The internet is full of health hacks and advanced fitness advice, but when it comes to basic health advice, sometimes the basics are hard to find.
Full disclosure, one of the most powerful health hacks out there is simply to go back to the basics. Unfortunately, we’ve spent so much time trying to hack ourselves that by today’s standards, the basics can seem weird.
…but hey, I’ll take it!
If you hang out on social media, then you’re probably familiar with Full Disclosure Friday. It’s a little thing on social media where people let loose and share their innermost secrets!
Like admitting you’ve never seen Star Wars, even though you quote it all the time.
That’s not my disclosure, by the way. I’ve seen Star Wars over 25 times!
That I’ve seen it so many times is not my embarrassing disclosure, either, although maybe it should be.
No, my #FullDisclosureFriday is about how much I love a recent 1-star review of our latest book.
“Basic advice sprinkled with weird advice.”
And yes, that’s the whole review.
The review itself is kind of basic.
And certainly weird. 😉
My full disclosure is…
I always start with the 1-star reviews of any book I’m interested in.
It might surprise you, but 1-star reviews are rarely about the book itself, but more about whether the book was right for the reviewer.
This reviewer obviously has the basics down (I hope), and is NOT interested in weird. Whatever is considered weird is in this case is not specified.
That’s too bad, because I love weird.
This particular basic and weird 1-star review is from our latest book, which, coincidentally is actually about simple, small habits that stack up over time, leading to big results.
Each chapter IS basic.
I don’t know about that, but I’ll take it.
Basic health advice
Some of our chapters challenge you to go barefoot more often, sit on the floor, journal a little, or find a peaceful space where you’re not constantly blasted by outside noise.
We teach you how to find sustainable fish that you don’t need to fear, batch cook on Sundays, and move like a baby.
These things are pretty basic, but they aren’t random. Each one has a reason, which we explain every step of the way.
Besides, basic advice is only a flaw if you already know it.
And already do it.
Yes, some of it might be weird by modern day standards, but some of today’s most socially acceptable stuff is actually pretty weird. Like green smoothies?
Or worse, green smoothies that aren’t even green!
If you don’t think smoothies, green or purple, are weird, you’re not being honest with yourself.
Most of us have tried the more elaborate stuff many times before, yet “here we are again.”
Bring it on.
In the case of our book, I hope this 1-Star review will tempt people to get curious, maybe have a look at the table of contents and think ‘I do need basic. Now let’s get a little weird.”
Basic health advice means more good health
Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well is available on Amazon and all the other major booksellers.
It’s got a lot of great reviews, including my favorite one, with that one star!
Weird is just a bonus
Here’s my #FullDisclosureFriday number two.
Health hacks are fine, but they’re if you ask me it’s actually pretty weird not to try the basics first.