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You CAN improve your physical health, but the latest diet probably won’t help you. This checklist will.
It’s NOT Impossible to Improve Your Physical Health
My health journey has lasted almost half of my life. I’m glad to report I’m in the best physical shape I’ve been in my entire life. Not bad for an old gal approaching 60! In the past thirty years, I’ve discovered magic pills to improve your physical health don’t exist. But you CAN improve your physical health, one small choice at a time.
Everyone has a unique struggle, and no one-size-fits-all regimen, routine, diet, or program will work for everyone. The magic pill isn’t even a pill. It’s self-knowledge. The better we understand ourselves, the better we’ll understand where we need help (from a friend or a professional). When we feel comfortable in our own skin and analyze what we like and don’t like, it’s easier to choose help wisely.
I don’t like exercising on a regular basis with other people. It took thousands of dollars in gym memberships to figure it out. A treadmill, the iFit app, and a stationary bike cost less than a year at the gym, and I actually use them. Someone else may need the interaction of a community. Today’s self-care hacks to improve physical health include a free checklist.
It’s not the kind of checklist where someone else decides what you need to do. Instead, you get to explore your likes and dislikes and motivations. Start small, but start. Your body will thank you. All the people who love you and want to see you live a long and happy life will thank you.
Download the FREE Self-care Checklist for Health
This article on fitness trackers may help you decide which one to purchase.
You can find healthy (er) vegan and vegetarian recipes here.
The experts weigh in on how much exercise we need each week here.
Do you really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? It depends!
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Next week I’ll share four self-care hacks to improve your spiritual self-care routines.
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I love how you highlight one size does not fit all Anita & that we need to know our own bodies & what works for us.
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yes, we know the things we need to say yes and no to so we can be healthy. why is it so hard sometimes to head in the right direction?!
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I always seem to approach exercising as something to grumble about – yet, playing tennis, pickleball, or things like that – I’d do it happily for hours. I’m in a six week boot-camp right now. I’m trying to turn my penchant to grumble into something that feels like enjoy.
Great advice, Anita, to realize one size does not fit everyone, so we need to evaluate our goals, motivation, and appropriate fitness resources. Fitbit was my motivator, so I was sad when they took away the solo challenges and fitness badges. Have you found an app replacement?
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I like exercising. I don’t like classes though, I just need the equipment and some headphones and I’m good.
Anita, such practical ideas. I love how you figured out what does and doesn’t work for you to work out regularly. I’ve found I need to work out/walk first thing in the morning, or I won’t do it. Since making the decision to do this, I’ve been pretty consistent. 🙂
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At different seasons of my life I’ve had to pivot on what I do. My great aunt lived to be a health 100 year old. She said the keep is to keep moving.
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