The best way I can think of to do this is to list the general goals that I think are most important to shoot for and why. I will name the goal(G), the why(W), and then the how(H).
G – Fully integrated nerve system. W – It controls everything and health begins and ends here. H – Chiropractic adjustments on a weekly basis minimum.
G – Raised heart rate. W – Long term heart health. Heart attacks are bad. H – Aerobic exercise for 30-45 minutes 3 times per week.
G – Reduced bodily inflammation. W – Critical for overall health and disease prevention. H – Exercise, good diet, fish oils, turmeric supplementation.
G – Reduce oxidation in body. W – Important for cancer and other disease prevention. H – Exercise, anti-oxidant supplementation, red wine and dark chocolate.
G – Cellular hydration. W – Critical for overall brain and cell health. H – Drink 64 oz. of water per day.
G – Maintain muscle tone. W – To combat age related atrophy. H – Moderate upper and lower body toning exercises.
G – Reduce/maintain weight. W – Reduce strain on every part of the body. H – Weigh self regularly, eat properly, and exercise per above.
G – Get enough rest. W – Body requires time every day to heal and regenerate. H – Make time to sleep.
Step 1) Pick one item above. Step 2) Devise a system so that you don’t have to rely upon your memory to do it (a string tied to your finger, a note on your mirror, a buddy doing the same thing, whatever). Step 2 is critical to success. Step 2-1/2) Just do it. Step 3) When it is part of your everyday lifestyle and you don’t need the reminder anymore return to step 1 for next item.
At the age of 39 I did none of the above except for the sleep part. On Memorial weekend in 2000 I found myself in the E.R. with chest pains and passing out while driving my car. I was given a second chance. Now I have a plan. I do all of the above, but it took years. I am healthier than I was when I was 10 years younger. By the time I am 80 I will have the body of a 20 year old. But I understand how it can take a long time to commit to your health. I was a chiropractor for 13 years before I did. I pray that you don’t take as long. Time is running out.