A lot of people think this is inevitable since they are so common.
While it’s true the more active you are, the more more physical issues you will have to deal with. However, not all issues are created equal, and most are completely preventable with the right knowledge and skills.
The large majority of issues people face with fitness come down to exactly that. Lack of knowledge and skills.
At the base level, if you sit for a living (work in a corporate environment), you need to approach exercise differently. It’s critical to understand the impact that sitting has on your performance, and how to reverse the physical harm that prolonged sitting does.
Going into a regular workout after sitting all day is a recipe for disaster. Sure, you may be able to get a great sweat going, and feel like you’ve worked hard, but without the right approach, your body is heading for an injury.
On the technique side, understanding how to identify and correct movement errors in your own body is the foundation of any workout plan. Watching a video once or looking at picture in a magazine are not enough to learn form. This may work for a little while in some cases, but generally it puts you at unnecessary risk of injury.
There is so much that can be said about this topic, but I will simplify by saying…
Your body is the greatest tool you have to live an awesome life. It’s extremely important to get help and learn to harness the power of your body. This includes learning how to move properly, and building a body and lifestyle that fuels your personal and professional growth for life.
If you don’t exercise, invest in the knowledge to learn how. If you do exercise regularly, the investment is in taking your workouts and health to the next level.
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By the way, you don’t have to be local. We can do these sessions remotely through live video. (Here’s your chance to use technology to get healthier!)
Have a wonderful weekend. It’s supposed to be hot and sunny here in Calgary, so get outside, get active, have fun, and enjoy life!