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Happier Healthier Human with Paul Levittan

Paul Levittan is a health and fitness coach who also specialises in personal training. He has his own podcast called the Healthy Happy Human which aims to assist his listeners in building better habits. These habits can help them regain control of their lives. Fitness, nutrition and mindset are the main topics of the podcast. 

A wellness coach, also known as a fitness & wellbeing coach, is a helpful guide who assists clients in achieving their health objectives, such as weight loss, increased energy, better stress management, and more. Health and wellbeing coaches are important members of the larger healthcare team because they bridge the gap among traditional treatment and executing durable and good behavioural lifestyle changes.

The development of good self-esteem requires a strong and optimistic mindset. It’s a crucial tool that influences our everyday self-talk and supports our most intimate self-perceptions, attitudes, and sentiments. Paul utilises his physically inclined knowledge set to assist his mentees in developing positive habits and routines. 

Perfection is impossible to achieve. Many people give up while they could have achieved steady improvements toward a goal if they had aimed for perfection. The journey is more essential than the destination, but one should not put too much pressure on themselves to achieve an unattainable ideal of perfection. It is normal to make mistakes because they define our humanity. 

Instead of trying to achieve something all of a sudden, one must try to build the lifestyle of their dreams for themselves. They can do this by setting small goals for themselves over the course of days and incorporating them into their daily lives. “It takes 21 days to build a habit” is a myth whereas it takes 61-63 days to do so and 90 to solidify it. As humans, we require motivation to pursue our goals. There are two types of motivations:

  1. Intrinsic motivation is described as engaging in an activity for its own sake rather than for the sake of a secondary benefit. When a person is intrinsically motivated, he or she is inspired to act because of the fun or challenge it entails rather than by external items, pressures, or incentives.
  1. Extrinsic motivation entails accomplishing a task or behaving in a certain way for reasons other than self-interest, such as escaping punishment or earning a reward.

Paul emphasizes the successful integration of the logical and emotional brain. Both of these decision-making techniques have advantages and disadvantages. By definition, logic is a process of decision-making that uses sound and rational reasoning to arrive at the optimal result. True feelings, on the other contrary, are emotions. If logic is the brain, emotion is the heart, then happiness is found in the heart. Paul’s goal is to help his mentees learn how to use both of them appropriately.

Overall, coaches are integral for a person to receive guidelines and a push towards achievement of their goals. They act as mirrors and help one reflect on themselves in order to stay on track. Coaches are not like family, friends or peers but they are mentors who ensure you become the best version of yourself. Paul encourages everyone to ask for help and invest in oneself as that is the best thing you can do for yourself.

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