Play makes you strong
With Fit2Thrive I promote the message that Play makes you strong because I believe that health comes from happiness. The easiest way I have found to achieve both these goals is through three simple words:
Each word represents a type of step you can take. Do a step each day and you become fit and healthy in no time.
My approach is simple. Everyone knows that to be healthy they need to:
- eat well,
- move well
- and recover well
But everyone struggles to actually do it all so that is the problem I aim to solve, the problem of fitting it all in and having a smile while you do it.
All you need to do is follow my adventures and I will show you incredibly simple ways to do it all and enjoy yourself at the same time. The idea is that over time you will learn how to do it for yourself. All the time I’m just an email away if you have any questions.
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Now go start your adventure and take a step!!!
Each step builds one essential aspect required for play to make you strong.
- Play teaches you that getting healthy must be fun so you won’t get bored and you will want to do it. click here to take a step
- Compete teaches you how to get healthy with the life you already have instead of adding lots of extra work and expense. click here to take a step
- Create teaches you new options to get healthy. The more options you have the easier it is to add to your health every day. click here to take a step
The concept is as simple as using your existing life to find both health and happiness. I have a very holistic approach because all real health comes when you nurture the whole not just specific things.
It works because your body is always trying to support you and all workouts do is signal to your body what you want to be good at.
Playful attitude: Get motivated through fun
To put yourself in a playful mood you might:
- get out in the sun shine: A few minutes of sunshine will get you some Vitamin D and improve your mood
- listen to something: do you like listening to audio books, radio or podcasts?
- get up: If you’re standing or walking you’re not sitting or lying. Just a few minutes each hour makes a difference. whether its a bathroom break, to check something with a colleague or run an errand
- get out: Fresh air gives you a fresh mind, whether it’s popping to the shops or to run an errand
- go get some nice food or drink.
- go play, on your own or with friends. I play tennis to move and recover well what do you do?
These are my examples, what would yours be? Ask yourself what makes you happy and go do it.
Competing pressures. Use life as your workout
- shopping: for food and drinks, clothes, house stuff
- childcare: keeping little ones safe, fed and entertained and making it fun and not stressful
- work stuff: coding (I’m a coder), sitting down, meetings, school, exams
- house stuff: cooking, cleaning, maintenance (DIY)
- celebrations: birthdays, christmas, easter.
Create options. Try things, explore
- places to play: new parks, museums, music and sport venues,
- new recipes and food and drink options, whether it’s restaurants and eating out or eating in
- movement (step quality and quantity),
- recovery(practicing active recovery),
- eating (trying new foods, balancing your diet and better nutrition)
- effort and time required
- Self knowledge: read about your body and learn how you work
- easy ways to prevent
- Obesity: What you can do
- Weight loss: How to lose weight
- Cancer: Battling Cancer through exercise
- Insulin Resistance: Can you reverse insulin resistance
- Dementia and Alzheimers: Mental Activity may circumvent dementia
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Can you manage Coronary Heart Disease through physical activity?
- Diabetes: Tackling Diabetes through exercise
- easy ways to prevent
- Some are epic adventures like holidays, visits like duxford, french open, wimbledon, britmums, zoo
- Others are standard: DIY, rushmere park, Country pub
- others are micro: foods, shopping, DIY
These are some examples of how play makes you stronger:
Hidden adventures: Exploring Rushmere park
Compete is about all the things you have to do like tidying up and fixing the car. I don’t share every session because it’s dull but I’ve shared how I use
Create is about learning and building yourself. Some things I have learnt are