To me true health has a number of different factors. It’s not all to do about how much you weight on the scales or how little body fat you have.

These are a few of my true health factors:

  • A healthy diet with fruit veg, meat, fat and carbs.
  • Exercise to stimulate your anaerobic and aerobic system.
  • Breath deeply to oxygenate the blood
  • Moving every day of the week
  • Down time for yourself (reading a good book).
  • Time with family and friends
  • A healthy sex life with your partner
  • Stretch and mobilise every day in some way
  • 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Active communication with people in your life
  • Drink water to stay hydrated

There are many more that this and it is a matter of your own perspective when it come to your own health. You know yourself best and what will help you and what doesn’t. What will make you feel good at the end of the day is a multiple of your own health factors. You can use some of mine if you want.

How do you implement your health factors?

At first glance you may start to feel over whelmed when it come to the list above. However, the best way to start is to pick 3 factors that you can start today. This will get your own ball rolling in the right direction and it will start to snowball from there.

You might start to walk every day, eat 2 more vegetable a day and take away one food that might keep you from progressing. Once you are comfortable with these, implement another factor that might be a little more challenging.

This sort of gradual behaviour change will give you the best chance in changing your lifestyle gradually without hurting your long term goals. One step at a time will get you closer to where you want to be and the only way you’re going to be able to do that is by starting slow and building momentum.

What happens if one day I don’t do one of my health factors?

People think that this is the worst or the worst and there is no point in continuing after you’ve not don’t something one day. This is what most people get wrong, it is not about how far you can get without slipping up. It’s about being able to continue on the path that you started without feeling shame or blaming yourself when you have a bad day.

We are all humans and we have to listen to our bodies in what they are telling us.

That is why having a coach is the best way to start because they will be able to reassure you when things happen to your training or lifestyle change. It is not the end of the world when it goes wrong and in my opinion. There is something to be worried about if your client is going 100 miles an hour all the time. This is because we as coaches know you will hit a wall at some point and if you can’t control your rest weeks and the days where you don’t do as much. You won’t be able to be more consistent throughout your life.

If you want to see better results and not feel bad when you have that burger or glass one wine. For your true health to come out  you have to be consistent with your though patterns. This is all established at the beginning of your journey where it is toughest to understand. The foundation that you build at the beginning will make you strong enough to continue.

As coaches we know it’s your life, you control and own it and you want it be healthy but you want it to be a life that you enjoy every single day. We can help you do that.