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Life Performance Blog: What Is A Healthy Environment?

Most people think motivation is the most important thing needed to achieve health goals.

Which is true to some extent. The trouble with motivation though is we only have a certain amount of it and it is sporadic in nature.

What plays a bigger role in helping us achieve health goals and determines how much motivation we have is our environment.

To be able to stay motivated you need the right support around you, from family members, friends and work colleagues. No one has achieved great results on their own.

Your environment needs to be one that encourages collaboration with others and not one that increases isolation.

Only when everyone is working in the right direction will changes that are needed are easier to implement and follow.

Does your environment increase or decrease your ability to learn new skills and abilities needed to achieve something you don’t currently have? Does your environment make it easier or harder to make the difficult decisions needed when it comes to changing your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle?

Having the right balance between work, rest and play are needed to be able to implement the correct nutrition, exercise and recovery recommendations. If work, rest and play are out of balance, any recovery will be poor, exercise commitment will suffer and negative nutrition triggers will be harder to control.

We only have 24 hours in a day and most people find it difficult to get the most from their day, let alone become healthier. The right environment allows you to maximise the most of each hour and fit in new habits and behaviours, where the wrong environment makes it hard to limit and eliminate poor health habits.

The right environment is one that allows you to keep learning and applying the right health strategies and implementing a growth mindset. The wrong environment limits your ability to apply the right behaviours and habits and will create barriers that make it harder to follow any helpful nutrition and exercise plan.

As your health coach, I will show you and help you build the right healthy environment for you and your current life commitments. I will teach you the right nutrition, exercise and lifestyle skills needed to apply.

Only when you have created the right mindset, built the right environment can you start following the right nutrition and exercise plan that will eventually help you achieve the level of health, fitness and wellbeing that you have always wanted.

Chris, myHealthCoach

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