|Most of our efforts are set to improve lifespan. Of course, this is important because we all want to live as long as possible to enjoy our lives, relationships, and see the world.
However, it’s much harder to enjoy our lives, improve relationships, and especially see the world if we don’t have the proper HEALTHSPAN to go with that lifespan.
So, how do we increase our activity so that we can reduce the likelihood of morbidity and, thereby, increase our healthspan?
The first and most obvious answer is exercise.
Since I’ve written about this extensively, I’ll keep this part short. You need to exercise at least 3-4 days a week for at least 45 minutes at a time. While I’m a little bias, I believe that weight training is the best form of exercise you can utilize during this time.
The second answer, which is also obvious but generally harder to do, is to improve your NEAT.
NEAT is an acronym that stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. In short, this is activity that you do throughout the day that is NOT exercise.
The easiest way to increase your NEAT is by building a Movement Hygiene Practice. Here are 3 easy steps to create your own MHP:
#1) Set a revolving timer to go off every 25 minutes
#2) When the timer goes off, get up and MOVE for AT LEAST 100 seconds.
#3) REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT
Yes, it’s that simple. But what’s simple isn’t always easy. So you have to make this practice a regular part of your life.
And if you build this into your routine, you will significantly reduce your likelihood of disease, increase you healthspan, and probably lose weight along the way,