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Oct. 19, 2021

Let's Create a Healthy Addiction

21 days from now you can have a new healthy habit that will last you a lifetime!


I'm excited you're joining me for this episode of driving with Dave. It's my contribution to the RiversZen Real People Fitness podcast.

Today I've been thinking about... well, I'm on my way to the studio to the Astoria studio. That's when I seem to record most of these "Driving with Dave Podcsts". It's about a 30-35 minute drive, depending on traffic. So that gives you the context to where I'm at and what I'm doing.

Right now I'm in Long Beach, Washington heading south.

So today I was thinking about,  being I am heading in to teach my class, today I'm going to talk about creating healthy habits.

If you're an addictive personality like me, you're kind of lucky, it's easy to create addictive habits. Because most things you do in your life can become addictions, it's so easy.

So thinking about addictions.

Why not... instead of creating bad addictions, create good addictions, good healthy habits, good habits, instead of bad habits.

It's so easy to get a bad habit, like smoking or overeating or God knows what.

But the habit I want to talk about this morning is a consistent daily practice. What I like that to be our classes... of course... our classes are designed to help you to move better and feel better. We have found over the years that people that consistently do our classes a minimum of three to five times a week, feel better.

Some of the testimonials we get are just mind blowing. Like I didn't know I could feel this good at 80 years old or my gosh, I'm turning 40 and I thought I was destined to a life of pain. But guess what I'm not and all I have to do is move.

There's some other things involved ,movement is not just it, you've got to clean up your eating. But that's that's a subject for another day.

Today we're talking about the daily movement habit. So I have a challenge for you. (And I think everybody can do this.)

Now we have classes that range anywhere from (less forget the 10 minute classes right now.) 11 minutes plus is kind of a key.

So let's go for the 20 minute classes. We have classes anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes.

We have a couple of classes that are in the 60 plus minute range. But let's keep it the 45 minute because simple is better.

Don't over plan.

Don't say okay, I'm going to do three hours of workouts a day,

I'm going to run a marathon.

No, this is real people fitness, what most of us will do.

The time most of us can carve out in our lives,

I'm sorry, if you tell me you don't have 20 to 45 minutes a day that you can devote to your health and fitness you need to reassess your life, because that's that's not right,  it's there. The time is there.

We have live classes, we have a full library of on demand classes.

And here's my challenge to you for the next 21 days. And I'm not talking Monday through Friday, I'm talking every day, seven days a week to take one of our classes, be at a 20 minute class.

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I don't care if you take from Peggy or you take from me or you take from Kim, do a simple class every day for the next 21 days.

Why do I say 21 days? Well, it's proven it takes 21 days to create a new habit.

Imagine, just give yourself a moment think okay, if I got in the habit where every day I did at least a 20 minute class. And this can be anything from a stretch stronger class to a button got class.

By stretch stronger. I mean, these can be the long, slow, deep held classes, 20 minutes, just breathing, stretching, it counts, it all counts every bit because when you're stretching a muscle into contraction, when you actually listen to what the instructor tells you to do and how they tell you to do it. You're going to reap the benefits and even in a slow meditative style practice. You're still getting that movement, you're still getting that exercise, you're still getting that stretching the strength building the the deep muscle stretches that you're going to need for a long, healthy, happy life.

I talk about this all the time. I'm 68. At the time of this recording, Peggy is 70 and we feel better than we did in our 30s.

Why? Because we've cleaned up our eating. We've take deep breaths and we move every day.

It's that simple.

That's the formula I just gave you all the secrets right there.

There are lots of little side things that can be done. You can work with tune up ball You're going to work with straps and you can do all kinds of different supplementation.

I'm always playing with supplementation. It's it's, I think our modern food sources are a little a little lacking. But get yourself in the habit.

This one's not about food right now but we're gonna get there. This one's not about food. For the next 21 days.

Come on, send me an email. Dave. I'm in for the next 21 days, I promise. I promise to myself that I'm going to do a 20 minute class every single day.

That's my message for the day. I keep these short and simple because I know how long my attention span is and assume most people are same.

So with that move well, stay healthy, be happy. Have an amazing day live with passion and I will talk to you next time.

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