Other Episodes and Articles

325: Choose Your Hard: Health Choices and Their Long-Term Impact

Sep 21, 2023


The concept of what's truly "hard" in life and how it impacts our health and wellness is a fascinating one. In the recent episode of "Choosing Your Hard", we delve into this topic, shattering the myth of immediate gratification and emphasizing the long-term implications of health decisions. The power to make these choices and the responsibility that comes with it can be transformative. It’s not just about opting for an easier life, but about choosing a life that's worth the hard.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst the hustle-bustle of daily life can indeed seem hard in the short term. The challenges of regular exercising, eating healthy, and ensuring ample sleep are real. However, it's essential to understand the long-term benefits of these choices. The absence of such choices can lead to a heavier burden of disease in the future. Our culture's infatuation with instant gratification often undermines the delayed satisfaction that comes from sticking to a healthy routine.

As we journey through the realm of health choices, it becomes clear that the choices we make today drastically shape our future. Our health choices can lead to physical limitations, affecting our quality of life in the long run. However, it's not all doom and gloom. We also have immense power over our choices. Making conscious decisions about our health today can prevent future medical bills, physical limitations, and even mental health issues.

The concept of “choosing your hard” also applies to exercise. It's easy to fall into the trap of overtraining, pushing ourselves too hard, and risking injury. However, accepting the concept of delayed gratification and understanding the long-term results of a balanced approach to exercise can prevent this.

Nutrition is another area where making the "hard" choice can lead to long-term benefits. While it may seem more expensive, time-consuming, and less tasty to eat healthily, convenience does not always equate to health. Conscious decisions about our diet can avoid future health complications and improve our overall wellbeing.

The impact of time on health cannot be underestimated. Small changes in our schedule can have a big impact, and the hard choice of prioritizing health over instant gratification can pay off in the long run.

As we conclude this transformative journey, we reflect on the power of making choices that will benefit us in the future. Making small changes to our schedules, being mindful of our thoughts, and choosing discipline over regret can lead to healthier lifestyle choices. So, it's time to embrace the power of choice and mould a healthier, happier you. After all, it's not just about opting for an easier life, but about choosing a life that's worth the hard.

Enter your email address to get weekly episodes delivered to your inbox plus tips on how to become a physically and mentally stronger runner!

Don't worry, we won't blow up your inbox. We just want to send you some great info to help you in your running journey. We hate SPAM, and we will never sell your information, for any reason.