Tom Rath has battled an unusual medical condition his whole life. That has made him vigilant in finding and applying research-based means to achieve the best health possible. He assembled 26 pages of reference notes for his book Eat Move Sleep.
Rath presents a thirty day plan. For each day, he gives three suggestions to try. Each of the thirty suggestions is small but if followed could create major improvements. He cautions that food, exercise, and sleep must work in tandem. Addressing just one aspect without the other two won’t work.
With respect to food, Rath says quality trumps quantity. The idea that eating anything in moderation is acceptable is a myth. Every bite should be chosen to do more good than harm.
Working out a few times a week is not enough. Rath says more activity must be built into every day. Much more. Sitting down is the enemy.
Quality of sleep is more important than total time in bed. Eliminate extraneous light, including a television, in the bedroom. This will lead to not only more rest, but also more productivity.
Change is possible with time.