Last time I wrote about starting the New Year and setting goals to better your life; nothing concrete, just some fluff about changing patterns and taking action. Now I want to give you the 6 keys to renovating your health on a grand scale. These are must-do changes if you want to live an active life, free of pain and degenerative diseases and able to fully enjoy the pleasures good health. The 6 keys are discussed in greater detail in our Categories, but here is the short story.
Make a decision to pay attention to anti-aging technology and to get interested in optimizing your health. Choose foods, activities, supplements that build health and avoid those that degrade it. Seek and read information on health; make it a hobby. Adopt the attitude that your body knows how to heal, rebuild and grow, if you just give it the right materials and stimuli. Believe that health problems can be reversed and tomorrow you can be stronger, faster and smarter than you were yesterday. Science is brimming with exciting new truths about health and rediscovering old wisdom daily – pay attention!
The stimulus for regaining a healthy body is exercise, and nothing works as well as weight training, resistance training, body building: whatever you want to call it, get off the couch and start pumping iron. Weight training is anti-aging! It coaxes all metabolic functions to improve and biases your body to repair and rebuild. The simplest workout concept: one day Pushing, one day Pulling, and one day Legs. Three days, less than one hour per day, and you will make a major overhaul of your body and health. Adopt it as a lifestyle; it is very addictive and uplifting. The smart way is to join a gym and hire a personal trainer so you make rapid progress and don’t learn it wrong to start. Spend the money – you deserve the success.
Start eating real food. Stop eating fake foods. This simple statement is fraught with complexity, and I suggest you read our Nutrition Category header article to get the details. You are what you eat, and you need to eat that which will let you thrive. The details in our article will give you guidance. For more information on nutrition, one of the best websites is Dr. Mercola’s.
Rest and Recovery
Don’t over-train – more is not better when it comes to exercise. With the 3-day workout plan your body has a week to recover each muscle group worked, and there is enough rest between workouts to recover systemically. If you don’t get enough rest (sleep), your other efforts to improve health will fail. Nothing depresses the immune system faster than lack of adequate sleep; combine that with over-training, and you are guaranteed to get sick.
The same supplements that allow top natural bodybuilders to grow abundant muscle and drive body fat to incredibly low levels will give you the upper hand on reshaping your aging body. The supplement categories to investigate are:
- Secretagogues – to increase growth hormone production, such as Secretagogue Gold by MHP
- Testosterone boosters – to crank up this vital anabolic hormone of youth, such as Attitude from SAN
- Creatine formulations – to promote energy production, strength and muscle growth, such as Cellmass by BSN
- Nitric Oxide boosters – to improve blood flow and move nutrients into the muscle structure, while boosting energy during workouts.
Attitude and Thinking
The attitude to foster is that you can be better tomorrow that you were today; you can make incremental improvements in those activities you use to measure your well-being. The thinking to keep at the front of your mind is that the pursuit of health and fitness is a worthy and exciting game. Someone once said ‘Hey, long term we’re all dead!’ – just don’t let that stand in the way of having a great life.
Good Living – Frank