It’s true. The key to understanding health can be summed up with one simple formula. (Even if those math courses weren’t your favorite, this is one you won’t want to ignore.) The formula is: your health is directly proportionate to the time and quality you devote to it. Or, in mathematical terms:
Health = Time x Quality
To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn
Peter Seeger had it right in his hit song there’s time for every purpose. What he forgot to mention is that how you spend your time is your choice. And that choice affects your health. For example, the woman who works out 45 minutes, 5 days a week every week will see greater results than the woman who works out 45 minutes, 5 days a month. Likewise, the man whose diet varies between fast food and healthy food (whole grains, fruits, veggies, proteins) will not benefit as much as the man who consistently consumes only healthy food. How much time you spend, or how consistent you are in your quest for health is a direct variable to your health.
Work Hard, Play Hard
Yes, the quality of your food, supplements, and exercise are important. But the quality of your mindset is vital. In this day and age of multi-tasking, the idea of focusing on the task at hand seems to be outdated. But when we’re talking about something as serious as your health (i.e. your life), maybe it’s time to get your mind in the game.
How Do You Rate?
Poor Health = Inconsistent Time x Low-Quality
Excellent Health = Consistent Time x High-Quality
That old saying still holds true: You only get out of it what you put into it. So, evaluate and then re-evaluate. Keep what works and change what doesn’t. It’s the only way to improve. You just may find that in the process, you are not only becoming healthier, but your life is fuller and holds more meaning.