Health and fitness 101

We don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing.       

Newtonian Lifestyle Physics: Objects (people) at rest (couch potatoes) tend to stay at rest, while objects in motion (active folks) tend to stay in motion.

There are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. That’s enough energy to run a marathon (26.2 miles). That also equates to approximately five cheeseburgers or 17 candy bars.

Muscle is your friend. It is metabolically very active and requires energy (calories) to keep it alive. Find the weight room or a group class that does weight training. Three days per week for just 30 minutes per session will do wonders for your body.

Make the most out of what you were given. Don’t compare yourself to others.

Don’t be a victim of the “SOSO Syndrome.” The “Same Old Same Old” routine results in stagnation. Variety is the spice of all workouts! Mix it up!

I N T E N S I T Y is the key to progressing and improving. Translation: pick up the pace during your walk or run or add some weight to the barbells. Challenge yourself and you will be rewarded!

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

The swimming pool is an awesome tool to develop your cardiovascular system and your muscular/skeletal system. You don’t need to be a swimmer to enjoy these benefits.

Key to fitness success – find a workout buddy or some group exercise classes. Group or partner motivation is powerful! 

True motivation comes from within. Nothing happens unless there is motivation.

Above all, discover some activity that you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t stick with it.

To gain energy, one must expend energy.

Those who claim they have no time to exercise need to discover a way to make time for exercise. It’s all about priorities.

Why is it so easy for some people to wake up at 6 a.m. to go to yard sales, but they can’t wake up at 6 a.m. and go for a walk or to a fitness center?

“To restore life to your life, to defeat aging, to regain the youth you still possess, you must get your body in motion.” – George Sheehan, M.D.

Something is better than nothing. You can derive health benefits from a minimal amount of activity. If you’re moving, you’re improving.