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Stand Next to the Healthiest Person in the Room

Stand Next to the Healthiest Person in the Room

Getting healthier can be pretty difficult.

It can be the hardest thing in your life.

When I wanted to get healthier, I spent time with a lot of healthy people.




Crossfit junkies.

One percent body-fatters.

I read a lot of nutrition books.

Met all the health gurus.

I worked in a health food store during med school.

I tried every workout.

I was a health-hacking guinea pig.

I did years of research on the topic of health and wellness.

I still have a long way to go.

I try to get a teeny tiny bit healthier each day.

That's the whole key.

Slow and steady micro-improvements.

Smarter and sounder micro-choices.


One piece of broccoli

That's mini.

Instead of one piece of candy.

Even the mini-sized candy.

If your health improves 0.5 % a day, it will be a ton better in a year.

That's what these micro-choices lead to.

Forget all or none.

Try some and some.

It’s never too late to be the healthiest person in the room.

I'm waiting to stand next to you.

Microstep: Make one micro-choice today regarding your health and wellness.  Like one piece of green veggie.  Like one minute of exercise.  Repeat tomorrow but make it two.