Episode 104 – Why no rhythm in your health and fitness will make you fat and sick
Why would I say something like this?
Well, there’s a good analogy to explain it.
Alan Watts was a professor and philosopher who was regarded as one of the first people to bring the eastern philosophy to the western world (Suzuki was another).
One of his famous lectures was about the beauty of music and dance, and its direct analogy for life.
You see, in both music and dance, you simply enjoy them for what they are.
Take a moment.
…Think back to your favourite music… you love every minute of it right?!
Never want it to end…right?
Same with when you dance. You crave to express yourself in each moment of the dance – it’s endless fun and happiness in movement!
That’s the same perspective for how we should live life – loving every minute, cherishing each moment to express ourselves…Never rushing for the outcome.
How many times have you read these stories… for example, the “Biggest Loser” type challenges, where they lose epic amounts of weight like, 30 kilos, 50 kilos and they look fantastic.
Read on below.
…AND then 6 months later, they look terrible.
They’re back to their old self again, they vibrancy is gone and they even feel miserable.
There was clearly no rhythm there and they didn’t sustain it.
To them it was always about the results, the end result – the outcome – not the journey – and so the “result” then becomes heavy on their health.
In the first instance above they’ve put a lot of pressure on their physiology to lose weight and then when they regain weight in short amounts of time it again puts their body through extreme stress.
Both situations increasing disease risk (such as kidney stones, and cardiac issues).
Instead…why not chip away at it gradually and then keep it off for life?
Aim for sustainable – hey, you might even enjoy it more 🙂
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.