This month we’re taking a deep dive into a BILLION-dollar topic. No, that is not a typo! It’s all about staying healthy as you age.

This year, across the world people will spend $62 billion on anti-aging efforts.

That’s one of those numbers that is so big, it’s hard to imagine, am I right?

But imagine this: you don’t have to break the bank in order to be healthy at EVERY age.

Your health & wellness is like your retirement account. 

The consistent investments you make NOW – by eating a healthy diet, working out regularly, taking care of your skin/eyes/teeth, not smoking, etc. – pay off big-time deep into the future!

And the BEST part is, it’s never too late to start making those investments in your personal wellness account:

  • Working out creates a strong base of muscle (and bone!) that will keep you strong as you get older … plus of course, it keeps your heart & body healthy! 
  • Getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night builds a healthier and more focused brain. 
  • Finding ways to manage stress keeps your brain and body happy.
  • Eating healthy foods floods your body with the nutrients it needs to function optimally.
  • Building a social network keeps you feeling connected, which has a direct link to your feelings of wellness and well-being.

And so much more!

This means the workout plan you are following TODAY has the potential to pay off decades from now, and your decision to choose an apple vs. a cookie for your afternoon snack will, too!

It’s all about being CONSISTENT with small, good-for-you actions.

Here’s a challenge for you: 

Come up with THREE actions you can commit to this month that can help you feel better NOW – and into the future!

Some ideas:

  • Taking a walk after lunch
  • Ditching the sugary creamer in your morning coffee
  • Swapping your soda for water
  • Hitting the studio for 2 resistance training workouts this week

Basically: What can you do TODAY that your FUTURE YOU will thank you for?

Let me know!

This fad doesn’t work

This fad doesn’t work

Heads up, I’ve got some controversial news for you today – but hang with me!  “Moderation” is one of the biggest buzzwords in wellness right now.  But guess what? It doesn’t work …Because almost everyone does it wrong. The fact is, what looks like “moderation” to one person might be something completely different for someone else. For food, your definition of “moderate” can depend on what you grew up eating, your current eating habits, or even your mood.

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Are you a stress eater? Or meal skipper?

Are you a stress eater? Or meal skipper?

If you’ve ever had a stressful day (or year!) that affected your eating habits, you are NOT alone. In a study, more than 75% of adults said that stress played a role in their eating during the past month. This included overeating, eating junk foods, or not eating. Many of them said it happened weekly. They also said it made them feel sluggish, lazy, disappointed in themselves, and/or irritable.

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Your 4 Pillars

Your 4 Pillars

Last week I posted about jumping off the health/fitness/weight loss/etc. rollercoaster and finding a plan that works for YOU and your life! Doesn’t it just feel good when you get into a groove that you can actually stick with? (If you haven’t yet, hang with me, I’ve got a helpful tip for you below.) It’s a little mindset/organizing hack … And it’s something to think about when you get sidetracked, overwhelmed, or aren’t sure what to do next.

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When you’re tired of feeling tired

When you’re tired of feeling tired

Have you ever been here before? Something sparked you to set a new fitness goal that you were REALLY excited about. Maybe you stepped on the scale after the holidays, had a big event coming up (reunion, wedding, vacation, etc.), were unhappy with the results from your latest doctor’s visit, watched an inspiring movie, were wowed by someone else’s transformation, or even had some kind of wake-up call…

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.