The Exercise. Eat. Sleep Method
1. Don’t live to eat, eat to live healthy: While warmly embracing the New Year, I challenge you to go gluten free, eliminate refined sugar (substitute brown sugar or honey) and consciously reduce junk food by at least 30 percent. The effects on your body and health would be remarkable. You will FEEL the difference. Your energy levels will soar, allowing you to get more work done in less time, sleep better and have better metabolism. You’ll just be emotionally, psychologically and physically healthier than most of the people. Overall, you just did yourself a huge favour by simply choosing to live smarter than the majority of the world’s population.
2. Exercise regularly: Alright. Most of you know how big I am on exercising. This is going to come as a surprise to some of us who thought exercising an hour a day is best for the body. We’re people with busy schedules, so being able to hit the gym an hour a day is more than enough, right? Not quite.
According to the Archives of Internal Medicine if you’re sitting more than 11 hours or more throughout the day you’re increasing your risk for premature death. You drive (sitting), watch TV (sitting), study (sitting), watch a movie (sitting) or socialize (mostly sitting)- too much sitting is just as bad as smoking and drinking. If dying isn’t on your bucket-list, here’s a heads up: If you sit more than 11 hours per day, you’re 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years. Sorry I had to break it to you this way…
3. Get enough sleep: It is recommended that our bodies need approximately 8.5 hours of sleep. If I don’t get enough sleep, or if I wake up late (getting more sleep that I actually need) I end up waking tired and find that I generally get less done in more time. I can get most of my “work” done while everyone else might be waiting for the caffeine to kick in. I love waking up early because I have time to do more of what I really enjoy. Perhaps, YOU could try on different things each day instead of spending years stuck in a boring work routine? If you do a quick review on successful personalities, and lives that truly matter, you will notice that, most often then not, they sleep early and walk up early. Just to name a few famous and successful people who resort to waking up early:
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
Disney CEO Robert Iger
Condoleeza Rice – Former U.S. Secretary
John Grisham – Politician & Author