Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Personal Wellness Rules

  1. If some is good more is not necessarily better. Overtraining, overeating, overbooking your schedule is counterproductive.
  2. Healthy Eating, Healthy Movement, Healthy Mind activities are all best when treated like medicine. Do them daily if possible, be consistent in the dose, chose quality over quantity.
  3. Know yourself and chose activities that you enjoy - don't feel like you have to do something you hate simply because it's very popular right now.
  4. Weight matters but inches matter too. Body composition is a strong predictor of health and can, despite what we're told be changed for the better.
  5. Be an educated consumer. Never stop learning. Over time trends and information available changes. Keep an eye on the changes around you and also the changes within you.
  6. Don't be drawn into hype. Most manufacturers have a bottom line of sales. They do not care if their products make your life better. On the other hand they don't want to kill you - at least not right away - if you die you won't be able to buy more products!
Wow! That last one got me thinking. If manufacturers just make you tired and sick they can sell you loads of products aimed at making you feel better - though not too much better because then.....

Not all manufacturers are that mercenary but then some totally are. I guess on that note I'll call this post finished  - for now - I reserve the right to return and add to it.
    Those are my personal wellness rules. What do yours look like?

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