Here we are again on the precipice of yet another New Year and subsequent personal resolutions. The most infamous of all is the fitness resolution —though even with good intentions most commitments fall short.
According to a study published in the “European Journal of Social Psychology,” it takes between 18-254 days to form a new habit, with an average of 66 days. So, if you were looking to change to a healthier lifestyle your best bet would be to commit to a minimum of two months.
About 70 percent of all health-care cost is attributed to a lack of activity, poor food choices and smoking. These conditions such as, obesity or overweight, type II diabetes, hypertension, some forms of cancer and depression can be reduced or eliminated through a healthier lifestyle.
Have you ever heard the old adage, “If you fail to plan then you’ve planned to fail”? This is extremely true. Did you also know that over 80 percent of people who join fitness centers as a New Year’s resolution fail within the first four weeks? Why, because they didn’t have a plan.
Having a plan is essential to everything in life, not just your health. There are business plans, marketing plans, game plans, a plan for everything.
Can you imagine watching a professional football game with one team having a game plan and the other without one? Who do you think would win? Of course the team with a plan would win.
The same holds true for people and their health. The one with a plan will always flourish greater than one without one. At Integrity Health Coaching Centers, they specialize in providing their members with a personalized, affordable plan to achieve optimal health. The plan goes by the name of EZCOACH Fitness Prescription.
EZCOACH Fitness Prescription takes all the guesswork out of exercising by showing a person exactly what to do each time they visit the fitness center without the high cost of personal training. The program focuses on resistance training that is essential to weight loss and reducing the harmful effects of diabetes. This is in contrast to the belief that walking on a treadmill or some other aerobic exercise is the answer, it is most definitely not.
EZCOACH focuses on increasing the calorie burning muscles in individuals, contributing to a higher metabolism, faster fat loss and reduced need for many medications. Take those with too much weight or diabetes for example, many suffering from this are not utilizing sugar efficiently and are producing too much insulin that encourages fat storage. The EZCOACH system immediately affects this process and stops your body from storing fat.
Lastly, before you can change your health you must first change your thinking.
Henry Ford once said; “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, either way you’re right.”
Start by writing an affirmation statement. Write down exactly what you aspire to do then post it in a conspicuous place for you to see daily.
Commit to this change for a minimum of 66 days and transform yourself permanently so next New Year and every other New Year is resolution free. Happy and healthy forever!
Rocco Boulay is CEO of Integrity Health Coaching Centers in Gorham, North Conway, and Londonderry.
He is an exercise physiologist, nutrition specialist and five-time world powerlifting champion. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to integrityfit.com.
Integrity Health is a franchise company residing in New Hampshire. We specialize in health coaching centers combining fitness with weight loss to optimize and promote optimal health. We are also the national purveyors of the EZCOACH Fitness Prescription System licensed by fitness professionals.