Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lifestyle change has its rules, and also a language!

Rules, rules, rules! A game is only as good as its rules, and how well we play the game is defined by how well we follow the rules. A few years ago I decided to learn about the game of golf. So, I asked a friend to take me to his club. When I went to the club, I quickly learnt that there were many, many rules covering not only how you play the sport, but also how you dress and how you "talk" to other golfers.  When I was at the club, it was like I was in a new world. They could easily tell that I was not part of them by the way I talked and the words that I used. The same applies to lifestyle change. Think of lifestyle change as a journey on a super highway.Traffic rules and regulations are not made just for the sake of having rules, but they are for our own safety. If we don’t follow the traffic rules strictly, then how will they help us in our safety? It is kind of chain reaction. If you break a traffic rule, out of 10 people near you at least 3 to 4 will break the rule and many others thereafter. Traffic rules help bring sanity and reduce road carnage. Being healthy often seems incredibly complicated. There are advertisements everywhere and various experts giving conflicting advice. However…being healthy does not need to be complicated. People were much healthier in the past, before all the dieting and “health products” took hold of our society. The rules haven’t changed since then… our genetics are the same and what worked for us back in the day can also work for us now. To gain optimal health, lose weight and feel better every day, then all you need to do is follow simple rules. 

In my next post, I will OUTLINE THE BASIC RULES OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE CHANGE and take a look at why rules are important and how they can make lifestyle change more enjoyable!

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