This week, I’ve been talking about 3 big problems that face us as individuals, and hurt our collective well-being:
- Many people are living meaningless and dishonest lives.
- Many people are moving minimally and insufficiently.
- Many people are eating only for emotions and mouth pleasure.
In answer to these, I have proposed 3 solutions:
Each of these solutions addresses one of the elements that I work with people on in my health & fitness coaching business: Lifestyle, Exercise, and Nutrition.
You could also look at these solutions as addressing each of the three pillars that are in the name of my business: Smart (authentic self-knowledge), Fit (vigorous living), and Clean (personalized eating).
What I’m getting at here is that–while we are certainly beset by larger problems in the world in terms of pandemics, politics, and racial conflicts–these larger problems are also largely out of our control. What we do have control over, and can thus be most effective at changing, are our personal spheres of influence: our lifestyles, activities, and nourishment. And, in being better, healthier people, we will make the world a better, healthier place.
Like Huey P. Newton said,
“All power to all the people.”
My point is that empowerment of the common people–which is what we deserve, have fought to earn the right to, and now have the opportunity to achieve–is possible only through self-empowerment and self-betterment. We have to make our beds, do our push-ups, eat our broccoli. We have to understand who we are, what we are about, be honest about that, live to the fullest, work hard and achieve, eat for fuel and nourishment.
Like Huey Lewis said,
“It’s hip to be square.”
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