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Found: Your body’s missing instruction book

By Marcus Santer

This Saturday I’ll be in my sisters garden feeling very nervous.

How come?

Because I’ve got four 5mm thick knife blanks to cut out and I’m going to be using an angle grinder for the first time.

Have you seen one of those things in action?

Pretty fearsome, especially if you’ve got a background like mine. Because computer science, Qigong and writing don’t often call for the use of dangerous machinery.

Moving on…

After driving myself to the brink of insanity trying to work out which angle grinder to get I finally made my choice.

And on the way to meet my editor for coffee, I stopped off at the Screwfix in Honiton to buy:

The eagle eyed amongst you will be wondering why I bought two face guards.

That’s because my dad’s coming along to lend moral support.

With over 50 years in the building industry and only one near fatal accident to his name – he stuck a razor sharp chisel through his wrist and narrowly avoided bleeding out – I can’t think of a better wingman to have with me.


You’re probably wondering what all this has to do with you and living a longer, healthier and happier life?


Here are 3 lessons you can learn.

I’m taking this angle grinder, knife cutting out project seriously.

That’s the first lesson: Take your health and vitality seriously.

Secondly I’ve done my homework.

I’ve asked questions on knife making forums, watched dozens of Youtube videos and read pages and pages of tips on angle grinder safety.

As a result I’ve reduced my chances of being injured due to:

And thirdly, I’ve read the instruction manual and safety advice for my angle grinder over and over again.

I know how to:

And so on.

Now then, I’ve always felt one of the major faults with the human body – apart from not being transparent – is it doesn’t come with an instruction book. And as a result it’s easy to think you don’t need one, that you can kinda make it up as you go along.

And you only need to look around you to see how well that works out.

So I’d like to offer you, your body’s missing instruction book.

I say book, but the truth is when it comes to keeping you strong, healthy and full of beans it’s not really complex enough to need a whole book.

I can fit the instructions on a post-it note.

So if you want to stack the odds of living a longer, healthier and happier life in your favour, follow these simple instructions on a daily basis:

  1. Energise fully
  2. Move more
  3. Eat right
  4. Cultivate your mind

As a blueprint for living and ageing well you can’t get any simpler than these 4 instructions.

And in my new ZEN+ Home Study Course (Z+HSC) I’ll give you clear, systematic, step-by-step guides on the best ways I’ve found to follow these 4 – vital to your health – instructions.

It’s coming soon.

Bye for now


P.S. I’ll do my best to take some photographs of Saturday’s angle grinding adventure.

I’ve done all the research I can, now it’s time to put the theory into practice.

Speaking of which, whilst you’re waiting for the Z+HSC to arrive, make sure you re-read my ZEN+ book. It’s the what you need to do and the why you need to do it of living well.

Being familiar with its contents will allow you to get the most from the home study course.

Which is all about the how to do it.

And if you don’t have a copy of:

ZEN+ The Art and Science of Living Healthier for Longer

You can get one right here.