I was detailing the benefits of a mobility practice to a co-worker and mentioned the material Dr. Kelly Starrett has produced. His response was, "I can always find a doctor that will promote anything." Evidently, my sales pitch needs work, sorry Kelly.
The latest scientific evidence says... only to be overturned a few short months or years later. The average human body is 57-60% water and that we can agree. However, debates will rage about how to feed it, exercise it, and care for it.
Then Seth Godin recalibrates reality again when he says, "when everyone is in favor... It's almost certain that there's confusion about what's being decided."
Our body, mind, and soul need attention. How do you decide who to trust as you evaluate what is best for your health? Billions of dollars are spent each year to convince you to trade your cash, time, and body to ingest/vomit, lift/lower, protect/endanger, and allow/prohibit, us from killing ourselves.
It is exhausting. The protein powder sales rep doesn't realize that I'm not rejecting her powder when I say no. I am refusing the mental gymnastics required to rethink all the previous decisions I have made that justified my current choice. I will make one major decision each month and will not blow it on a brand of protein powder.
Let's discover how your care for your health today:
What is your sleep practice?
What is your exercise practice?
What is your nutrition practice?
What is your movement practice?
What is your disease prevention practice?
How do you mitigate stress?
How do you process your past?
How do you express creativity?
How do you exercise your mind?
How do you engage with humor?
How do you manage your responsibilities?
How do you process the world around you?
How do you care for your soul?
How do you care for your faith?
How do you care for your relationships?
What category did I miss?
Making the hundreds of decisions required in this list is impressive. Congratulations, it is now documented, and you can free up the mental space. Click "yes" and clear your mental cache.
Good news, your list provides a tool to evaluate the area that needs attention. Track down Jocko Willink for advice on when to engage the change.