Our bodies were built to move, and yet, we often struggle to get an adequate amount of exercise. What are the habits, motivations, and incentives that lead to an active lifestyle? How can we benefit from the discipline, endurance, and personal challenges that exercise and sports present us?
Build your Fitness through these behaviors:
- Embrace a consistent routine that promotes movement and sweat.
- Expand your knowledge of the body and its mechanics.
- Set fitness goals that motivate.
- Strengthen your resolve and discipline to stick to your routine.
- Design a well-rounded regimen that promotes strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance.
- The Only 8 Moves You Need To Be Fit by Men’s Journal
- 8 weeks of Gymnastic Bodies Foundation One by Harry Cloudfoot
- MobilityWOD on YouTube with Kelly Starret (also check out his book, Deskbound)
- Functional Patterns on YouTube with Naudi Aguilar
- Park as far away from the door as possible. Most of the time we want to park as close to the door as possible. But think about it–you just drove somewhere, which means that you were sitting on your butt the entire time. You have to get from the car to the door anyway, so you might as well walk a bit. Why? It turns out that we burn barely any more calories when sitting vs. standing, a knock against all those who think that their standing desk is helping them lose weight. The most calorie burning activity that people can do at work? Walking.
- Always be ready for a workout. Always pack a change of gym clothes. This is a lot easier than you think it is: shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt/sports bra/tank top will get you through a good workout session. It’ll break down your resistance to working out since you’ve already invested the time in prepping for a workout.
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