the balancing of calories expended and calories consumed to maintain a healthy weight. Get moving every day, watch what you eat by eating less and keep your body healthy
Nutrition Tip: Compelling Reasons for Eating Better
If you need external motivation to eat better it may mean you don’t have an internal reason compelling enough to do it. Eating is a way of nurturing and comforting ourselves. Why do you eat the way you eat? Many say they lack the willpower to eat the way they should. It really is not an issue of willpower, as much as it is an issue of values. When you value your health more than you value comfort you will eat the way you need to. Athletes eat a certain way to be competitive and give themselves the best chance to win. You don’t really have to tell someone anything to do when they own their goals with sufficient passion, they will do whatever they have to. So the question remains: “Why do you eat the way you do?” Maybe you don’t need willpower, just a compelling enough reason to do it. Start with yourself first, when you are healthy, fit and energetic those around you benefit. Value your own health enough that it is not even a choice anymore. Just do it because you matter and what you are up to matters enough.
“As you develop a strong sense of vision that reflects your values and begin to apply it to all you do you will find a greater sense of clarity and focus in your life.” Dr. Stephen Covey
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