Admittedly, this is not a fair comparison. 75 Hard is described as a transformative mental toughness program. They tell you to “Think of this as an Iron Man for your brain”. On the contrary, I always reinforce the point that you need to find an exercise and health routine that is sustainable. Make it somethingthat you enjoy and consider to be more like play then work.
75 Hard has garnered a great deal of interest on the Internet.The creator states with the program you can completely overhaul the way you think and act and be in the best physical shape of your life. For those in need of an abrupt, drastic change in their health and life, it is a program to consider.
The 75 hard challenge dictates that you follow a clean diet. Work out twice a day for at least 45 minutes. One of the workouts has to be outside. Drink 4 L of water per day. Read 10 pages of a non-fiction book. Take a five minute cold shower. Take progress photos every day. Perform other tasks like a random act of kindness or talk to someone in person daily.
My biggest concern is that drinking that much water in a day could lead to mineral depletion and abnormal electrolytes in your system. Unless you are large man sweating profusely, that is an excessive amount of water.
But ultimately, this program is difficult to sustain. If you want to live a long and productive life, you need to find and exercise program and healthy diet that you enjoy.
If you look upon your exercise as play, the benefits will multiply. Play will refresh both your mind and body. It will improve your emotional well-being and decrease stress. Aerobic exercise will release endorphins that boost well being, promote happiness and make us feel better. Further, interactive and engaging play activities stimulate the brain and improves our cognitive function as well.
George Bernard Shaw once said “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.“. Do keep playing!