Performance. Health. Diet.
Put all three together and you have PHD. You can also call it the triple threat. The mastering of all three is so beneficial to not only the body but to existence. You can take one at a time or two at a time, but then you will always be lacking somewhere. So, what does it take to become a master at PHD?
Performance does not always have to go hand in hand with athleticism or with working out. Look at it more in a sense of what you get up every day to do. As long as you have the ability to get up every morning without a struggle and complete daily tasks with ease, that’s performance. If you notice performance is something you are lacking, maybe you should take a step back and think about what might be stopping you. What could be holding you back from performing your best every single day? It probably starts with your diet and likely includes your stress levels. Lack of sleep at night definitely prevent top performance as well.
The state of being free from illness and injury defines the meaning of health. It’s a frequent term used among physicians. Good health is when all your numbers are within normal ranges and you do not need to supplement due to deficiencies. If you have good health, then you are probably performing pretty well. Health is the premise to a long and fulfilling life. If you are not healthy and have some deficiencies, then it will show chemically, metabolically and physically. It also goes as far as other living organisms; look at sustainable resources for example. If what you consume is not healthy for your unique body, your health will suffer. That is why good nutrition is so important.
This brings us to the topic of diet, and I don’t mean restricting calories or forcing you to believe in the next popular fad diet. The term “diet” tends to have a negative connotation, and to the common person creates a negative trigger in their mind. Ew! you said the “D” word. The actual definition of diet is the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. Food is the fuel for life; it constantly has to be consumed to enrich living organisms with the proper nutrients needed to exist. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” are the famous words by Hippocrates. In present day America, processed foods and genetically modified ingredients are being consumed on a daily basis. These ingredients are linked to disease and illness. Our bodies were not designed to break down unknown ingredients. As humans, we forget that good, nutritious food is the key to health. Food is not supposed to kill us.
When our body and mind exist in a state of Health, we can be confident that we are following the right “Diet” and optimal Performance will follow. This is why PHD is the perfect trifecta.
Fact: In a recent study of more than 1700 participants, 95% of our clients achieved their optimal weight loss during the first phase, and 85% of those clients who participated in the second phase, maintenance, have kept their optimal weight within 3 lbs.
Awareness Challenge this week: Focus on one change at a time. Practicing good habits consistently even if it’s small steps will bring you mastery in the long run! Focus on the nutritious foods that bring you health and performance to your daily life. If you don’ know where to start give us a call.
Tune in next time; we’ll discuss habits in a 3-part series (part 1).
In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about living a healthier lifestyle, reach out to us for our professional guidance and support. Give us a call!
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
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