I’m not saying this is the one to focus on for your health and well-being.
There probably isn’t one thing. We humans are complicated machines, physically and mentally. We have many interlocking parts, each influencing the greater whole.
There’s no single bullet (which is a terrible metaphor for something healing.)
But if there were to be one thing, it’d probably be this:
It moves oxygen and nutrients around your body.
It flushes toxins out.
This mystery thing keeps you warm, your nerves firing and your bones nourished.
If you were to focus on the health of one thing, you could pick worse than your cardiovascular system.
Think about it – the more efficiently this runs, the better everything else does. A sluggish heart causes a sluggish mind, bowel and muscle.
Nutrients don’t arrive properly, meaning you aren’t getting what you need from your food.
Toxins build up, leaving you feeling sickly all the time.
With a powerful heart and a clean blood supply, though?
Energy courses through your veins.
Your body uses what you eat and clears any messes.
Your system works as intended.
I could go on, but there’s no need. You understand the value of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Which means you know it’s the perfect thing to train in you want to improve at anything (or everything).
But if the thought of training cardio puts you off, you can relax. It doesn’t have to involve ultramarathons… or even jogging. In fact, it can be nice and easy… and not take much extra time.
Cardio can be as simple as going for a walk. Walking for 20 minutes a few times per day does wonders for your health and well-being.
It can be as simple as heading down to the shops, or taking the long way to grab a coffee.
But if even that’s too much from your day, consider this:
You might not think of standing as a great cardio workout. But it’s surprisingly effective. Especially when you do it a lot.
So if you can’t pry yourself away from the office, could you use a standing desk?
Or have standing meetings?
No one says you need to be a superhero. Some minor tweaks to your daily habits can add a lot to your cardiovascular fitness.
You don’t have to become ‘fit’. Simply ‘fitter’.
And anything that reduces the time you spend on your butt will do the trick.
You can begin that simple self-improvement technique now.
And enjoy its benefits for the rest of your life.
If you really want to take your mind to new places? To improve more you dreamed possible?
You might want to read about this mind training program: