This video is #1 in a series of 8 from a 2020 podcast focused on mental health and happiness. It is a relaxed chat about what can cause unhappiness and what we can do to create happiness. This conversation is heavily influenced by the centenarian cultures philosophy.
Today I speak about the time required to truly get well and stay well. Transforming your health and curing disease can often take up to a year - going through all four seasons while embedding new habits. It takes time. The human body works at its own pace.
Over 7,000 studies including the WCRF, tell us that being even slightly overweight increases the risk of oesophagus, liver, pancreas, bowel, breast, kidney, prostate, ovarian and womb cancers. Obesity is likely to shorten your life by AT LEAST 15 years
'Get more sleep' is one of the basic simple tenants that I advise all the people I work with. For some people it is the final thing that gets them well again. If you want to heal, regenerate, rebuild, strengthen and feed your youthful skin, then get more sleep.
The only difference between a dead person and a living person is movement. Moving is what you should focus on: moving, rather than exercise. All the longest-lived people walk daily. Do not underestimate the power of a fast-paced walk every day.
In the analysis of obesity prevalence across 170 countries, we have found that sugar availability in a nation explains 50% of obesity variation while meat availability another 50%. It is important that we show the contribution meat protein is making to obesity.
In one of the largest nutrition studies ever completed, meat consumption — and specifically chicken and poultry consumption — was significantly associated with weight gain in men and women. It did not show that eating chicken made you slimmer at all...
We often mistake pleasure for happiness. Happiness is internal. Pleasure (though as wonderful as it is and an essential part of the human experience), is external and can become addictive and reduce happiness. So how do we genuinely get happier?
The exercise summary is simply; walk, swim, stretch, lift heavy things and occasionally sprint like your life depends on it! We evolved through: walking, running, throwing, swimming, jumping, carrying and climbing. So walk, sprint, lift weights, stretch and swim.