Before we dig into what I have been up to in the past two weeks, I want to share something I did yesterday that I think you will like (and hopefully emulate).
It was a busy day, with more appointments and hurdles than usual. That meant I didn’t get my usual morning walk and workout in – oh no! But do not fear, dear reader, I had a solution! I just set an alarm on my watch to go off every 30 minutes and when it would go off, I would stop what I was doing and do either:
And you know what? By the end of the day, I had accumulated a heck of a workout!
Now, I did have to break the 30-minute cycle at one point (for some unavoidable tasks) but as soon as those tasks were complete, I got right back on schedule. And thus, I did not have to miss my valuable movement time even though my day was a bit rocky and weird.
Score one for not engaging in all-or-nothing thinking 🙂
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Second Wind Fitness – Some Simple Ways to Move More – every. single. day.
The evidence is all around us—we can’t offset or undo hours and hours of sitting still with a single bout of exercise. And who would even want to when there are so many easy and fun ways to inject more movement right into your day?
Change Academy – Goals vs. Commitments: Why you need both
Do you know the difference between goals and commitments? Both play an important role in creating a life that is both meaningful and purposeful. In this episode, Monica and I explore the distinctions between them, and how they can work together to guide your efforts.
Change Academy – Will I Succeed?
In this episode, we talk about ways to evaluate your chances of success. More importantly, we want to offer some ideas for maximizing your chances of success.
Brock Armstrong Coaching – Lift One Arm, Bend One Leg?
Single limb, or unilateral training, is an often overlooked part of resistance training but there are a few really good reasons why you could start adding them to your plan.
Those of you who listened to my interview with osteoporosis researcher, Lora Giangregorio (all about being too fit to fracture), may remember her mentioning this exercise as a great one for people who are concerned about their bone strength (as I am).
While it is a great exercise for those specific people – the exercise known as the “Bird Dog” is simply an excellent core exercise that can also improve your stability, help you develop a neutral spine, and even help stave off or alleviate some types of lower back pain.
Doing these movements a few times per week (either the first few or all of them) can make you strong while also helping you develop proper posture, coordination and a full range of motion.
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