The weather sirens blare as I rush home to grab my rain gear, stopping at every powerless traffic light, staring impatiently at the clock wondering if I’ll make it across town by the 10 p.m. newscast. I rush upstairs, grabbing a pair of heavy boots and a station-labeled hat and coat. I reach for my keys and a bruised banana on the counter knowing that it’s going to be a long night. The clock is ticking as I rush out the door frantically. I quickly go through a mental checklist before I bolt back into my room to grab a tube of red lipstick. As I stare in disbelief at the MAC label in my hands, the clock stops ticking.
Staying active through the fall can be tough. Daylight is in short supply, schedules are tight, and the weather is unpredictable. Fortunately, the 815 region is rich with fun activities to get your blood pumping on a crisp autumn day.
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!