Why do we make health and fitness so complicated?

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Today I had someone ask me about the benefits of wearing a weight vest while they work to help them lose weight and it got me thinking about why we tend to make getting in shape so complicated.

We start everyone off with a no sweat intro – its a chance to get to know you and what your goals, hurdles, and activity level is. One of the most common questions we get during the intro is “what supplements should I take to lose weight?”

I think as humans, we complicate getting in shape because it allows us to not feel like its completely in our control and that can be freeing. Companies like to complicate things so that their supplements, special workout equipment, or other products become necessary to reach your goals.

Now there can be a place for these things but only after you dial in the 3 basic things that will get you 90% of the way there.

  1. Start working out 3+ times a week.
  2. Clean up your nutrition – a good place to start is removing sugar
  3. Drink more water

If you are looking to improve your health and fitness then get a workout book and write out the date for the next 30 days, 1 on each page. Then put 3 check boxes with working out, no sugar, and drink half your body weight in ounces. Each day, check off the ones you accomplish (remember you only need 3 checks a week on working out). In 30 days you will see the improvements you are looking for.