...who teach us to read books, understand fundamental concepts, and apply that knowledge to serve others. God bless the entrepreneurs who teach us how to think differently, remember our dreams, face our fears, and live our lives to the fullest. strongerliving.life.
...forever reigning champ, stress. Coming at you from actual and percieved life events, stress is the theif in the night when it comes to your health.
A little stress...unchecked can cause a heart attack.
Unavoidable...if you've ever worried, eaten food, exercised, or breathed anything less than country fresh air or a filtered sea breeze, your body has had to deal with elevated levels of stress.
Laughable...during a typical initial consult, when we tell clients that it would be helpful to identify their stress and stress outlets, 9 times out of 10 they laugh. This is because we know stress can wreak havoc on their health and healthy coping is a dying skill.
Unfortunately, that which is meant to simply provide encouragement and guidance (aka professional counsel) is often misunderstood and regarded as an inappropriate option by most. Besides that, many people are more comfortable with old problems than they are with finding new solutions. We are indeed creatures of habit.
Our tip to clients is simple. Identify your stressors and your outlets. What do you do to reduce the stress in your life and it's negative affects on your body?
There are lots and lots and lots of ways to reduce stress. Some of which are only healthy in the sense that they have less of a negative impact than holding on to stress.
I have often been heard saying that you are only limited by your creativity. For example, would you ever have thought of using a professional organizer (Trusted Resource) to improve a space or declutter and improve your stress level and productivity in the process? Check out this article by the Chicago Tribune that says it all.
Until our next post, live stronger!
Celebrating 15 yrs, we took our own experiences, client testimonies, journal articles, and known field practices and found 1000's of strategies and tips that have helped people become healthier. However, it is clear, that what works for some does not work for all. Something else emerged and we are calling it the Big 5.
The following posts will help you to understand what we are all about at Functional Fitness (a fitness consulting agency and community resource). You might also experience a shift in perspective in regards to your own personal health. Are you better off or worse than you thought? strongerliving.life
If I can take a new client who is adversed to exercise and give them an experience that is less than pure drudgery, I consider it a grand slam. If that client returns for a second session, giving me the benefit of the doubt, I consider it a win. If that client learns something that changes the way they view fitness for the better, I consider it a success. If that client experiences the difference that healthier choices can make, I am fulfilling a purpose. My name is Tanner Shultz. I am a certified personal trainer and a network marketing professional. If you'd like to improve your health or add to your wealth, contact me to schedule a consultation today.
As a way to improve physical function, you can train infrequent movement patterns. For giggles, the next time you go to rinse off a dish at the sink, try holding the dish in the opposite hand. If you're like most, it will feel weird and you won't be as good at it. The same holds true for larger movement patterns. Try walking or lunging backwards. Better yet, practice your backwards bear crawl and challenge me the next time we bump into each other.
Has Spring sprung? My daughter is confused since it was snowing on the first day of Spring. Her cousin, also 5 yrs old, must have been mistaken she said because "Spring is when its sunny and warm." Well, it is sunny today, so Spring must be here. So, I decided to read a portion of today's mail outside thinking I could get a little vitamin D. In doing so, it occurred to me how long it has been since I soaked up some rays. Sometimes I read or hear, "YOU CAN GET ALL THE VITAMIN D YOU NEED THROUGH THE SUN AND A REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF CERTAIN FOOD." Really? How much sun do we need and other questions came to mind? Check out this awesome article to learn more. For a free quick health assessment click here.
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Tanner's motivation card:
Goal: Do 1 nutrition presentation a week for 5 weeks (end of Feb) to establish the habit and learn more about presenting.
Motivation: If I do this, I will may gain a client or two, I will have more confidence and likely conduct more presentations leading to more clients. If I do this I won't have to accept my punishment.
Disincentive/punishment: I can't go on my coveted annual north woods/golfing weekend trip this May.
Recently compiled data (meta-analysis) shows that people who stand up are more likely to fall down and become uncomfortable compared to those who never stand up. Brought to you by: Soffia Research Inc. a division of the Sofa and Lazyboy father company. Sponsor Partner: Major Cable Television Inc.
Disclaimer: Contrary to what the title suggests, this study did not look at walking or any other form of physical activity nor did it measure the number of actual falls. The authors admit, that the benefits of getting off your rear no matter how uncomfortable may outwiegh the risks of not ever getting up.
Note: This report is entirely made up but is indicative of the things personal trainers read about and hear from clients on a daily basis. Appropriately, our job as trainers is to become a filter that our clients can trust.
"I eat HEALTHY."
Translation: I am mindful and intentional about what I eat. I eat well enough to get by. I eat better than some and better than I used to. I even eat some fruits and vegetables. Occasionally, I may have alcohol, processed or "white" foods, and desserts.
"I eat first to get my PRIMARY nutrition."
Translation: I am aware of the power of good nutrition so I am intentional about eating the rainbow, getting enough protein, and good fats to give me energy and help my immune system stay strong. I take a one-a-day multivitamin and occasionally, I may have alcohol, processed or "white" foods, and desserts.
"I get OPTIMAL nutrition."
Translation: Although I get everything I need from my diet, I supplement with high quality vitamins to get additional health benefits and support. This is particularly helpful when my nutritional needs increase due to age, illness, stressful times, busy schedules, or when I occasionally have alcohol, processed or "white" foods, and desserts.