Good health is not an accident. It requires an investment of time and energy about which I have written 139 previous articles discussing. Health topics include things such as diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation, chiropractic, massage therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, relaxation, meditation, flexibility, strength, aerobics, core, endurance, etc. etc. But to make it super simple I am going to boil it down to just two things, “Just One More Thing” and “The Rule of Ones.” The first is the plan to succeed, and the second, the plan to not fail. If you employ these simple two concepts as early in your life as possible you may get to your 80’s with enough health such that you can think about something else other than your lack of it. And you’ll keep the bobby pins in the first pocket.
JUST ONE MORE THING – This concept is so simple. Pick just one thing to add to your health/wellness regimen. It could be something easy or something hard. And then do it until it becomes a routine part of your day/week. It could be drinking more water or taking a new vitamin or exercising or adjustments or disc pump exercises or anything. You pick. And once it has become a routine part of your day/week, add one more thing. This way you are never biting off more than you can chew and increasing your chance of success. You set the pace.
THE RULE OF ONES – This goes hand in hand with the above rule. It says that whatever the “just one more thing” is that you are doing, that you will not let “ONE” week go by without doing that thing “ONE” time…the rule of ones. Taking a vitamin or engaging in an exercise one time during a week is not success, but the rule acts as a stop gap to avoid failure. If you miss one week you are likely to miss a second week and if you miss 2 weeks you have almost certainly failed.
So, two sides of the same coin. Just One More Thing to layer health activities on top of each other over a lifetime to be healthy for a lifetime. The Rule of Ones to prevent failure. A plan to succeed and a plan to not fail. This is how you make resolutions.