Happy Holidays to you, dear reader!!
What is the most common activity of people this time of year?
than shopping, I mean.
It’s assessing – either consciously or subconsciously – how this
past year has gone.
You look back at what has happened, what you have accomplished,
and what you have left undone.
If you are consciously doing this, you are actually taking stock,
either in your head or on paper.
If you are unconsciously doing this, you probably are feeling
either really good about life….or you have a sense of unease or
disappointment that you can’t quite shake.
Of course, as part of this process, a lot of people skip over what
they didn’t get done this year, and move right into thinking about
the new year. That’s because the new year is fresh and full of
So they make resolutions. Probably the same resolution they made a
year ago. Losing weight and getting more fit is one of the most
But you don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve or Day to set your
goals. Nor do you have to wait to begin preparing yourself for
Yes, there’s nothing like momentum. If you can get clear on what
you want to do in 2011 now, and begin to do a few simple things to
prepare yourself…you will hit the ground running on January 1st.
Even if you are a little hungover from your New Year’s Eve
I know I have several areas of my life I wish to address with more
focus and vigor in the coming year — three areas that I really
need to improve upon, and for which improvement will have a
positive effect on the totality of my life.
I won’t mention those areas now…think I will save them for a tip
closer to New Year’s. So we can all get motivated together!
Well, in that spirit, here are three simple things you can begin
doing now, even during the hub bub of the holidays, to improve
your health and explode into the new year with momentum:
(1)Drink lots of purified or quality bottled water. At least half
your bodyweight in ounces, every day. Water purifies and
detoxifies your body. It helps maintain your metabolism and energy
at high levels.
(2)Take a daily multi-vitamin, vitamin C, and fish oil. If there
were a law passed that limited me to only three supplements,
these are the three I would focus on for general health.
Vitamin C provides so many benefits, I could write a book about
it. (In fact, entire books have been written about Vitamin C.) Fish
oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. Inflammation has been implicated
as a root cause or contributor to a number of different ailments
and diseases, from arthritis and asthma to heart disease and
And a daily multi-vitamin is just plain common sense.
(3)Do some deep breathing and/or dynamic energy exercises each
day. Preferably first thing in the morning, to expand your energy
and set yourself up for a productive and successful day.
Morning breathing and energy exercises are one of the cornerstones
of the fitness and health principles I teach and follow.
Learning to breathe properly, and learning how to expand your
lung capacity, are two of the most significant steps you can take
to ensuring high levels of health and energy today….and years
You can also do some deep breathing and light stretching in the
evening. I tell you, there is no better way to relax after a
tough day. And just a few minutes will have you sleeping like a
If you’re looking for an easy-to-learn, fun-to-do series of
exercises, consider one of the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy
Exercise Course volumes.
Or better yet, get started with both. I’m making it easy for you
to give them a whirl. We’re currently running a
Holiday Special where you can acquire both programs for one very
special price. Check it out here.
So, let’s wrap up. I’ve got to go do some holiday shopping.
These three things – water, breathing, supplements – are simple,
easy, and only take a few minutes. Start doing them now. You’ll
feel better, you’ll be healthier…and you will hit the new year
You Can Do It!
Karen Van Ness
P.S. If you are looking for a positive addition
to your daily health habits and exercise routine,
you should check out the Secret Power of Dynamic
Energy Exercise Course, Volume 2: The Dynamic Energy
Routine. The exercises are accessible to all,
regardless of your present condition. And they are
self-reinforcing – they “grow” with you as your
condition and health improve. For more information,
or to get your own copy of the program manual and DVD,
visit the Best Breathing Exercises website.
P.P.S. For a limited time, there is a special holiday offer
on the “Dynamic Energy Special”, which includes both volumes
of the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise Course. Following
these two routines will open up all your circuits, get your
energy flowing, release your personal power and get your
confidence soaring. Click on “Holiday Special” now — this
page will tell you more about the program and guide you to the
details on ordering.
Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2010