A Dedication to Well-Being

This is a blog dedicated to enhancing your quality of life.

Quality of Life:the degree to which a person enjoys the important possibilities of his or her life’

I offer up blog posts randomly, but usually at least once a week in a effort to provide you with knowledge, skills, behaviors and habits that hopefully inspire you into action.

Action is after all the most important thing you can do if you’re trying to lose weight, feel great, or get your life into balance.

I’m not trying to go against the grain, I just have a lot of concepts that you may think are unusual for a health and fitness blog. I can assure you that they work, especially if you keep an open mind towards them.

“The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

All I ask is that you think critically of what I have to say, and try to apply what you think will help you.

I’ve been a coach for 6 years now, that’s ultimately what I’m passionate about. My education lies in Fitness and Health Promotion, but the process of actually coaching people over the years has taught me that fitness is only one piece of the puzzle.

To truly help people I had to learn to approach physical change from a multi-faceted point of view. Enter, Well-Being…

Well-Being:

‘the degree of balance one displays at any one time in the following dimensions of life:’

  • Physical Dimension
  • Intellectual Dimension
  • Emotional Dimension
  • Spiritual Dimension
  • Social Dimension
  • Environmental Dimension
  • Occupational Dimension

Any one of the above aspects of well-being, may be your limiting factor in terms of experiencing a fitter, happier, more productive you.

During that process of coaching hundreds, maybe thousands of people at this point I’ve come to realize that a lot of same stuff comes up again and again. I wanted to share some of that stuff with everyone. I hope you will want to share this information with everyone else you know too, and if you don’t, I want to hear from you.

By many estimates, over 50% of North America is now considered ‘overweight’ or ‘obese.’ This is obviously a set-back in enjoying the possibilities of our lives, if it’s shortened by many years.

Despite the many government campaigns, the popularity of fitness paraphernalia, the huge increase in the number of health clubs we have access to, that percentage is one I’ve actually watched increase over the last 6 years.

Obviously what we’re doing is not working.

We are witnessing the first generation of children born with the assumption that they will not live longer than their parents, and if they do we’ll have wonderful medical technology to thank.

Do we really want to be hooked up to machines to live?

What about living our lives to the fullest?

When do we stop relying on pills, medications, and machines to live our lives for us?

The Goal:

Enhance quality of life. Give people more than just information. Give them an education in the art of weight loss, using practical, life-long applicable practices.

The goal is the journey not a destination. 

 

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