A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE & FITNESS

BrainHave you ever known anyone in the epitome of health to have a negative mental attitude?  Think about that question for a moment.  Look around you.  Most people you know who exercise on a regular basis and eat healthy on most if not all days of the week are generally upbeat, positive people.  Those of us who don’t eat healthy and exercise are usually more on the negative side of life.  We complain about the weather, co-workers, relationships or lack thereof.  Conversely, those who exercise regularly walk around with a happy demeanor, quick to smile and slow to anger.  They seem to be in a good mood most of the time.  There are exceptions to this rule but for the most part a healthy body breeds a positive mental attitude.

As the host of the Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I interview fitness and nutrition experts, athletes and celebrities from all around the world to discuss the importance of living a healthy lifestyle; I noticed that there is one common denominator that each of my guests has in common —a positive mental attitude.  If life tossed them lemons, they made lemonade.  Some were grossly overweight, sick  mentally and physically; have even contemplated suicide, but once they decided to take control of their lives by exercising and changing the way they eat, their thoughts began to change from negative to positive, what seemed impossible before has now become possible.

It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise boost brain function, reduces stress, improves memory and much more, and when you combine regular exercise with healthy eating, you can’t be stopped. Most vegans tell me how their thinking has cleared up now that they no longer eat meat.  Their argument is our bodies are alive; therefore we should only eat living foods, like fruits and vegetables.  I recently interviewed Chantelle Fraser from Bravo-TV’s hit reality show, “Blood Sweat and Heels”, who also happens to be vegan.  Chantelle told me the reason she became vegan was when a friend dared her to go vegan for a month.  After the month passed, she noticed she had dropped 20 pounds and felt amazing.  She never looked back and has now lost a total of 40 pounds and is living a wonderful life, filled with a world of possibilities.

Do you agree with me that most healthy and fit people are generally positive people?  I’d like to know your thoughts.

Vince Ferguson

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