“Would you get your dog up in the morning, and give him a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a doughnut? [interviewer laughs] Why are you laughing? You’d kill the dog! And look at how many Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a doughnut.”
- Jack LaLanne
Jack Lalanne pulled 70 boats in the water for 1.5 miles in Long Beach, California. Oh, and his hands and feet were tied. And one more thing—he was 70 years old! That’s ridiculous. But when he was a sugarholic teenager, he had pimples and boils all over his face and was 30 pounds underweight. See Jack’s Message…
Sitting down all day is lethal. If you sit all day and you know it, don’t gloss over this fact: you are slowly killing yourself!
Studies on prolonged sitting:
Another study was published in 2012 with 222,497 people answering a questionnaire. It too found that “prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity.”
Studies unanimously show that prolonged sitting deteriorates your health and shortens your lifespan.
But why is prolonged sitting bad for us? What is the physical mechanism that makes it problematic? Get UP!
Cats “meditate” all day long.
For a while, I’ve been hesitant to meditate. Reasons have ranged from “I’m not Buddhist” to “it’s weird.”
But meditation doesn’t have to be religious and I’M weird, so I tried out non-religious meditation.
I sat in my chair, closed my eyes, and without moving or fidgeting, I focused my mind on my breathing. Simple. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale.
In seconds, rogue thoughts dove in to take my mind away from thinking about breathing. Try Meditating…
What happens when you combine one of the highest rated books on the marketplace with the world’s greatest narrator?
The one audiobook to rule them all.
Click. Buy. Listen. Smile. Eat Lunch (optional).
You can now buy the Mini Habits audiobook on Amazon or Audible!
Daniel Penz (narrator) makes Mini Habits even more engaging than usual because he reads it with amazing inflection; he isn’t afraid to “modify” his voice either. Some parts will have you laughing out loud.
Of course, it’s not just for fun: Mini Habits is a life-changing book. If you’re going on a road trip soon and want something to listen to or if you simply prefer the audio form of books, you will not be disappointed!
Buy the Mini Habits audiobook:
PS. The audiobook is 3 hours and 40 minutes long and completely awesome.
Sun gazing: it’s a cool idea, but it’ll damage your retinas. It’s the sun’s special way of rejecting you.
I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Finance. My degree is folded up to fit inside a small folio organizer. I haven’t used it yet, but I sure did try.
For a year, I searched for jobs. For a year, I was rejected at the point of application, the first interview, or the second interview. These companies didn’t believe that I was worth it, or else they were in financial trouble, or else they thought someone else could do a better job.
I grit my teeth for the first few months, but my jaw muscles got tired. Look At Rejection Differently…