To celebrate the 40th post of No-brainer Fitness, I thought it worthwhile to offer a brief recap.
Basically, in case you are still wondering, or if you are fairly new to No-brainer Fitness, here’s what it’s all about, in the form of an interview, but definitely in No-brainer Fitness style:
What does NBF stand for?
NBF is my acronym for No-brainer Fitness.
Ok, smart ass, but what is it all about, really?
No-brainer Fitness is about getting fit so as to be, and remain, as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.
Why the “No-brainer” part?
Because it is my contention that, in order to get and remain fit, you don’t need to do anything very complicated. Also, the benefits of being fit are so good and numerous, that you should not have to think twice about it.
Don’t you have some secret agenda?
You mean other than helping others reap the benefits of fitness?
C’mon, admit it! You are trying to create a cult to fitness, or at least get rich from this, aren’t you?
Well, it would be nice to make a living helping others, but I still do it for free.
So, no cult?
No cult. Quite the contrary, I promise.
Ok, prove it: How does one get fit?
You need to move more. A lot more. On a daily basis. Not just 30 minutes of intense exercise every other day, and then sitting on your chair or sofa the rest of the time. Instead of seeking ways to save your energy, you need to get into the habit of using more energy. Walking more, taking stairs instead of escalators or elevators, doing some light strength exercises, not sitting so much at work, picking up a fun sport again, etc.
That sounds like hard work: I’m getting tired just reading about it. How does one get there?
A big part of it is changing your mindset so that you no longer think about moving as hard, but as something that your body craves, much like you crave food. Our bodies really do crave movement, and as you get moving, you start to feel it more keenly.
Talking about craving, what about eating super foods and taking supplements that will make me fit and healthy and help me lose weight? Isn’t that a lot easier?
There is no such thing as “super foods”, and if you eat well, you don’t need supplements. Losing weight comes naturally from moving more and eating a good diet, not from dieting. But the key is moving more. First and foremost, that’s what you have to focus on. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something (like supplements).
But if we wanted to buy something from you, we could. Right?
Well, if you are interested in picking up running or triathlon as a sport, because those are great ways of getting and remaining fit, I could help with that, too. And for that, yes, I do get paid, because it demands much more attention to make sure it is done right, and you reach your personal objectives.
What else do you provide? Surely it can’t be that simple…
It is. Really. But I try to make it enjoyable to do the right thing, and I provide advice to help steer through the wild west of products and tips out there. Because being fit is both simple and fun.
Hmmm… What else?
Well, it doesn’t hurt to stay away from things that are clearly bad for you, what I call NOT FOOD. But the key, I insist, is in moving a lot more.
Ok, I think that’s enough for now. I almost believe you.
Feel free to ask me other questions. Or read some of my 39 previous posts; you are sure to find more about what NBF stands for, and how to be more fit.