The following podcast episode might change your life. Here it is:
You are awesome and amazing and you have a lot of life yet to live. I feel it my duty to pass this amazing information along to you.
I plan on being around a long, long time. I’m gonna keep writing for A Gym Life for as long as I live. I figure in 30 years, I’ll have a reasonably strong audience maybe cracking a few hundred thousand awesome, strong-minded people. And because I’m selfish with my health and happiness, I want each and every one of you to be fit and nimble so I can schedule special senior meet-ups where we will climb mountains and hike rough terrain, hunt bears, build schools for children in struggling areas, and do other awesome stuff that the rest of the people around us aged 50 or older won’t be doing.
I’m going to need awesome people like you to join me. After all, what’s the point of enjoying health all alone?
So how can you also join in this fun?
First, listen to the Dr Terry Wahls episode and pass it along to others that needs to hear it.
Second, start focusing on your food!
Nutrition is the number one thing you can do to prevent atrophy and the decline of your human body. By getting your food in check now, you will keep growing your body long into the future (instead of breaking it down like most do). This will allow you to hold back the “aging” process as long as possible (and with advances in technology and medicine, probably even longer).
The next part is fitness.
Get on a basic weightlifting program to strengthen your bone density and heart. Resistance training is one of the most potent ways you can “bulletproof” your body. Muscle is also one of the most metabolically active tissues in your body and it protects you like literal “body armor.”
Get outdoors and move in nature often. This helps you in many ways. Earthing is a practice picking up more and more steam for its health benefits. There are also many psychological benefits to getting outdoors and “unplugging” from your devices and screens.
Move often and in many varieties. Sometimes move fast and all-out, sometimes move slow and paced, sometimes move moderately.
The last part is life.
Get a purpose. Those that have a purpose in life live longer. This is proven time and time again.
Be social and make sure you keep up your relationships. This is another “secret” of longevity. We are social animals. Embrace it.
Back to this life-changing podcast
The Bulletproof Executive podcast is the #1 podcast in Health and Fitness on iTunes. Dave is a trusted source of all things health and I refer him to others as an invaluable resource for anyone looking to live better. I also am a raving lunatic of his Bulletproof coffee.
Dr. Wahls is a medical doctor and research scientist that is getting a ton of academic research done on the Paleo diet. Her story is amazing. She has (had?) progressive MS and her doctors said she would never be able to walk again after becoming bedridden. So she took matters into her own hands and started treating her condition with food.
Basically, she cured MS through a Paleo diet.
Talk about the miracle drug of the century! She now walks fine and can jog a few miles at a time. Watch her TED talk here. If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will…
Guys and gals, this stuff is important. Your health is important… and food is the single largest contributing factor. If you are sacrificing health for temporary success or satisfaction, what is the cost? Sure, you might make some more money or get more shit done, but is the cost worth it? Really, think about it.
And what if I told you that you could get more done and be more productive if you put your health first? Well, it’s true. A strong body and mind will out-perform a weaker one. And you won’t be able to bridge the gap by working harder. You will never be able to compete with your healthier self. Never, ever, ever.
When you get heart disease or cancer, will you try to buy the best treatment in the world with all that money you made and shit you got done? Of course you will. Unfortunately, it’ll probably be too late.
An often asked question by investors to new companies trying to raise funds is: “Are you selling vitamins or pain-killers?” Savvy investors know that people will sell the farm when they want to fix a problem but will spend little to nothing to prevent it the problem in the first place.
This is a sad reality of human psychology.
But it doesn’t have to be so. You can develop the habits and mindset necessary to start making yourself bulletproof today and prevent having to try to “fix” shit when it goes wrong. This isn’t easy nor will it come overnight.
I like to think of myself as a doctor of “preventative medicine” (but of course I don’t have a medical degree and make no claims to offer medical advice). That’s all food, fitness, and lifestyle habits really are: preventative treatment. And like your doctor will try to get you to do certain things to help ‘fix’ the crap that is going wrong in your body, I prescribe you a list of things to do and not do to prevent the crap from happening at all.
You want to prevent. Fixing is for pansies.
It will take time to develop the habits necessary to adopt a solid “preventative” routine. You will have to read and research and justify it to yourself (mindset) over a long period of time. Since most of you read my work because you care about your health and how you look, I’m assuming that you are already well on your way to a “preventative” routine.
So what is my advice to you?
This: Focus on your food until you have it down pat.
I’m turning 29 in 8 days and I plan on being around for at least 120 more birthdays (maybe more) and it will sadden me thoroughly if I have to lose you as a reader before your time because you let society, weakness, and bad habit get the best of you.
Start your preventative routine today by focusing on your weaknesses. Then, as you develop each weakness, move to the next thing one you need work on. Keep repeating until you have a solid routine that will prevent illness and bulletproof your body for many years to come.
- Please get better.
- Please make a focused effort.
- Please start Paleo if you haven’t.
- Please stop eating out if you still do (or at least limit it).
- Please limit your alcohol consumption (stick with cider and Tequila).
- Please sleep 8 hours a night.
- Please meditate.
- Please take it easy and give yourself a break.
P.S. Anyone that has a family history of illness is more susceptible to the same condition. This history can go back multiple generations so don’t assume that just cuz your parents or grandparents were studs that you are not susceptible to other issues that root back to ancestors further down your genetic line.
P.P.S. If you know anyone that needs to hear this message, please share (Tweet it).