Monday, August 21, 2017
Daily Thought
Long Live the Prudent and Persistent
When the graduate students looked over the initial statistical findings on childhood personality and long life they were amazed at what they found. The findings clearly revealed that the best childhood predictor of longevity was conscientiousness—the qualities of a prudent, persistent, well organized person like a scientist-professor type was most likely to live longer. It was not cheerfulness and it was not having a sociable personality that predicted long life, but prudent and dependable children lived longest.
Read more on Lifestyle as Medicine by Dr. David Katz
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Mahatma Gandhi
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: The Two Metabolisms of Energy?
You have two natural paces, easy and hard, and they depend on two different muscle metabolisms, which are determined by the fuel you use. Low-intensity, light aerobic exercise burns fat, while high intensity, hard exercise burns glucose. It’s a critical difference, because these two paces trigger the two evolutionary and distinct metabolisms of foraging versus hunting, which are our essential physical rhythms. Each one has imprinted two different highly coordinated specific patterns of thought, mood, energy, digestion, immune function and muscle metabolisms over our human development. Until recent human history, these energy systems had become honed to perfection to perform these tasks. These organic energy systems are fully integrated with our brains and life patterns, deeply rooted in our evolutionary biology.  By understanding how these energy processes occur, and how to make them work we can we control it with exercise, and very specific training and development. These very efficient chemical patterns in our biology, produce a finely tuned physical being.

Read more…Two Metabolisms of Energy

Nutrition Tip: Smart Calories
Smart Calories tell you how strong your energy system is. How many calories you can burn in a given period of time is how you benchmark your energy production. How many calories you can burn per minute is a reflection of sustained energy. Having the Fitness Test built into your Polar HR Monitor allows you to see a very accurate calorie count so you can better estimate your Energy Balance for weight management.
“You will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

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