You can’t do everything that is good for you

Olive oil is healthful. So are blueberries and chestnuts and avocados and organic milk and green leafy vegetables and ghee and dark chocolate and honey and nuts and fruit and eggs and cheese and lentils. Does that mean you need to eat all this everyday? Absolutely not.

Kettlebells are awesome. So are barbells and dumbbells and slosh pipes and sandbags and ropes and weighted vests and barefoot shoes and punching bags and indian clubs. Does that mean you need to train using all these? Absolutely not.

Smoking kills. So does chronic alcoholism and stress and uncontrolled chronic junk food consumption and trying to drop kick a moving train. Does that mean you need to avoid all this? Well, of course!

The trick to becoming fit and healthy, as demonstrated by our south Indian ancestors in the early 1900s, is to not do everything that is supposedly good for you but to stay away from most things that are terrible for you.

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2 responses to “You can’t do everything that is good for you

  1. Bharathy December 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks Raj for this post and with this making me read the other post.

  2. Karthik Padmanabhan (@karthiktwit) December 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Phew! Thanks for that “most” in the ‘avoid para’. I had to re-read that to make sure I don’t have to avoid all of that – the big dent in the train will testify to that.

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