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In 5 years…

In 5 years…

So the other day 

My 2 year old wants to go on the Trike (kind of like a bike)

Then my 4 year old decides she wants to go on…

The 2 year old now only wants to stay on the Trike because the 4 year old wants to go on it…

It’s fascinating…

And it got me thinking…

How can we create this level of ‘want’ / ‘motivation’ to do something?

How can we make it so that it feels like we can’t do it anymore 

Which makes us want to do it NOW?

You know, like all of us know exercise is ‘good’ for us..

But the problem with just saying that it is ‘good’ for you

Is that your mind cannot register what you would gain from doing it

Or what you would lose from not doing it…

It almost becomes so cliche: 

“I want to lose weight”

“I want to feel fitter”

“I want to be more toned”

That we can say these things and they have no impact on how we feel or what we do..

Meaning we stay the same. 

PLUS…

We all have our injuries..

And – in particular – a lot of the ladies who start on our Kickstart Programme often have knee issues / hope issues are worried whether they can do this…

Maybe they can no longer do high impact exercise. 

More on that later in this email (I have an option for you)

But for now…here’s a question

Inspired by the Ghost of Christmas Future:

“What happens in 5 years time, if you don’t get a handle on your exercise habits?”

And the reason I ask this?

Well, we sometimes assume that putting things off means nothing will change..

But actually, if we keep doing what we are doing…and doing means nothing?

Things will actually get worse…

This is very clear..

Muscle loss

Bone

‘use it or lose it’ 

Is the motto…

And by use it or lose it?

This doesn’t just mean muscle, bone etc..

This means your independence…

Health

Quality of life…

Not to mention how much it actually COSTS…

For example

What would happen if you totalled up the amount of money it costs to eat / snack when you’re not hungry?

Anyhooo

On to anti-ageing

Which brings me on to what a recent 2020 review in the ‘Nutrients’ Journal discussed when it comes to ageing…

  1. Exercise –
  • 12 weeks of exercised reduced proinflammatory markers in the body
  • High intensity exercise showed benefits for people with rheumatoid arthiritis. 
  • In adults aged 18-61, fitness levels are associated with improvements in T cells / white blood cells which boost immune system 
  • Postmenopausal women following successful breast cancer treatment showed increase in T cells (suggests healthy immune system) after exercise programme. 

2. Tryptophan -an amino acid protein found in eggs, fish, meats and legumes. 

Linked with serotonin, cognitive function and mood. 

3. Omega 3 fats – found in oily fish / algae. Important for preserving muscle, helping joints, improving mood and has anti inflammatory properties

Interesting stuff..

And I discussed this in more details with researcher Richie Kirwin here: 

If you have Apple device, https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/interview-with-richard-kerwin/id1469685325?i=1000446883823 

If you have Android, https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/fruci-fit-rough-n-ready-880406 

So I will leave you with this:

If you don’t prioritise you …

No one else will..

Because everyone else will come to you 

To help them achieve their priorities…

They don’t mean to get in the way

It’s just everyone is doing their best, for them…

And what if …

You could actually help more people by looking after you first?

Who else would benefit if you put yourself first today?

Even for 6 minutes and tried one of these workouts:

Matt ‘value YOU’ Fruci