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Physical Intelligence and How To Live Longer with Skill

Physical Intelligence and How To Live Longer with Skill

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I’ve added another category to Sources of Insight:

Physical Intelligence

I think it’s a good way to consolidate, integrate, and synthesize all of the body, health, fitness, and mind-body connection stuff.   I’m also increasingly appreciative of the power of intelligence.    Intelligence provides a nice twist whether we are talking emotional intelligence, financial intelligence, physical intelligence, positive intelligence, social intelligence, spiritual intelligence, etc.

If there’s one post to read on Physical Intelligence, then read the following:

9 Ways to Add 12 Years to Your Life

It’s based on the Blue Zones research.  The Blue Zones are the healthiest places on the planet where people live the longest.

I don’t have a lot of articles on Physical Intelligence yet, but now that I’ve made space for it, I plan to cover a lot more things, including advanced body movements that help you expand what you’re capable of.  It’s worth nothing that Tony Robbins actually prioritizes health as a top value, and he uses his physiology to generate outstanding results.  Similarly, Stephen Covey prioritized fitness and enjoyed the freedom that came from the discipline of training his body so that he could run more freely.

Side note – Tony Robbins actually did a bunch of deep research on how to use breathing exercises to clean your system.  It’s a very specific breathing pattern that you can use to activate your lymphatic system through deep diaphragmatic breathing:

Breathe with Skill to Dramatically Improve Your Health

Interestingly, he claims that if you follow this breathing technique, you’ll actually change your white blood cell count.

One more must read post is about sleep patterns:

Larks, Owls, and Hummingbirds

John Medina provides some simple labels for the three typical sleep patterns that people fall into.  A little self-awareness can go a long way in terms of helping you make the most of what you’ve got.  In this case, we spend a lot of time sleeping (at least us Larks), so it’s worth learning what you can about your own sleep needs and preferences, and sometimes a label can help you gain insight, or at least give you a starting point for some deeper research.

Sleep is actually another topic that I’ll dive a bit deeper into in the future because it plays such a key role in our personal effectiveness, and ultimately in our personal power.   In fact, the cornerstone of physical intelligence might actually be the following triad:

Eating, sleeping, and exercising.

Our personal success patterns for each of those areas dramatically impacts the quality of our lives.

If there are particular topics you want me to dive deep into physical intelligence, be sure to use my contact form and let me know.

Meanwhile, enjoy browsing the current set of Physical Intelligence articles.