Take a moment and consider — truly contemplate — how important your body is to you. It’s the tool you use to get around and experience the world. It’s the only one you’ll ever get. It keeps you alive.
And yet, how often do we take this miracle for granted?
We depend on our body for literally everything in life, and many of us treat it as utterly disposable — only to regret it when it’s too late.
The decisions you make about health and fitness will either allow you to enjoy life or force you to spend your time limping between doctors’ offices until something finally gives out. Our health impacts every other facet of our lives. Money means nothing if we’re in constant pain.
We can’t give our time to our children or our partner when we can’t get ourselves out of bed. Life is just more fun when we have the energy and ability to take part in activities.
Society doesn’t make it easy to make those good decisions, though. It’s certainly easier to eat a pint of ice cream than to hit the gym.
Watching TV is more attractive than getting in motion.
There will always be an easier path when it comes to making decisions about your health. Those easier paths, however, often lead to an early grave.
Making healthy choices doesn’t mean living a life of self-denial, though; it’s simply a matter of finding a balance.
Through the Theory of 5, you’ll learn how to find those people who will hold you accountable to your stated health goals, and give you a network to keep you on track to where you want to be when it comes to your wellbeing.
Fitness is not something you can attain once and then forget about; it’s a lifelong philosophy, and it takes a lifelong commitment. As we age, our bodies will inevitably go through changes.
If you focus on the steps you need to take to keep yourself in top condition, those changes will be delayed and lessened.
Finding mentors who are your own age, as well as those who are fit well into their later years, will allow you to see what works for you now as well as what will work in the future.
Older mentors will also give you encouragement — they’ll show you the effort you put in makes difference in how you’ll feel for the rest of your life.
Investing in yourself is one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make.
By taking care of your health, and using the Theory of 5 to find those who can assist you in meeting your goals — and challenge you when you need it — that investment will pay off in every area of your life.