Why 2% Improvement in Health Matters

Why a 2% Improvement in your Health Matters by Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarlski, DPT

Many health issues are related to poor diet and lifestyle factors that can be changed. Both genetics as well as age, are frequently used as excuses for having poor health. Blaming your parents is not the answer! Besides, many so-called genetic predispositions can be positively influenced by healthy diet and lifestyle choices, so that these predispositions don’t manifest as health problems in your life. In regards to age, succumbing to the popular societal belief that you’re supposed to just ‘fall apart’ as you get older is a sad and unnecessary way to live. Your age should not be a limiting factor for your quality of life! One simple strategy that you can implement throughout your lifetime to improve and/or maintain good health is to focus on small steady improvements.

Small steady improvements can lead to large changes in your health over time. Consider this: As little as a 2% improvement per week can lead to a 100% improvement by the end of 1 year. Let’s do some simple math: 2% improvement x 52 weeks in a year = 104% improvement! So, when looking at it this way, achieving better health is really not that hard to do. I know you can manage a 2% improvement in your health each week. In fact, if you just focus on this small improvement, you’re more likely to be successful anyway. The mistake that many people make is to keep focusing on their longterm goal (the end result they desire), as opposed to the simple action-steps (the 2% improvements each week) needed to get there.

If you have health challenges, they probably didn’t happen overnight—only your awareness of them might have! For example, you wake up one day and actually become more aware and acknowledge: the extra weight you’ve gained; the undesired change in your posture or body shape; the pain in your back; the stiffness and lack of flexibility in your neck; or your overall lack of physical endurance. Although a greater awareness is the key to changing and improving your health, realistically, since the problems didn’t happen overnight, they probably won’t vanish overnight either. You will need to earn your health back with the 2% improvements. You will experience significant changes in your health if you’re patient and persistent with this approach! There are two old sayings: “Good things come in small packages.” and “Good things come to those who wait.” When it comes to better health, these may both be true!

This article is proudly brought to you courtesy of Mewsum Wong of Raw Food Asia.

Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka ‘Dr. SAM’), has helped thousands of people overcome various health challenges using his unique approach to health and healing. He is an author, speaker, and retreat facilitator. His latest book: Feel Good Now! became a best seller on Amazon in the category of “Healthy Living”. You can learn more about him at: http://www.DrSamPT.com

This article was published in the April 2015 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!