How to Create Your Mode for Fitness Success

Dave_TrainerWhether it’s fitness, nutrition, well-being or success in general, creating your mode is essential to your health and happiness.  Creating your mode is all about adjusting your environment to support your psychological, emotional, and physical state.

The reason it’s important is because we all share a bi-directional (interactive, back and forth) relationship with our environment.  By this, I mean that our environment affects us just as much as we affect our surroundings.

Everything we see, hear, feel, smell, etc., affects our state of being.  Even a small adjustment to any element of our environment can improve or disturb our overall psychological, emotional, or physical health.  Therefore, by adjusting your mode through intention and action, you can constantly be creating a more positive environment for yourself. And by positively adjusting your environment, you will experience a positive adjustment in you.


Here’s a few examples of creating your mode to support your overall health –

From the perspective of healthy eating, you can benefit yourself greatly by simply leaving a bowl of fresh fruit close to the entry of your kitchen.  This will ensure that you see fruit immediately upon entering your kitchen and increases the chances you’ll eat it.  Or, you can leave some water on your work desk to remind yourself to stay hydrated during the work day to improve your mental clarity.

For taking care of your body, you can leave a back health mat on the living or bedroom floor as a reminder to stretch in the morning or after a long day of work.

For helping your psychological and emotional state, you can place a comforting CD by your alarm clock or try pillow speakers to listen to music such as light classical to adjust your mind prior to going to sleep.  Or you can find a decorative, yet, functional hourglass to place in your work area as a reminder to take a brief break, a few deep breaths or a look-away from a computer to continually adjust to work stress.

In summary, actively and intentionally creating your mode is essential to your overall well-being.  By making continual small adjustments to your environment, you can significantly improve your health and happiness.

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About Dave Barnas, M.S., CES, NASM-CPT

Dave is the true health guy. He is the founder and owner of True Health Unlimited, LLC, a personal health and fitness company in Tolland, CT & Wellness Writers, a subscription wellness newsletter service that incorporates live & virtual wellness workshops for companies across New England. Dave earned both a Bachelor's (1998) and Master's Degree (2000) in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut, and also holds certifications as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist. He's also the lead author for four published works. Dave has over 20 years of combined experience in nutrition counseling, dietary supplement advising, personal training, corrective exercise training, health coaching and public speaking. In addition, he's spent over 25 years studying spirituality, meditation, and personal growth strategies. Dave's clients are all ages: youth, college championship level athletes, folks in their retired years, and everywhere in between. He's worked with three of the nation's leading physicians as a dietary supplement advisor and been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University, UConn, St. Joseph College and various church groups, health clubs, and high schools. In 2013, he was invited to Whole Foods Market to share his Real Food Therapy Guide. And in 2015, Dave's funny "Snowga" (yoga in the snow) video caught the attention of The National Weather Channel, who aired it to shake off cabin fever and bring laughter. In 2016, Dave & Hollie (his wife) founded Wellness Writers and deliver evidence-based Wellness E-newsletters to spread a message of health and happiness to various businesses throughout the US. Dave currently serves as a personal trainer in Tolland as well as a wellness coach and writer for several businesses, gyms and wellness facilities throughout the US.

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