Back to Health Basics

Sometimes I worry that the focus of this blog veers too often into increasingly complicated, specialized health tips. More and more I am finding that it is really the fundamentals of good health that will allow us to live the lifestyle we want. A while back I listened to Tony Robbins interview John Wooden, one of the most successful basketball coaches known for his work with the LA Lakers. He spent ten years coaching the club and during these ten years the club won the championship nine times. As I was listening to this interview, I was struck by the emphasis Wooden put on the fundamentals of the game. At one point, Tom Robbins asked him What exactly do you do as a coach? Woodens answer was very simple; he trained his players in the basics of the game. A large percentage of the training for the team was doing simple drills such as lay-ups and free throws.

This makes sense if you consider the following scenario: The clock is running down. There is only a minute left in the game and your team is behind by a single point. In the last 5 seconds of the game there is a foul committed by the opposing team. Now you must sink two free throws in order to win the game. The crowd is cheering you on in anticipation. Making the free throw, you have no time to think about anything. You simply must let your body do what it already knows to do. If you are not grounded in your basic training or if your mind interferes, you will not be able to make the shot. Its the same in our everyday lives, filled with all manner of excitement. If you have the basic building blocks in place and you run on automatic muscle memory, you will be able to live how you want.

So just what are the basics that are important to our health and well-being? They include

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Author: Life Enthusiast