Thursday, August 31, 2017
Daily Thought
 
Can You Afford to Let Yourself Go?
The research is definitive, use it or lose it is the conclusion. To keep your body healthy for the long run you are going to have to exercise regularly and eat healthy. Ok so it’s not that easy, it takes a lot of energy and time, so what, you have to do it anyway. Can you really afford to skip the workouts and eat fast food? The answer is NO! Healthy individuals consistently live 10-12 years longer that those who don’t invest in their health. The cost of letting yourself go are staggering: shorter life, poor quality of life, and low self-esteem are the results. Look around the room, you can pick out the healthy ones easily, are you one of them? How you look has a huge impact on your self-image, we are visual creatures, the better you look, the better you feel about yourself. Self-esteem is a critical quality of life issue, a healthy self-image was found to be a significant component to living longer and enjoying life more. Be there for those who matter most to you for a long time, by investing in your future health now with exercise and healthy nutrition. The benefits are many, increased energy for everyday life, and more years of it, better self-image, less illness, and stress coping benefits just to name a few. Create your future health with an investment now of your time and energy. We all have seen loved ones die way to young and suffering with preventable illness to realize the real costs of inaction now. Make it happen!
 
“Anyone who lives beyond an ordinary life has great desire. It’s true in any field: weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire creates little heat. The stronger your fire, the greater the desire and the greater the potential.” John Maxwell

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: The Recovery Side of Exercise
Recovery after exercise is where all adaptation and growth takes place in your training plan. As your body adapts to new challenges it gets stronger and more efficient each and every time. Your body is a biological machine honed over time. The game has changed and your body is struggling to cope. Things that support recovery and promote growth include: healthy nutrition, sleep, training frequency, and total workload increases all determine your state of fatigue. Learn to find this important balance to allow your body to take maximum results from your efforts to exercise. Listen to your body and recover regularly, mentally, physically, emotionally. You can only be at your best when you are rested and ready for the next challenge. Over-training leads to injuries, chronic fatigue, and diminished results. Recover to excel! Polar Training Load feature is a tool you can use to manage your recovery and exercise.
 
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Nutrition Tip: The Meal
The time when families gathered around the table each evening to share a meal is long gone, replaced by the eat when you can mentality. In our modern world it is fast food, or each family member eating at different times because of our now very challenging schedules. Those times when we sit down to eat and interact with each other are few and far between and in some cases regulated to holidays or special occasions. Take the time to schedule at least one meal each week or more with your family and spend some quality time together.

THE MAN IN THE ARENA: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

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