You already know the one thing to track with your workouts. But what about all the other things that lead to a more energetic and healthier life?
The total time of daily physical activity. Averaging >60 minutes a day. It doesn’t have to be just workouts or other measurable activities. Anything that elevates your heart rate counts. Anything.
And yes, it’s probably a stretch for most people with young kids and a sedentary job. Still, a worthy goal.
Sleep. Averaging >7 hours of good quality sleep each night.
Food. I’ll use Michael Pollan’s quote here. “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” >80% of the time. If you have 21 meals a week, make 17 about real food.
Mind. Find something to do that helps you disconnect and get into your flow zone. Then try to do a little bit of that each day.
Here’s where it’s at.
We don’t really have to track anything as long as we’re mindful of our choices and actions. Some weeks and months are better than others. Most of this evens out over time as long as we pay attention.