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The Five Pillars of Health

Being healthy is about more than working out or eating well – it is about balancing what I call “The Five Pillars of Health.”

These five pillars are:

  • Diet
  • Activity
  • Sleep
  • Vitamin D/Sunlight
  • Stress

When you do your best to get the most out of all five pillars, you will be healthy. Ignore one and all of your hard work with the others may go to waste.

Being healthy is all about BALANCE.

Let’s take a look at all five pillars and how they each contribute to us being healthy.

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Let me tell you a little secret…Actually it is the true key to success if you want to get stronger, fitter, healthier and happier….


Click on this cartoon for some more reasons why sleep is important!

Click on this cartoon for some more reasons why sleep is important!

That’s it…Get more sleep.

You don’t need any fancy supplements or to do crazy workouts or the latest diet fad.

All you need to do is get more sleep.

Don’t believe me? Think sleep is overrated?

Do you love to BRAG about how little sleep you’ve gotten and how much caffeine you’ve consumed?

Well stop. Because all you are bragging about is BEING STUPID. (And who really wants to brag about being an idiot?)

Anyway, if you could only do one thing this year to make yourself better, I would recommend that you get more sleep.

Sleep affects how well both your mind and body operate. If you think you are doing fine now on only 4 hours of sleep just think about how well you would do if you got the eight you needed!

Why settle for fine when you could be great!?!

Why not do everything you can to make your performance and your health better?

Because you supposedly don’t have time?

COME ON! You have time to sleep. You just don’t choose to MAKE time.

If you don’t believe me that you have the time to get enough sleep, take a look at your schedule. I bet you will find a ton of “time” that you are wasting on stuff that you could be using to get more sleep.

But then again…You have to VALUE sleep if you are going to make the effort to get more.

The question is, “How can you NOT value sleep?”

How can you not value something that makes your mind function better? I mean who doesn’t want to be more productive each day?

How can you not value something that improves your health and helps you lower your risk of heart disease? I mean who doesn’t want to live longer?

How can you not value something that helps your body prevent illness? I mean who doesn’t want a strong immune system so that you don’t get sick?

How can you not value something that makes all of your healthy eating finally pay off? I mean who wants to deprive themselves of delicious bad food all of the time if they aren’t losing weight and feeling great because of all the healthy, whole foods they are consuming?

How can you not value something that makes all your workouts worthwhile? I mean who doesn’t want their workouts to pay off because they aren’t giving their body enough rest and recovery to rebuild itself stronger than before?

So…How can you not value sleep?

I know I do. And that’s why I made some changes. So are you ready to make some changes?

Are you ready to really make all your dieting and hard work in the gym pay off?


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