Introducing our system and philosophy

Chances are you are here because you want to make some changes. Maybe you want to lose weight, have more energy from day to day, or just get in shape. That’s great! Our system allows you to do all those things. But change is hard. Changing your life takes time and effort. That’s because you are up against some of your most basic human instincts.

We have evolved over many thousands of years to perfectly suit a life we no longer live. We have evolved to walk, not sit behind a desk. We are wired to preserve energy, even when it would be better for us to get up and move. We’re programmed to eat whenever we find food, even when modern calories are cheap and plentiful. And we prefer sugar over healthier foods, because it’s a quick and easy source of energy.

Your instincts cannot be trusted as a guide to a healthy life. Even so, fighting your instincts is a recipe for failure. Your brain is much better at rewarding you than we are. If you want to achieve lasting change, you need to work with your instincts. And sometimes maybe trick them a little.

At Healthy Fifty, we always ask what would be natural for humans. Then we look how best to fit it into modern life. Not because natural is always better, but because by going with your instincts you will achieve more than by going against them. By adopting some simple natural habits, you can reprogram your brain to feel good when you’re doing the right things. Not just eating better, but moving better and sleeping better as well.

Eat filling, nutritious meals. If you nourish your body, it’s easier to control your cravings and resist temptations.
Get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Every day. Exercising a little every day boosts your energy levels and helps you burn fat.
Make sleep a priority. Remove all screens from your bedroom and turn in by 10:30PM. Take naps whenever you need them.
Better health means nothing unless it enables a better life. Play, connect, work, give, laugh, dance. Enjoy your life.
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