Reverse Engineering Health and Fitness
The first thing you need to know, and what needs to be at the forefront of your mind when making any decision regarding health and fitness is that our bodies are adaptation machines. Admittedly, in the context of the modern lifestyle most of us enjoy, this adaptive ability can be a hindrance. If we apply a stimulus consistently to our body or mind, it will adapt. Good or bad, for better or worse, it will adapt.
Lifestyle Causes Adaptations
I would argue that due to the average American’s diet and lifestyle, most people only see the negative side of our body’s beautiful ability to adapt. Weight gain as a result of metabolic adaptation, insomnia due to disrupted diurnal rhythms, terrifyingly degrading postures coming to be ubiquitous among the youth. All adaptations we see on a daily basis, and yet we don’t see them for what they are: proof positive that our bodies can change. In fact, it is likely that very few people are even aware of, let alone appreciate the capacity for change we have within us all.
You Can Take Control of your Body
While I hope that none of those adaptations are at the top of anyone’s Christmas list this year, something is very clear to some. If we know what stimulus causes these negative adaptations, then we have the power and perhaps the responsibility to reverse it.
Guidance for Positive Changes in Health and Fitness
I don’t claim to know what your direction will be right now. The vast differences between each of us make it impossible to know what your first step will be until we know exactly where you are at. What I, and the rest of the Impakt Health coaches do know, is that we can guide you towards your goal because we have walked down many paths before. Drawing from every client we’ve trained, book we’ve read, lecture we have studied, and most importantly every failure; we know that the only thing standing between you and your goals is YOU!
What’s to Come?
Get ready to to work because this is only the first of a series of posts regarding the topic of adaptation and how you can harness the power of adaptation and bring it back under your control. It will be a process; but one that will allow you to understand your physiology, and psychology deeper than ever before. In this series we will cover how to use a desired adaptation to achieve lasting results in:
Reverse Engineering Series
- Nutrition Habits
- Exercising to Actually Make Progress
- Weight Loss
- Behavioral Modification