We are motivated by hope, and the possibility of attaining dreams and goals. But hope is insufficient. It must be paired with energy that only good health can provide. You must make health your highest personal priority.
Our bodies evolved to move. Our genes guided creation of our environments and lifestyles. Ironically, our genes have not adapted to the very environments and sedentary lifestyles they helped create. Medical research provides evidence that the most effective ways to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer's are through healthy diet and exercise. But we’ve failed to make evidence-based preventive health behaviors a cultural priority.
Get out of your comfort zone—put prevention before self-consciousness. Give up blaming, complaining, and excuse-making. You have sole responsibility for maintaining your health. Take action toward your goals, however unexciting or lofty they may be. Regular, vigorous physical exercise, sufficient rest for recovery, and sensible nutrition will energize your mind and body.
Sustain your energy through an intentionally balanced, active lifestyle.