In the midst of change, don’t…
Fall is a busy time of year. Vacations are over, kids are being sent back to school, and everyone is trying to “get back to routine”—i.e. try to juggle 10-million commitments, sporting events, extracurriculars and the regularities of work and house upkeep.
Many people use this sudden fall-schedule shift to also mix up their health goals; which makes sense, I mean, since you’re changing so much already, what’s another few things on the To-Do list?
Our suggestion, DON’T--- we know, we know; hear us out.
It’s been shown many times over again that making several radical changes at once only has about a 20% success rate. In fact, a measly 3% of all North Americans follow government guidelines of the most basic four habits for a healthy life:
Don’t smoke tobacco.
Exercise 5 times a week for 30min
Eat 5 servings of fruits OR vegetables a day.
Maintain a healthy body weight.
Now mix in all those other possible habits like lean proteins, sleep quantity and quality, stress management or kissing a neon pink toad under a full moon (ß okay, that last one was just a joke). It’s no wonder that people find weight loss and improving their health so difficult, and why it’s incredibly common that folks abandon their health goals during busy times.
If we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard, “This isn’t a good time, I’ll start once x, y, z settles down…”
The truth is, change is purposefully disruptive—but it doesn’t have to be so disruptive that it feels like a chore.
SO, with all that said, what do we propose?
Obviously, we encourage and want to support any and all efforts towards a healthier, happier life—and we want these changes to be as simple and effortless as possible.
Therefore, for the month of chaos-laden schedule change, we propose that instead of making any major changes while other things- usually beyond your control- are disruptively changing, SPOTLIGHT a habit that you’ve already implemented and