I want to share some sobering stats as we start 2020 about the percentage of people living a healthy lifestyle in the US and abroad, but understand; this post is not about convincing you to live healthier, it’s about the solution to this dilemma. That is optimizing your lifestyle, for your performance and success. If you do that, you’ll have all the energy you need and your health will be solid!
Only 1% of us are living a lifestyle that is optimized to support us AND what we are up to in the world (Pilar Gerasimo below says only 1% is living a healthy lifestyle!) only 3% of us is living a healthy lifestyle and 96% is getting crushed living the standard lifestyle according to our research.
According to Michigan State University Researchers: Of the 153,000 respondents, only 3 percent participated in all four of what are termed healthy lifestyle characteristics, or HLCs. Looking at these HLCs individually, about 75 percent reported they didn’t smoke; 23 percent included at least five fruits and vegetables in their daily diets; 22 percent took part in regular physical activity, which is defined as at least 30 minutes of activity a day, five or more times a week; and about 40 percent maintained a healthy weight, which is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or less.
Our message is simple.
You don’t just want to buy into “passing grades” for being healthy, meanwhile you burnout and trade your health for success. The old world, model and mindset. You want to harness your energy, health, and performance for your success by optimizing your lifestyle. That’s the new world, model and mindset.
“Currently, we live in a culture that produces more unhealthy, unhappy people than healthy, happy ones. In fact, right now, the unhealthy-to-healthy ratio is arguably running about a hundred to one. … If you are currently a healthy and happy person in today’s United States of America (or in any one of a growing number of countries now following our lead), you represent a tiny and shrinking minority. You are, statistically speaking, an endangered species. …
In my mind, these facts raise a rather captivating question: What kind of society makes being healthy and happy so difficult that only a single-digit percentage of its population can hope to pull it off?
The answer is self-evident: A sick society. And within a sick society—one where chronic illness, obesity, drug dependence, anxiety, and depression are rapidly becoming the prevailing norms—what does it mean to be one of the few who buck those unhealthy odds?
You directly link your lifestyle with your success in life, and crush it, without getting crushed by excess, stress, and fatigue, poor lifestyle habits, which is how the 99% typically live. And now, you correct course and start living like a Pro!