Exercising for life – The magic is in the synergy!Written by Greg Ryan
Synergy: working together of two or more things, people, or organizations, especially when result is greater than sum of their individual effects or capabilities
Momentum toward your goals is generated when all components of fitness are incorporated into your workout program.
•Heart-through cardiovascular workout •Skeletal muscle-through strength training •Joints-through flexibility exercises. •Good Nutrition-through balanced sensible eating.
Some exercise is better than no exercise; however, if your program is lopsided with one or two of same activities, you will not get best results.
DRIVING THE CAR
Having synergy in your exercise program is like turning a car as you are driving down road. It’s much easier to turn wheel while car is moving rather than when it is sitting in your driveway. Momentum allows you to steer car, just as momentum allows you to continually progress in your workout program.
Exercise Resistance! - The secret barriers that prevent weight loss.Written by Greg Ryan
Getting started on an exercise program is one thing. Staying on one is much more of a challenge. We have all been there. New Years Eve is here and wham! Instant motivation! It is only a small percentage however that sticks with it. Why? When you hear term exercise resistance you of course think of strength training with weights, don't you? Well, it can mean something else too.
The phrase, "Exercise Resistance" or ER was coined in mid 90’s to mean a conscious or unconscious block against participating in a regular active program. Studies show that some people have barriers built up from past experiences that give them a negative mindset toward exercise and food. In many cases, this prevents a person from starting or following through on an exercise program. This is more of an emotional feeling that controls a behavior more than anything.
I thought golden years were supposed to be filled with relaxing things to do, not more activities I usually put off