I stole this article. It was published by Runner’sWorld – I read it, and I loved it! What was I suppose to do! Read it, and if you love it, check out the website. They have tons and tons of resources that you will never be able to get here (at least not right now).
Any fitness trainer will tell you that the most important asset in the gym, on the field or wherever you workout is motivation. The will, the drive, the oomph, the zeal to get up and go – and not just to go, to go hard. If you do not have that you won’t exercise.
Motivation isn’t just critical during your work-out, to press farther or run longer. It is also critical before. In fact, recently published research proves that you can predict how much you will work out, based on how motivated you are by the idea.
Most of us are cranky, short-fused and as slow as a 300 lb intoxicated tortoise when we miss our sleep. Why else do you think the world drank as much as 136.2 million bags of coffee in 2011? Unless you are a vampire or Optimus Prime, you definitely need a solid night’s sleep to function well.
You never really appreciate how important sleep is however, until you stop getting it (or stop getting the good kind). If you are in that boat, research carried out by Lianne Kurina, PhD, at the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago, says your troubles may be because you are feeling lonely. In fact, the lonelier you feel, the more fragmented your sleep will be. Continue reading Having Trouble Sleeping? You Could Be Feeling Lonely.
Choosing a career soon? Here is a wee bit of advice: Check and double-check your priorities well. Decide now, how much your bed, your long night’s rest and your freedom to tap the snooze button means to you, as when it comes to ‘sleep time’, all careers are not created equal.
The American mattress company Sleepy’s recently commissioned a study to determine the most sleep-deprived and the most rested occupations in America. Just last week it was reported by Catherine Rampell writing in the New York Times. It’s an interesting read. Continue reading Choose Wisely! The Top 10 Jobs Most-Sleep Deprived Jobs
We all have our reasons for not exercising. Some are legitimate and others, not so much. Some are intended, logical and well reasoned, others not so much. Whatever your reasons, you need to consider it carefully if you want to make a lasting change.
Below are 11 of the main reasons people skip exercise and my argument against the reason. If your reason is captured here and you are persuaded by my argument, great. If you are not persuaded but would like to discuss it some more, comment, or email me and we’ll keep the conversation going. Continue reading The Top 11 Reasons You Don’t Exercise