So far, evolution of our exercise and fitness techniques has done wonders to improve our muscular strength, balance and flexibility, increase our cardiovascular efficiency and reduce our body fat.
However, problem is that many of movements, motions and techniques found in local gym have no correlation to needs or goals of your life. For example, do bicep curls apply to your everyday life? Running on a treadmill provides cardiovascular health, but its application to needs of everyday life seems to be somewhat ill defined.
I have been in health professional for over a decade and have thought long and hard upon meaning and value exercise represents in our lives.
While main focus of exercise seems to be upon physical and aesthetic results I believe that another layer of benefit can be added to improve upon our desire and motivation to exercise as well as increase return on our energetic and monetary investments.
Here are some questions to consider as you ponder role of exercise in your life:
What motivates you to improve your life?
·Is it advancement of your life station, exploration of your unique abilities and constant learning that you obtain as a result of your direct experience that provides you most pleasure and reward?
What are goals of your life?
·What does it take to be successful in these goals? ·Is your life station being advanced by your efforts?
Is there a direct application exercise provides your life?
·Are you learning about yourself during your exercise routines? ·Would you like your exercise routines to have a more meaningful impact upon your life?
What makes a person successful? I believe success is something that is practiced through a combination of commitment, perseverance, staying true to your word, integrity, and other attributes. With these attributes sufficiently developed any individual can attain success in whatever form they choose for their life.
The question is how does one practice and develop these somewhat nebulous concepts?
My answer is exercise.
Here is how it works…
Our sub-conscious mind responds to whatever we repeatedly do and what thoughts we constantly think. Also, whatever we practice we get better at. For example, positive thinking becomes more positive. Negative thinking becomes more negative.
If you think positively your health reflects this. You can see it in eyes, skin, hair and energy. A positive person positively shines while a negative person brings whole world down.
By consciously choosing to practice exercise as a means to develop and strengthen not only your body but also specific attributes of success, you will create a powerful mind/body association