Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Daily Thought
 
Connection with Others Is Physical
Have you ever seen a movie or heard a story told that made you cry? This ability to deeply connect with others is based in the limbic way we are designed. Sometimes this connection is for the good and sometimes not, but we crave it because of the organic nature of the blending of our emotions (primitive brain) and reason/intelligence (limbic brain) that makes us uniquely human. Your limbic brain reads the world around you and assigns emotions to each experience as a way of understanding what is happening around us. In our primitive development this meant to eat or be eaten and was of critical importance to discern quickly. Life decisions are much more subtle, complex, and constant in the modern world. Neurologically, we are profoundly visual creatures, as the visual processing centers in our brains are enormous and far out of proportion with our eyesight. It seems that we are more focused on reading other human beings than inanimate objects or events. We tend to remember experiences more than things because of the way we process sensory information. Connect with others and harness this amazing human trait, share your fitness journey with others and see how much more you can accomplish with the synergy of the pack.

“True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” Charles Caleb Colton

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Strengthening Your Immune System
While it won’t cure the common cold, regular exercise may at least help prevent it. There is significant research to indicate that physical activity helps to strengthen the immune system. The key seems to be in exercise’s ability to increase the number and activity of T cells, one type of which are the natural illness-killer. The results of several clinical trials support that apparent link between regular exercise and stronger immunity. Exercise regularly to boost your auto-immune system and help prevent illness.
 
Nutrition Tip: In Your Sleep
Help your body process carbohydrates by getting a good night’s sleep. A recent study revealed that people with a sleep debt had lower glucose tolerance compared to when they were well rested. Impaired glucose tolerance may increase the risk of carbohydrate metabolism disorders, such as hypoglycemia. Try to eat less carbohydrates within 3 hours of the time you will go to sleep and get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
 
“Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

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