When training to go the distance in a marathon, you build on your current fitness, mix up your activities to build strength, and continually check your progress. Investing for the long-term is really no different.
Many of us struggle with maintaining the cardiovascular workouts that we should consistently be doing. While laziness is a familiar culprit, there are plenty of other things that keep us away, such as injury and boredom. Consider some of the benefits of rowing and give it a shot next time you’re at the health club.
The law of inertia, simply stated, says that an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion. This basic law of physics applies to humans and our ability to continue to move our bodies throughout life. Throughout our childhoods, we are constantly in motion, from our first steps to hours of play with our neighborhood friends. Instinctively, our bodies want to move and become strong, flexible, and balanced to negotiate the environment around us. As we grow older and our responsibilities increase, our opportunities to move decline; many of us spend our days tethered to a desk or raveling. As we stay at rest, our bodies begin to deteriorate, and breaking free of the inertia in order to move again becomes increasingly more difficult.
You have probably strolled through the aisles of the produce section before, looking at various fruits and vegetables and wondering to yourself, “Who eats those?” While broccoli, cabbage, and other vegetables are familiar (while possibly still despised), there are just some things that you never think to put in your cart and bring home with you. But it’s a good thing to stretch your boundaries and try new things, especially when it comes to fresh produce!
Ripe, fresh tomato flavor is hard to beat, whether it’s part of some bruschetta or a homemade salsa. If you agree, please enjoy a couple of our favorite summery tomato salad recipes and share your results with #fit815cooks.
I hope that you’re off to a great start to the summer and have some fun and exciting things planned for the upcoming months. I retired as a physical therapist last year after practicing for more than 30 years and now work in the wellness and fitness world assisting people with various conditions and situations to accomplish and reach their goals for a healthier lifestyle. In this article I would like to address two common summer conditions that many people have asked me about recently, and also that I would frequently see in the PT clinic.
People looking to start or change their workout plans all have one thing in common: they want to change something about themselves. It can be as simple a change as a very fit and physically active person looking to get more defined shoulders, or as complex a change as a sedentary and morbidly obese person getting healthy and becoming a gym rat. For anyone looking to make change, they are going to have to be disciplined and calculated in their approach; desire that is not coupled with planning and discipline leads inevitably to disappointment and a misplaced feeling of hopelessness. Changes in our body must be accompanied by changes in our mind.