For anyone that knows me; they know that freedom and fun are some of my highest values. As far as I am concerned, if your life isn’t enjoyable, you need to create one that is.
The problem, though, is another value of mine is of course HEALTH. And sometimes HEALTH and FUN don’t necessarily fit together. It is a very REAL problem in my world, or at least it was until I figured out a few ways to lifehack the system.
So here it is, the cheats way of living a healthy life, while still having a kick arse time
Create an Army
Find your tribe. The people that get you, and want to join you on your health journey. It may mean you need to find people who prefer a green smoothie and a walk on the beach over a bottle of champers. Enjoying time with like minded people is important. Not only is food for the soul, but it will help you stay motivated too.
Get a dog
For those of you who don’t like dogs, I don’t understand you. I want to squizz all of them. But seriously, the joys my Border Collie JD has given me is endless. Not only that but he keeps me accountable too. I am much more likely to get my movement requirements in for the day because of course he needs a walk (or run).
Change it Up
Tired of the same old workout routine? Feel like a hamster on a wheel? Don’t be afraid to try something new. We are spoilt for choice here in beautiful WA. Why not try a serene hike at Serpentine Fall, a group sport like indoor beach volleyball or touch rugby or a simple night in with candles and your yoga mat. Or bodies thrives when we give it something new, a challenge. And if you are getting in all of your functional movement requirements (push, pull, squat, twist, lunge) you will reduce your risk of injury and increase your chances of longevity.
Find the balance
If 80% of the time you are treating your body with respect and giving your body what it needs to be vital then that is brilliant! But the reality is not everyone is perfect. There will be birthdays, late nights and long afternoons spent with Netflix – And that’s ok. As long as those things only occur 20% of the time. The problem is that for many of us, that balance is a bit off. And that is when our health starts to slip.