Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

Relentless Optimism
Younger Next Year the book takes a deeply optimistic look at aging, and for good reason; you have a choice in how the rest of your life goes, and it can be great. The rules are pretty straightforward: exercise hard and you will grow younger, care about other people and you will grow happier, build a life that you think means something and has purpose and you will be more fulfilled. You can look forward to the next part of your life being the best so far. The new science of aging is radically different from what was thought a decade ago. The lessons are simple when you get right down to it: exercise and care enough.

Read more…7 Rules of Younger Next Year

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” Norman Vincent Peale

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. Polar Training Load feature is a tool you can use to manage your recovery and exercise.
 
Read more…Recovery

Nutrition Tip: Serve a proper portion and don’t go back for seconds.
You lose all control over portion size when you have second helpings. So what is a proper portion? There is folklore offering some sensible rules of thumb based on your size. One adage says you should never eat a portion of animal protein bigger than your fist. Another says that you should eat no more food at a meal than would fit into the bowl formed by your hands when cupped together. If you are going to break the rule on seconds, at least wait several minutes before doing it: You may well discover you don’t really need seconds, or if you do, not as much as you thought.
 
“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