life itself

Is exercise life itself?

Moving from one’s health becoming worse and worse each day to becoming healthier and healthier each day is the goal.*

“The more you do the more you can do.”(ancient wisdom)

Be patient with progress however slow it may be. The key ingredient is to be a little more active than you were the day before. The more you do the more can do. The amount of “more” is up to the participant. Small changes work best because they keep us in the game of change. To start, choose something easy to do.

For example:

Standing up from a sitting position once each waking hour for a week. Then…

Standing from a sitting position twice an hour for a week.

Standing from a sitting position thrice an hour for a week.

And somewhere along the way remain standing up for a minute each time you stand, and then each week remain standing for a bit longer every day that week, and after a while, going for a short walk might not be so hard, and do the same thing with walking that you did with standing and work up to 30 minutes of walking five days of a week. Start with a walker if you have to and “have at it” a little more each day, that’s the goal. Before long who knows! Easy does it keeps us in the game. 

On the way, it’s best to eat well. This means consuming very little to none of wheat and other grains. Why?

Getting rid of processed sugar and all the other sugar 

which bread and other carbohydrates change into 

allows the human animal to begin using 

its own fat for energy. 

Better health and more energy usually result.

* This short essay is not intended to be medical advice. It is simply what I have discovered firsthand after reading and following the above advice which came over many years from a series of books on health. Here’s a partial list of those life changing books:

Fit for Life by Mr and Ms Harvey Diamond

P.A.C.E. The 12-minute Fitness Revolution by Al Sears

Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis with Kester Cotton

Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora T. Gedgaudas

(P.A.C.E. The 12-minute Fitness Revolution & Never Be Sick Again are my favorites.)

 

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waiting and hoping

Are we all in some way waiting and hoping? Does this keep us fixed on a future which doesn’t have the best odds of happening because just using the word waiting makes the hoping a long shot? Does waiting give the impression that the one waiting cannot do anything to change the situation and is left to take whatever comes?

So what to do? What to think?

Does being occupied doing something constructive help proper thoughts come in their own time? Is it a much better situation than doing nothing and waiting for the proper thoughts to come so they can be acted upon?

Does activity spark positive thinking? Does variety spark creativity?