Ok, so this rule doesn’t relate to nutrition and health as directly as the first four rules. But it certainly has its place. Educating yourself every day, even if it’s just a quick glance at the day’s news, leads to a better understanding of the world around you. Which, in turn, leads to more confidence and a better mental state. Happier and healthier! And with today’s technology, there is really no excuse to not follow Rule #5: Educate yourself every day.
How should you educate yourself every day? It’s totally up to you. I’d suggest finding a few websites or blogs (I know of a GREAT one!) that provide quality content that you’re interested in on a regular basis. You can sign up for email alerts so posts pop right into your inbox or you can subscribe to a RSS feed and view posts in a web reader. (Click here for my entirely basic lesson on RSS feeds and google reader).
And don’t forget books! Posts from websites and blogs is a great way to pick up nuggets of wisdom every day, but books teach us so much more on a topic so we can truly learn something. And with the eReader options (ie Amazon Kindle) out there, it’s easy to have a book handy.
No matter how or where you get your information (don’t forget newspapers and magazines, too), make it a regular habit to learn something new every day. And if you decide to include nutrition and health news in your daily education, I would be humbly honored if you chose Essentials of Nutrition to be a provider.