We hold these truths to be self-evident that most people are created healthy and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, fitness, and the pursuit of happiness.
We the people still reading this document, in order to form a more perfect person, establish community, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common aspirations of humanity, promote our general wellness, and secure the blessings of fitness for ourselves and our genes, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United Pillars of Health and Happiness.
Article I – Sleep
Section 1. Set a cool room
Section 2. Get sun early
Section 3. No caffeine after mid-day
Section 4. Keep consistent timing
Section 5. Reduce bright lights at night
Article II – Eat
Section 1. Reduce sugar and simple carbs
Section 2. Eat more protein
Section 3. Increase nutrient density
Section 4. Reduce processed food
Section 5. Restrict what, when, or how much you eat
Article III – Move
Section 1. Move more
Section 2. Add muscle
Section 3. Challenge balance
Section 4. Mobilize daily
Section 5. Sprint weekly
Article IV – Destress
Section 1. Take a break
Section 2. Punch something
Section 3. Socialize with your people
Section 4. Breathe deeply
Section 5. Practice gratitude
Article V – Learn
Section 1. Create ten ideas
Section 2. Read longer more often
Section 3. Play games
Section 4. Ask better questions
Section 5. Grab from the learning bag
Article VI – Connect
Section 1. Write down your purpose
Section 2. Plan a weekly connection event
Section 3. Invest in purpose-driven projects
Section 4. Take time off to reconnect
Section 5. Grab a connect tool
This preamble is the prelude to six pillars of health with five actions each. Easy to start. Minimal time commitment. Enough options to choose. Invest fifteen minutes a day to snowball towards a stronger, healthier, happier you. Run the experiment. Create an avalanche of growth.
There are no fads, only timeless ways to improve your health. Start simple. Start easy. I won’t prescribe all the details. If you want more information, contact me. If you want Pillars of Health right now as a free ebook, sign up for my email list. Remember, starting is the hardest part. I’m here to help.
Most of these habits take less than twenty minutes. If you’re an overworked parent, a time-poor workaholic, a stressed latecomer in life to health and fitness, a clueless newbie overwhelmed by all the options, these words are for you.
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