“Hello I am Dieter from Sprockets. Do you want to touch my Monkey Pox”
So, now we have Monkey Pox. There’s about 120 or so of cases of this variation of Small Pox, and the media is already whipping it into the next lock down.
Will it spread globally and shut down the world economy? Who’s to say…I guess if fear gets the best of everyone it will. But, you have no control over that. Why would you worry about it, then?
You do, however, have control over something that will greatly impact your ability to survive the next pandemic. Improving your health and fitness increases the effectiveness of your immune system’s ability to defeat infection. That is scientific fact, and not media hype! We now know that the highest percentage of people hospitalized during the peak of the Covid pandemic were in poor health with multiple comorbidities. A large portion of that group could have avoided hospitalization with simple lifestyle changes. Mark Rippetoe was correct when you made the statement that, “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.”
So, what can you do to make yourself “Hard To Kill”?
Move Your Body: Get in at least 3-5 exercise sessions per week. This does not have to be the CrossFit Games or Boston Marathon to be effective. Just raise your heart rate for 30 minutes. Lift weights and walk. Don’t worry about steps, just take three 10-minute walks per day. Remember, a rolling stone gathers no moss.
Eat Clean: Switch your diet to one that is primarily whole foods. Fresh and local is best. Get plenty of lean protein, and ditch the refined carbs. If it comes in a sack, bag, box, or can it’s not food…it’s chemicals. You don’t need it. Strive to eat 80% of your meals this way. You eat on average 21 meals per week. So that means you have 4 to 5 meals per week that you can “cheat or fudge” on. Stay consistent!
DeStress and ReCover: Like it or not, humans presently live with chronic low level stress. That basically means that we continuously live with an abnormally high amount of stress in our lives. This stress affects your life in ways we probably don’t even recognize. It impacts your digestion, it causes heart and cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, and other issues that drastically impact your health. It’s imperative that you start allowing yourself to recover and destress from your life. Get plenty of sleep (7-9 hours) per night. Find some time for “self care” by doing things that help you relax and make you happy. And, remove unnecessary stress from your life as much as possible.
Making these simple lifestyle changes now is critical to improving your long term immune system function. This is not something you want to wait to the last minute to worry about. It is a lot like fixing a leak in your house. The longer you wait on the repair, the more damage the leak will cause. This of course costs more time and money in the long run. So, get yourself on a program now that is designed to optimize your health and wellness in the most efficient way possible. You might consider working with me, and being a part of my 3 Tier Coaching system.
If you don’t know where to start, I’m here for you. Each and every week I set aside times for what I call Success Strategy Sessions. These short (and FREE!) coaching calls are designed to get you moving toward your goals and reaching them at lightening speed. During the call we’ll talk about where you currently are, where you’d like to be, and come up with some quick actionable steps you can take right away.
These calls are FREE, but I only have a limited amount of time to do them each and every week. They are “first-come-first-serve”. Schedule a free Success Strategy Session today!