Relax we're in it for the long haul
Posted on 5th January 2018 at 18:55
Your health could improve no-end if you relax about it. Avoid the New Year pitfalls of dieting, over-exercising and being too influenced by health trends.
The New Year always starts with a plethora of TV programmes about healthy living, dieting and exercise and I for one (having a vested interest in health) am a sucker for them. What I have seen so far this year though has left me less than impressed and here's why. When I invest my time in watching documentaries and lifestyle programmes I want to be well-informed and inspired to make changes which will be of the benefit to me or my clients. I do realise that this won't always be the case and I also realise that it is still early days, so I am ever optimistic for things to improve.
So far my viewing has included a programme recommending artificial sweeteners and low fat foods to help dieters (haven't we gone past all that?) and another which in the process of investigating the prospective benefits of coffee for enhancing sporting performance made me feel like I needed a coffee (or some kind of stimulant) just so I could get my head around it.
Having so much information at our fingertips these days really does ramp up the stress levels. No sooner are we made to believe one thing then we are told 6 months later that 'the experts' got it wrong. Being healthy shouldn't be stressful and it isn't a race so we should relax and commit to it for the long haul. There are no quick fixes in life without a knock back (study after study shows that most dieters regain the weight they lose plus more) so I hope that you will join me this year, for the whole year, and make it your healthiest yet.
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