Here we are at the beginning of another year and it seems as if everyone I meet is trying to find the one thing that will help them become thinner, stronger, faster, whatever their fitness goal may be. At the same time, there is no shortage of people willing to give their opinion of what the secret is. For me there is no secret. There is no single diet, exercise, or plan that works for everyone. So how do you choose? With so many options, how do you find the right one?
Beyond doing your homework and researching the options, whether via the media, the internet, or the experiences of other, you need to try as many things as you can. One of the things I like most about the health & fitness industry is that the vast majority of those in it offer the opportunity to try out their product or service for little or no cost. As such, it is in everyone’s best interest to try as many new things as possible. Even those who are in great shape and have enjoyed success with their current program can benefit from new information and challenges.
There have been numerous studies of what best promotes success in regards to personal health and nearly as many different results. There have, however, been a few things that seem to be agreed upon as being very helpful in bringing lasting success. One of these is variety. Changes in your diet & exercise routine challenges your body to adapt, which often leads to overall improvement. So instead of seeking the Holy Grail of health & fitness, challenge yourself to new things whenever possible. You may just find a new favorite.