Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Daily Thought 2017
Just Show Up
People don’t fall off exercising because they do the wrong exercises at the gym. They fall off track because they stop going, just for a day or two at first, and then never get back to it. It is the habit and routine of exercise that leads to success. Survival used to be a daily challenge; long range planning was not part of the equation of evolutionary biology. Luckily we can rewire our brain with structure and routine. Your body will adapt to the constant chemical structure that is evolutionary biology, showing up every day no matter how hard you exercise, your body will adapt. If you don’t show up for exercise it will atrophy by detraining and reducing functional capacity. The question is not whether you will exercise today, but what will you do today. Current estimates are that for every hour of exercise you perform you increase life expectancy by two hours. Sometimes you may think at the end of the day you are so tired, how can I fit exercise into this very busy schedule? The reality is we are not tired everyday because of exercise; we are tired everyday because we do not exercise. If your body cannot keep up with the energy demands of your lifestyle, you need to develop more energy capacity with exercise.
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max DePree
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Strength and Conditioning
While many put a lot of energy on the cardio side of fitness training, it is the metabolic boost that you get from resistance training that will get you leaner. The benefits of strength training include: increase metabolism, injury prevention, athletic performance. Basic strength training begins with the 4 major muscle groups: Chest, Shoulders, Back and Legs. Complete 2 total body workouts each week.
Read More…Strength Training Options
Thinner This Year Nutrition Tip: What You Eat Matters
The choices you make of which foods you will eat everyday will determine your level of energy that you bring to your daily life. Foods that are more organic with less chemicals will yield the best energy return for your effort. You have to eat the food, you have to digest it, you have to get rid of it when you are done. That all takes energy. If you eat food with little or no nutritional return, you just lost energy in the exchange. It was a net loss of energy, it cost you more energy to process it than you got in return. What is making you tired every day maybe the food choices you are making. You need to make better choices to keep up with the daily demands of your energy. Areas of your life like work, social, personal and family all draw on your energy. Don’t start with the tank half full, eat smart for sustained energy all day.
Read More…Basic Movement and Nutrition Guidelines
“If you have men who will come only if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come even if there is not road at all.” David Livingstone
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