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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top 5 health tips from the fitness guru

You could go on and on about what it takes to be healthy. Honestly there are literally hundreds of ways to describe how to be healthy. I get that.

Here is what I have done for you today. I have taken my 18 years experience as a coach and personal trainer and compressed all that knowledge and experience into 5 tips that are guaranteed to lead you to amazing levels of fitness.

This is impactful so pay close attention.

Tip #1: Think, act and make decisions like a champion. 

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that we do and everything that we are is determined by the thoughts we have and the actions that we take. If you believe you can then you will. If you don;t then you will not.

Don't discount this. This includes things like the goals we set, the people we hang out with, the priorities we make... you get the drift. To be a champion you have to BE A CHAMPION. 

All results start as a decision. First you make the decision then you create the actions. 

Tip #2: Fuel your body like a champion. 

When you open your mouth what you put in there determines who you become.

This is truth.

Are you eating crap? Are you smoking? Doing drugs? What you consume determines who you are. 

No need for specifics here. You all know how to eat. You all know that going to McDonalds is bad news. We all know that eating sugar and bread is going to make us fat. So why do we do it?

We need fuel our bodies like the champions that we are. The people that look the best and healthiest, do they are eat crap? Do they drink soda?

No intent to offend anyone here. Walk around the grocery store. Who do you see with cereal, soda and bag of treats in their carts? Is it the people that you see at the gym busting out pull-ups and running down the road or is it the people that you don't see at the gym? It's harsh but true. 

To bit healthy and fit you need to focus on your attitude and decisions. A big part of that is putting the right stuff in your body. 

Tip #3: Workout like an athlete.

Have you ever gone to the gym and really noticed all the people on the treadmills, elliptical trainer and circuit machines? Two questions: do they look fit and do they look happy.

Some do but I'd say that most are bored and not happy with their results.

Watch Rocky IV again. Train like Rocky. 

Seriously. Our bodies are designed to work functional and not sit on a machine and push a weight on an unchangeable course.  Work out like an athlete. 

Sure it's hard at first. You might be sore. You may even get hurt. Who cares? Suck it up and do push-ups, burpees, squats and run around the block. You will only "feel" like your are going to die. 

Chances are you have a better change of dying by not working out then doing burpees till you puke. 

Hire a trainer and tell them you want to look like an athlete. If they show up with a clip board and put you on a bicep curl machine fire them on the spot. 

Workout like an athlete if you want results. 

Tip #4: Get you ass outside.

Please forgive the vulgarity if that kind of thing offends you.

Be honest. When was the last time you spend, ON A WEEKDAY, at least 60 minutes outside? For some the of you the answer is appalling. If it in not EVERYDAY then you have a problem.

Get outside. Find an actively that gets you off the couch and onto a trail or a field somewhere. There is something to be said for breathing air that isn't recycled through a vent system. 

There is something about getting sun on your skin. Get out side.

You will get the benefits of fresh air, sunshine, reduced stress and maybe some exercise. 

Tip #5: Work with a team of professionals and I'm not talking about a medical doctor. 

The most successful people in every industry have a coach. You should to!

First and foremost I would suggest a chiropractor to take care of your medical needs. In my books most doctors aren't going to be super helpful. If you are sick or hurt go see a doctor by all means. If want to avoid being sick and hurt then go see a chiropractor for sure. 

Another professional I would consider is a personal trainer. You don't need to pay a lot. Just have a good relationship with someone that knows what he or she is doing and can advise you. That's all. 

It's part of what we do. Shoot me an email to see if we can help.

Assemble a team of accountability partners and professionals to help you along your journey.

Who likes to go on a long journey alone? Create a team!  

I hope that you got some value from this post. If you did we would appreciate if you shared this blog so that someone that needs to see these words may be reached and maybe, just maybe, a life can be changed.

To your success!
Rick CopleyYour Best Fitness Coach
"Empowering YOU to be a champion

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