Most of the time, I really enjoy reading about health and fitness. Every now and then; however, I get overloaded with information or get over enthusiastic about my fitness program and diet, and wind up mislead in the wrong direction. If you want to live a happy and healthy life without making too many mistakes, my advice to you is to keep it simple.

I have devoted 25 years to the pursuit of health and fitness as a personal trainer and in the last couple of years, writing this blog. The more I research about nutrition, exercise and wellness, the more I realize that common sense and listening to what your own body is telling you, makes the most sense.

If you are tired then rest. If you are working long hours make sure you get enough sleep. If you are living on fast food start eating some vegetables. If you’re over weight start by eating a little less. If you’re sore all the time from your workouts, cut back a little. We pretty much all know the simple answers but we all seem to be looking for the new magic formula that will bring us to the ultimate state of happiness and good health.

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I have discussed my favorite ways to eat, lose weight, exercise and stay active and healthy but none of them are carved in stone. If you are new to this blog, checkout my Fitness Principles and you will have a good idea where I am coming from. We all have to find a way to live healthy while not getting obsessed or overwhelmed with all the information that is out there.

Blogging about health and fitness has been very rewarding for me and keeps me on the cutting edge of all fitness related topics. I follow well over a 100 fitness blogs and spend many hours each week reading new studies. Every now and then I just say to myself; however, that it’s mostly all common sense. We all need to get enough sleep, eat whole natural foods, stay active physically, exercise our brains, set goals and have loving relationships with our family and friends. It’s really that simple.

Let me know if you ever feel overloaded with fitness information and let me know where you get most of your health and fitness information from.

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Best – Mike Cola

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