When I turned 60 in 2011 I decided to work to improve my overall health by eliminating or controlling detrimental habits and creating better one allowing me to traverse my 60’s and the decades to follow. This included increasing lean body mass and reducing the percentage of body fat through exercise and eating; improving my endurance and flexibility and of course using chiropractic and acupuncture to keep my immune system strong.
Over the past 16 months, I have created many positive changes and I am now fine-tuning this process by keeping a record of food consumption, exercise, and the results of new habits. These simple steps help me quantify what I have done and plan for what is next. Recording my results helps me stay on task each day (well almost every day) and reminds me of my overall goals.
During this process, I have read articles, watched videos, and talked with knowledgeable people in their fields about what works. The information is both helpful and overwhelming at times. Knowing when to incorporate a new activity/idea immediately or over time is not easy and I have failed several times attempting to do so. My gold standard in my decision-making process is improving my overall health. Keeping a record of what I do, when I do it and the results help me assess future questions and answers. This is what motivates me.
What motivates you to improve your health? Let me know