Scrolling for a Facebook ad' recently, a number of advertisements were talking about the “secret“ they were going to reveal.
The secrets applied to everything from marketing secrets, to selling secrets, to business secrets, with an endless plethora of fitness secrets.
Like most people, I can resist anything but temptation, and duly made a brief exploration.
Most of the “secrets“ were, unsurprisingly, not secrets at all, but commonsense ways of looking at a subject.
This has never been more applicable than to the area of health, fitness, and wellness.
Hard work is a good ethic. Sometimes it’s necessary to work long hours at a task. Occasionally, it’s important to do more. That applies to anything.
But the view of more, harder, and longer, seems to have become the standard practice on how to be fit healthy and well.
Then you add in the array of equipment pieces to hold on to, stand on, pull, push, cycle, row, stretch and do other more complicated moves with, and you can end up in a state of confusion.
Now, all the above things have their place.
But, here’s the thing for those of you who aspire to being fundamentally healthy, well, trim, and fit for life. Fit for living. Fit for YOUR purpose.
Being fit healthy and well is a skill. Like all skills, it has its basics. The basics, strategically practised, have been shown to be infallible.
If you want a secret, here’s one. What’s vital is what goes on underneath your skin. That’s what determines your result. And that's not really a secret, is it? It's just a common sense way of understanding the object of the exercise, isn't it?
Nothing, absolutely nothing, replaces the effective strategy of oxygenating, working precisely, with attention, and doing it regularly.
When you know what to do, when you know the way to do it that suits you, and when you apply your mind to the manner in which you do it, it is physically impossible for your system not to respond with a strong positive result.
There's your secret.
Below you will see a reproduction of a written instruction I once gave to people with whom I worked. The first handout was a given in April 1974.
Over the decades since then, that principle has only been proven emphatically, and reinforced.
Recent revelations and health campaigns from, among others, the National Institute of Health, in the USA, have endorsed this practice as the one indispensable factor in being fit, healthy and well.
Many of you will be familiar with this instruction. It hasn’t changed over the years because principles don’t change. They’re the underlying bedrock of all the other developments. They’re the foundation. They are necessary. They have to be observed. They have to be practised.
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How to be fit for Life………. (first published 1974)
and Living………and Forever.©
Be at ease. Begin, through your nose, to breathe in slowly, allowing the air drift to the lower region of your lungs as you do, and let the stomach muscles distend, push out.
Slowly, fill the lungs.
Then, when the lungs are comfortably full, begin to tense the stomach muscles lightly, and expel every ounce of air from the lungs, slowly.
Please take your time at this. Do it slowly. The more slowly you do it, the more readily and quickly your mind and body will learn it.
When your lungs have no air left to come, just open the air passage, through your nose, and allow the air drift back into the lower stomach, then the chest, and finally the shoulders.
Again, take your time.
Again, tense the stomach lightly and let every ounce of air push out gently from the lungs.
Repeat this exercise four more times. One group of five constitutes a set.
Do twelve sets a day.
You can also do it sitting.
Then practise it. Regularly. Do it when you’re at work, in the car, in the bus, on a walk, in a room, any where. But do it. Don’t think about, talk about it, and then forget about it, DO IT. All the time. It’s no big deal. You’ve probably been doing it the other way most of your life. All you’re doing is changing the way you do it. This is the right one, the good one, the one that works with you instead of against you. ©
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