Good info for everyone with back pain (see link below) –
“Sitting at a desk all day. An extra-hard workout. Sleeping the wrong way. There are plenty of things we do every day that can cause back pain and soreness. Working out might seem like that last thing you should do, but this quick, low-impact workout can help alleviate the pain.” – Greatist
Sharing helpful fitness tips to shake up your exercise routine 🙂
Thanks to Charlotte Andersen and Greatist for the the info (see link below).
“Planks are the MacGyver of bodyweight movements: They’re super tough and great for almost any situation. The versatile move is best known for working your core, but planks also engage more than 20 muscles, including your shoulders, back, arms, legs, and glutes.” – Charlotte Andersen
The last few weeks I’ve been reading a lot about the power of the mind and the need to control one’s thoughts in order to grow mentally and spiritually.
By “control” I mean resisting the urge to let my mind wander to foolish, time-wasting activities that distract me from true growth (Facebook, anyone?)
So…what to do, what to do?
This week I’m eliminating as many irrelevant, trivial distractions and use that gained time to focus on things that matter.
Leo Babauta at Zen Habits recently offered some thoughts on inspiration and becoming a better person that you might enjoy (link below).
Here’s a sample –
“If you take a positive step, like going for a walk, you feel pretty good about it. That gives you the inspiration to eat a healthy meal. Now you’re cranking out emails and important tasks. You’re motivated to take care of yourself and turn your life around, so you start paying attention to sleep. You start flossing. You try some meditation. You feel great!” – Leo Babauta
With all the fancy, hi-tech ways to workout and stay in shape these days it’s easy to forget the benefits of walking.
Yeah, I know it sounds really boring, but walking has tons of health benefits with almost no bad side effects (like more intense activities have).
Check out the article below from Phil Mutz at Little Things for a dose of walking motivation.
“From a very young age, I was taught that exercise is good for my health. This may seem pretty obvious, but that doesn’t mean I always make exercise a priority. After all, going to the gym every day can be an extremely large commitment.” – Phil Mutz