There are often only two types of health nuts and fitness buffs in the world, namely the one who has dedicate their entire life to health and fitness, to the point that they have forged a career in the field, as well as the one who as a result of having to sacrifice development in one or more of the other areas of their life, dedicates a lot of time, money and effort into the maintenance of their health and fitness goals.
There’s very seldom anyone who falls somewhere in between. Our lives in this day and age have become so busy and demanding that it’s nearly impossible to meet all the standards which appear to be set out for us in all those areas of our lives. That’s just the reality of contemporary life and it’s quite concerning because it sets us all up to want to place our hopes in miracle solutions such as weight loss pills, dodgy protein shakes and in extreme cases even controlled substances like steroids.
It’s time to take back control and as much as there are probably so many other areas of your life which are fighting against your dedication to your health and fitness goals, health and fitness is indeed something you need to make a priority.
The number one reason most people fail in their health and fitness goals is indeed that of the fact that they have unrealistic goals, perhaps based on the health and fitness goals of people they idolise, admire, etc.
And being realistic with your health and fitness goals doesn’t mean you have to aim really low. What it means is that you need to set goals which correspond to your unique health and fitness needs, which are indeed unique.
For example, someone who perhaps runs a business at shareholder-level and isn’t involved in the day-to-day running of the business will have a lot of time on their hands, so they’d perhaps be more likely to develop bad eating habits which could lead to something like high levels of cholesterol or obesity. On the flip side of that is the person who has to put in so many hours of work per day to make ends meet that they don’t have time to even think about eating healthy, in which case the result could very well be the same – high cholesterol levels and obesity.
Consequently, it would be a mistake to think that the same approach to eating right and exercising would work for both these cases equally well – things would need to be different for each for each of these people.
Mental fitness is another area of our lives we often neglect and for all you know a visit to NeuroQuant for a brain MRI could be all you need to pin-point something like the cause of your chronic fatigue you may be suffering. It might have absolutely nothing to do with your level of physical activity, but that’s why it’s important that we emphasise the need to be explicit with your health and fitness goals.
That way you will be a lot closer to actually achieving them.