Staying Healthy During Summer - and Year-Round

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Travel, parties, lack of sleep and even overindulging in sugary treats can be a recipe for falling off the diet and fitness bandwagon during the lazy months of summer. Fortunately, there are specific steps you can take to ensure you remain healthy and happy. 

It is important to remember that living a healthy lifestyle should be individualized for you and may change throughout the year, and even during the course of your life. A healthy lifestyle includes finding ways to remain positive, focused and stress-free, while having a specific goal in-mind and sticking to it using daily, weekly and monthly regimens.


HL Health, Wellness: Feeling Less Than Frisky - Ten Foods to Get You In the Mood


To ensure a healthy lifestyle for optimal, year-round living for my clients, a specific set of life management tools are instilled. To stay focused on diet and fitness, as well as overall wellness, I recommend these tips:

-      Unplug and reboot to remain stress free: Periodically "unplug" from electronic devices, to turn off your brain and physically do this by unhinging your jaw, shifting your eyes and clearing all thoughts from your mind.  Hold the blank screen for 30-90 seconds. This tool has been utilized by my clients within venues like the Masters Golf tournament, the Wimbledon tennis tournament, NBA playoffs, the World Series and Fortune 500 boardrooms.

-      Champions plan: Each Sunday night, review your macro goals to be achieved within the next seven days. Envision them in full completion, as if it's so and as it will be.  In addition, never have a day you haven't already had.  Mentally dress rehearse tomorrow by seeing an awesome day with your daily macro tasks and goals completed.  Planning immunizes you from distraction.

-      Relax. Reserve your relaxation and enjoyment time in advance as a just reward for your anticipated hard work.  Schedule 10 to 15-minute, daily rest periods; amounts of quality sleep; days off; weekends off; and of course, vacations.  By planning time to replenish your energy, you will bolster your focus. With laser focus on what you want in your life, phone distractions will slowly dissipate and become a thing of the past.

-      Hydrate.  If you lose 1% of your body water you'll lose focus by 10%.   To increase focus which allows you to live more in the present tense, hydration is an integral part.  If your urine is NOT clear, you will lose focus.  As I tell my champion athletes, "Urine clear, never fear.  Urine yellow, loser fellow."

-      Visualize what you want in life: Whether you're striving to lose 100 pounds or overcome illness, you can do this by visualizing the outcome you desire. Research has revealed that mental practices are almost as effective as true physical practice, as the thought process programs the subconscious mind and activates intuition.


HL Wellness: Do You Need A Therapist -These 5 Signs Point to Yes


As a Life Coach since 1974, I've worked with more than 2,500 clients, ranging from professional athletes from 10 sports and business executives from 50 industries. I've also worked with individuals and families, to improve their overall quality of life. I'm the author of "The Blueprint: A Proven Plan for Successful Living."

About Jim Fannin

Jim Fannin is America's ZoneCoach®, coaching more champions in sports, business and life than anyone on earth for over 40 years. As one of the world's foremost thought leaders, he is more than a life, business or sports coach. He is a "change your life" coach. With the ONLY proven blueprint for attracting the Zone mindset, Jim has helped transform millions of people's lives by providing proven tools and techniques to create simplicity, balance and abundance.

Haute Tease

  • Rare Kishu Binchotan Charcoal Mask Review - High Performance, Luxurious Skin Care with Dynamic Results

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Tresor Rare, a high-end luxury skincare line, features intensive Recovery Japanese Binchotan Zumi Mask made from the highest quality charcoal is a beauty game changer with surprising results that are immediate leaving skin noticeably fresher and younger looking.  

     
  • Keynote Announcements from Sony, Yahoo and Cisco Plus Compelling SuperSessions Open 2014 International CES

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LAS VEGAS, NV, January 8, 2014 – Major product launches from more than 3,200 exhibitors and keynotes from the leaders of Sony, Yahoo and Cisco opened the 2014 International CES® on Tuesday, January 7.

     
  • HL Tech: The Best Laptop Computers for College Students in 2016

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    For students entering college, a laptop computer is no longer a luxury. In today's mobile world, students will fare best with a laptop that's small enough for travel, but powerful enough to handle the tasks associated with high-level academics. Two considerations - budget and durability - remain important for consumers to determine which computer will survive four years of dorm life.  

  • Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale Review - Oceanfront Elegance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    As the first and only AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I had decidedly high expectations for my vacation experience at the Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale. From the moment I arrived and was graciously greeted by the valet personnel who eagerly escorted me to the registration area to be checked in by equally affable front desk attendants.

     
  • San Diego’s Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant Review - Embodies ‘Craft America Cooking’

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    There's nothing more fun than finding tasty neighborhood eateries somewhat off the beaten path, that are making an impact on the local culinary scene nonetheless. One such San Diego locale is Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant.

     
  • Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania Groundhog who, since 1887, has become the annual predictor for winter’s end, popped his head out of his hole-in-the-ground home and promptly saw his shadow, the indicator of another six more weeks of winter, snow, cold, ice and slush, sad news for those of us who are ready for winter’s end. 

     
  • Brew Hop Tours San Diego Review - A Failsafe Destination for the Ultimate Any Day Gift

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Let's face it for some Dads, gifting a tie, a bottle of aftershave or a pair of slippers for Father’s Day just won’t do. And a belated gift or “fallback” card from a drugstore carousel reeks of desperation, or utter laziness. For many men, life is all about experiences and beer, lots and lots of beer.  

     
  • Op/Ed:Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

     
  • Infant Receives Liver Transplant in a Real Christmas Miracle

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Baby boy Daniel McCabe, born with a degenerative liver illness, was dying. With every passing minute the life was escaping the little fighter and when doctors came to his parents the news they expected was every parent's worst nightmare.

     
  • Money News: Bull Markets Return; American, Europe, Asian Markets Close Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The DOW Jones Industrial Average pitched and rallied throughout the week as did the top ten watched markets with nearly all managing to get up under September’s heavy losses and run with the bull earning solid gains across the board.

     
  • Business News: All Hail The King of Beers; Billion Dollar Deal Cements Anheuser Busch Brands as Number 1

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Anheuser-Busch, home of the world famous Clydesdales and the number one choice for alcoholic beverage around the world, just solidified its global dominance with a billion dollar deal that marries, the once notorious rivals, Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing.  

  • LEAST AMONG SAINTS, a Tough and Tender Tearjerker from Director Martin Papazian

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     

    LEAST AMONG SAINTS, a moving drama of hope and compassion, recently held a private screening and reception for select members of the media, donors and the films Volunteers Of America partner at the ICM Building in Century City, California.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Putin Square off; Italy/Quakes; French/Immigrants; Spain Refuses; Hillary E-blasted; HL Op-Ed

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama, with one week before his successor is elected, has announced ObamaCare premiums will increase by 25%, dealing a harsh blow to the people and causing the smooth sailing democratic boat to hit white water.

     
  • Botox Turns 15 - The Inside Scoop on The Wonder Drug

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Botox, the world's most popular cosmetic procedure, turns 15 this week. Launched in 2002, the drug has rung up roughly $21.1 billion since it came on the market in 2002, and one of its most rapidly growing markets is millennials!

     
  • Southside with You Review – Romantic, Charming, An Epic Date Night Film

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Southside with You, from Roadside Attractions, Miramax and IM Global, presents the epic first date of a future president with his future first lady and the day that would come to symbolize his dedication and tenacity for public service.