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Why I can't stand the word 'Diet'


You all know by now that I really can’t stand the term ‘diet’!  

Diets usually come with a start and end date and that’s something that doesn’t sit well with me because I truly believe health is a long term goal.

It’s like a pension, what you pay in is what you get out.  

You plan for a pension so why shouldn’t we plan for our health?

But what does health mean?

As defined by World Health Organization it is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

As opposed to fitness meaning:-

“Physical fitness is a general state of health and wellbeing and more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.”

However without health you’re unlikely to obtain true fitness.

For me the body works as a whole and if one part of the physical, mental or social is ‘out of tune’ so to speak then it throws the balance.

Where are you on the real term of health and fitness?

I hope you decide to become healthy.

With regard to fitness the most exciting news is that research shows that if you exercise consistently for a minimum of a 12 month period you’ll form positive movement/exercise habits for life.  

You’ll have trained your nervous system to THRIVE on the experience rather than most people who are just in survive mode.

What’s not to like about that?


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