17 Sep NOTHING CHANGES, UNTIL SOMETHING CHANGES
There are so many words that can be used to describe the year 2020. A lot of them aren’t very pleasant, but hey, sometimes you have to call it like you see (and experience) it. On the other hand, maybe 2020 has been a year of growth. Personally, there have been major reminders and confirmations about life and habits I have been on the fence about for quite a while. We’d like to share three thoughts to consider as you strive to keep your personal health and wellness a priority.
- Be assertive (be be assertive!). We joke, but seriously, with so much uncertainty surrounding us, it can be easy to stay stuck on pause and tell ourselves that we’ll wait until x, y, z happens to move on something. Merriam-Webster defines assertive as, “disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior.” I recently heard a phrase, “Nothing changes, until something changes.” That phrase can be applied to a variety of personal wellness goals. Will you take the bold next step of deciding what you can start or stop to progress towards your wellness goal? Then, don’t delay, keep the momentum flowing and act right away.
- Step up to the plate. If you need help deciding on the next step to propel you towards your wellness goal, how about accepting a challenge for yourself? Maybe it’s a habit that you adopt (or re-adopt) and practice for the remainder of boot camp. Wellness is multidimensional and its personalized nature makes it a perfect area of focus for every age, stage, and season of life. Review the list below for ideas on the perfect challenge for you during this time.
- Control what you can control. What a concept during this time. Greatist shares seven things you can control in life. Read the full article here.
- Your breath.
- Your self-talk.
- Your gratitude.
- Your body language.
- Your mental and physical fitness.
- Your diet.
- Your sleep.
Exercise/Workout Spotlight: Tempo and Pace of Workouts
Men’s journal shares,
Changing up tempo can produce dramatic results, including increased strength, power, and size. It can also help you bust through plateaus by mixing up stale routines that no longer generate results. “By varying the speed, you trigger a response that creates muscle growth,” says Ken Croner, owner of Indiana’s Munster Sports Performance.
For more information, read the full article here.
By Victoria Emmitt RD