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The Health and Fitness Skill Deficit Puzzle

The Health and Fitness Skill Deficit Puzzle

Live and Loud. With skill.

 

Once we decide that we want something we usually want it now. Not tomorrow or ten week from now but now, dammit! Obviously it’s ok to want something now. But the issue with now is that we seek for instant gratification and it clouds our rational thinking as we only focus on the short-term solution.

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Adjusting Training and Eating Habits for Lifelong Success

Adjusting Training and Eating Habits for Lifelong Success

Adjusting Training and Eating Habits for Lifelong Success

Not every life situation is ideally suited for an all-out attack on your health and fitness goals. There are times when improving your training and eating habits has to take a back seat. Then there are times when you can focus almost exclusively on training, habit changes and generally winning with health goals. Adjusting habits to whatever else is happening is an important skill to have. Here’s how to do it all.

 

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Story of a Recovering Fitness Addict

Story of a Recovering Fitness Addict

Story of a Recovering Fitness Addict

There’s a reason why I preach a reasonable approach to health and fitness: I know how it is when life is not in balance. Throughout my twenties, I was obsessed with fitness. I missed out on a lot of awesome stuff because on most occasions I chose the gym when others went to do something else. I combined that with healthy eating taken too far, and it snowballed. When you combine too much, sometimes forced, training with a strict diet, it adds up to a dysfunctional, unhappy life.

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Learn to Adjust Your Fitness Dial

Learn to Adjust Your Fitness Dial

Learn to Adjust Your Health & Fitness Dial

The way you approach health and fitness should not be an on/off button but a dial. A dial where you can choose your level of involvement at any given time.

At times you want to crank it up. And other times you have to dial it down to the absolute minimum to hear other things in life clearer. Big project at work? Turn the fitness dial down to get only the basics done. Quiet at work and extra time to rest and recover? Turn the dial up. But for the most part you should keep your dial somewhere in the middle.

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Reasonably Fit – The Key to Long-Term Success

Reasonably Fit – The Key to Long-Term Success

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that I love a reasonable approach to health and fitness. Once you reach a certain point in your fitness you start to see diminishing returns of your time spent in the gym.  You’ll have to put in considerable time to get only little improvement. In other words, be content with being there 98% and spend your time doing other important things. Unless you are competing in high level of sports there is only so much you need. Can You Go, a book by Dan John has a great sentence: “Your perfect place is a blend of health, lifestyle and values”. Now take about five minutes to let that sink it.

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