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The 12 Rules For Health And Fitness

I recently started reading the book 12 Rules For Life and while making my way through the book, a thought struck me. This book detailed the rules for life in general, but given my line of work and expertise, why not put together a list geared specifically towards health and fitness?

So that’s exactly what I did.

These rules will put your mind and body in the best position possible for you to live a long, healthy, and enjoyable life. While some of these rules may be more applicable than others given everyone’s unique life, all of these rules are applicable to anyone looking to optimize their health and fitness.

Rule #1: Use it or lose it.

This can apply to almost anything with regards to your physical, mental, and emotional abilities: range of motion, muscle mass, mental capabilities, empathic communication, special skills (like playing an instrument or sport) power and quickness… you name it.

Our bodies are continually adapting to the stressors placed upon it. When placed under heavy loads, our bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles will adapt by becoming stronger and more resilient. When we practice a new skill, like playing the piano, our brain will essentially re-wire itself to learn and commit to memory the skills necessary to complete that task.

So it’s no surprise that when yo