Monday, December 11, 2017
Daily Thought

Individual Paths to Health and Long Life
Which path is the right path for you to follow to stay healthy for a lifetime? There is not one single path to wellness, but they are as individual as each of us. The things that make us unique are the very attributes that can help us live a long and healthy life. Medical advances have extended life expectancy and people are living longer as a result. The wonder pill has not been found although many propose that they have found the secret pill that will solve all your health problems. The snake oil salesmen have been at their trade as long as anyone can remember. The multi-billion dollar weight loss industry has been around for decades now but we still have more obese individuals than ever. If your plan to be healthy depends on some magic pill, product, or the latest fitness fad for your long term health you may find as many have that it is just not the answer. Ironically, many people overlook or misunderstand the less exotic but much more effective tools we already have at our disposal. You cannot ignore your health and expect modern medicine to bail you out when things go bad. You can live longer in today’s modern world, but many live with life long illness, and that is no way to live. Find daily healthy rituals that have proven to be effective like exercise, proper nutrition, social networks, communities that support you. There are no short cuts to a long healthy lifestyle, create your own individual pathway to long life based on proven methods and your unique personality.

“Both in importance and time, health precedes disease.  Therefore, we ought to consider first how health may be preserved, and then how one may best cure disease”. Galen – 185AD

Read more…The Longevity Project Summary

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: 12 Workouts Until Christmas Day 3
Tabata Cardio Routine
This routine is designed to increase your cardio fitness by improving your VO2max.
Warm up 5:00 to 125 BPM (Level 3 on a scale of 1-10) (ZONE 1 THR) (65% of PMHR)
Increase intensity at steady state 5:00 (Level 4) (ZONE 2) (75% of PMHR)
Complete 1:00 interval at Level 7 (ZONE 5) (90% of PMHR)
Recover 30 seconds (Level 5) (ZONE 3) (80% of PMHR)
Complete intervals 10 times
Cool down 4:00 (Level 4) (ZONE 2) (65% of PMHR)
 
Holiday Survival Tip #14 Balance Your Nutrition
Give yourself a break, it is the holidays and you get to have some fun while still staying healthy. The key is moderation, certainly a tough task at holiday time. Water is a great tool in moderation, the more water you drink the less food and other drinks you will consume. Another good rule of thumb is for every party you go to, try and eat very healthy on the next day of the week. Eat low fat, low-sugar, low-sodium to help stay healthy in between holiday feasts to keep the fun from getting out of hand. Lots of fiber help to rid your body of holiday cheer, and always get your workouts in.
 
“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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