Physical Success

Achieve your “metabolic six pack”

General Health:
If you are sick you can’t expect to get better if you keep doing the same thing – make changes and follow good practices you will notice (compared to those around you) you get sick less, recover quicker and have less dependence on maintenance drugs or supplements.  Good practices will lead to a healthy immune system and while there are no ‘guarantees’ you will have the best chance of being and staying healthy.

Physical Fitness:
While I am personally an avid runner and still set racing goals and time targets, with the exception of some references to books I enjoy, I have tried avoid too much focus on extreme exercise in these pages.  Success in physical fitness as far as wellness is concerned for me is more related to a healthy ‘active’ life and a focus on quality over quantity.  See the results you want from focused activity and high quality training where appropriate – minimum time, maximum gain.

Weight:
Don’t obsess.  If you weigh yourself do it at the same time each day/week naked.
Waistline is more important than weight.
If you take care of the all parts of wellness you will find that weight will take care of itself.  Loosing weight is a great “by product” of becoming healthier rather than a goal in itself.

Sleep:
You will see the references in these page are on quality and quantity.  There are no short cuts here.  I am not personally in favor or gadgets to monitor sleep, I do note sleep habits in my journal (my way of ‘what gets measured gets managed’) but in short success would be defined as 7-8 hours sleep a night where you are able to get to sleep easily and have long uninterrupted periods of sleep.

Energy and Productivity:
Sleepy afternoons, need four coffees to wake up in the morning, unfocused?
Depending on your ‘state’ when you start your journey you can measure success by getting more done in shorter periods of time, being more focused, less reliant on stimulants or supplements and not needing that afternoon nap – it will come as all the parts fall in to place.

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