NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
REVOLUTION VS RESOLUTION
Every January 1, most folks make an attempt to “reset” their lives with a New Years Resolution to get back on track for the life they desire. The greatest of efforts will usually fall by the wayside due to “life”, or the abundance of “ill planning”, ill execution or most importantly LACK OF ACTION. This is my biggest challenge as I plan and create checks and balances but it’s the ACTION that can fail me. Ahead are the areas for you to address or give energy to that will create a HEALTHIER YOU.
Look at the areas of your life: spiritual, relationships, health, careers and finance. Your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS should encompass each of these areas. Let’s start from the end goal and work our way backward. Who do I want to BE in each category, then draw a straight line from where I currently am to where I want to “BE”. Address the gap between the two points with reasonable weekly steps and goals that are achievable. Eg: I can’t lose 50 pounds in 1 week but I can l lose 3 pounds per week, so work our way backwards from where we start and this gives us a weekly plan to achieve. Keep yourself accountable for weekly accomplishments and keep a journal.
This blog will focus on the area of HEALTH but the steps to achieve can be applied to the other 4 areas of your life.
Your #1 challenge will be your Mindset:
To be successful you must “Plan your work, work your plan”.
If you do not, you will default back to the pattern that got you to this place in the beginning. Write down your long term goal or end goal for your Health. Most of us will look at the symptom side of our Health vs the Functional side of Health. Symptom side of health is weight loss, lowering blood pressure, reducing medications (which are the negative effects of bad lifestyle choices) etc… The functional side of health is restoring normal function to our bodies such as GUT function, spinal function, lung capacity, endurance. You must also have a way to measure your progress to understand if what you are doing is moving you in the correct direction aside from a scale so testing is important (eg; xray, blood and urine tests).
Let’s start with the priority of how we are put together a long term NEW YEARS RESOLUTION. How long can we live without exercise? A life time, we can be active but not exercise. Exercise is at the bottom. How long can we live without food? 25-30 days approximately. How long can we live without water? 3-5 days. How long can we live without air? Minutes How long can we live without your brain communicating with your body? Not even 1 second. There is our hierarchy to implement a Health change.
First, start with seeing a Chiropractor that will restore normal function to your spine thereby removing the interference between the brain and the cells it controls (every cell in your body).
Second, remove the toxins you are breathing whether it’s from smoking or polluted air…remove it from entering your body.
Third, replace what you are drinking with water, add a lemon for taste and alkalinity. Make sure to drink filtered water, alkaline water or reversed osmosis water (we will get into water on another blog).
Fourth, adopt a Ketogenic based diet of high fats, moderate to low protein and low carbohydrates. If you would like to research why this is effective in a healthy body approach, please review the work of Drs’ Warburg, Budwig and Gerson.
Fifth and lastly is exercise. Exercise is needed for increasing oxygen and regulating hormones. The most effective form of exercise to achieve this is HIIT (high intensity interval training). When performed 2-3 times per week for approximately 12 minutes (this time can vary with warm up and cool down). The goal is to get your heart rate above 80% for a short period of time (30 seconds) then dropping the rate to resting. (Typically 60-90 seconds). This is repeated for 12 minutes with a variety of exercises from sprints to burpees to spin to free weights and jumping rope. You don’t need a gym membership and I encourage you to constantly change your locations to keep you fresh.
This is what a calendar looks like: Chiropractic adjustments 2x/week. Only drink water and add some lemons-daily. Breathe clean air, period-daily lol. Eat raw food is best, a lot of vegetables, clean and organic. All colors is best. Eat clean proteins not contaminated with hormones, medications and preservatives. Berries in the mornings with breakfast foods. Granny Smith apples as a snack or a handful of Almonds, just add almond butter. Mounting research suggest Nutritional Ketosis may have health benefits with most chronic diseases. Perform the exercise piece 6x/week for 30 minutes. On the days you do HIIT training, also add core exercises such as planks, leg lifts, bridging etc. The other 3 days use the HIIT principals using free weights. Exercise is 30 minutes a day and add another 30 minutes to food prep.
So as you can see the amount of time initially is spent in the learning curve of food preparation and learning the training protocols. So should your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS be reviewed yearly? I suggest every month or better yet every Sunday to Optimize your progress and outcomes.
Outcomes for you are directly proportional to the discipline you take in food prep, water consumption and time management and the efforts you put forth in training.
Effort = Outcomes
In conclusion, chronic disease, which is 85% of our health care system, is CAUSED by deficiencies and toxicities (Lifestyle, look at our blog on Epigenetics). Deficiencies are nerve, nutrient and oxygen. This is the basis of the 5 Essentials of Health and the basis of our program to move you from where you are TODAY to where you want to BE in the future. Plan your work, review it weekly, dial it in and understand it will take you approximately 6+/- months for you to achieve what you desire.
“Men will spend their Health getting Wealth. Then they gladly pay all they have earned to get their Health back”.
– Mike Murdoch
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There is NO SHORT CUT, there is NO PLAN “B”, Just YOU.
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SO….are you WORTH IT?
I AM SURE OF IT !
-Dr. Tim Dunne D.C.