Most people know that the immune system defends the body against infections, viruses, cancer cells, fungi and other parasites. What is less realized is that an unhealthy immune system speeds up the ageing process and is a major factor in fatigue. A well-functioning immune system is vitally important for overall health. As we emerge from summer to winter, the seasonal change can often bring an increased vulnerability to infections and illness. There is a lot you can do to improve the “terrain” and strengthen resistance.
Volunteering is an important part of my life. I started volunteering at a young age. My first gig was with the San Antonio Whitte Museum as junior chaperone for the Night with Egyptian Mummies sleepover. Since then I’ve broaden my scope of volunteer activities to include animal shelters, camp for mentally challenged children and hospitals.
Last Tuesday, I spent almost 16 hours at a precinct to help my follow citizens exercise their right to vote. I had done this in the past and have always looked at it as fun, though in a rather twisted kind of way. The last Election Day was almost too much fun. I was assigned to the help table and in a very busy precinct. As I was assisting voter after voter with little break, it struck me to which degree physical fitness can help to survive such a day.
When the dance and fitness worlds collide, four beautiful principles come together!Comfortable: absence of pain and distress, free of anxiety, feeling of ease and securityChallenge: full use of your abilities and resources during trying but stimulating situationsCompassion: awareness of the needs of others and a desire to alleviate a person's sufferingConfidence: trust, faith, and self-assurance; a belief in your own abilitiesWhat are the senses of comfortable challenges?
You don’t always have time to hit the gym, the trails or your workout environment of preference as much as you like. Travel, life, family and other plans can get in the way, but as a fitness pro you know that anywhere can be your “gym.” It might require a little creativity, but breaking out of your routine is almost always a good thing. Just because a special event has put a kink in your usual plans doesn’t mean you have to skip your workout. You just have to get more innovative.
You have a passion for fitness, or maybe just a particular niche (like Zumba). You’re so committed that you went ahead and got certified in your fitness love of choice, read regular blogs on the subject and perhaps dream of owning your own yoga studio one day. That’s an admirable goal, but it’s also a highly competitive field. However, there’s not just one type of personality that has the makings for a successful fitness entrepreneur.
This world is truly over-informed. Think about it. Every other infomercial has something to do with fitness. These 'Fitness Transformation' TV shows are running rampant. The internet is absolutely LITTERED with different programs that will all gurantee you the same result, "Lose weight in 21 days!" "Get diamond chisseled abs with this diet and exercise program in 30 days!" "Become a different, healthier, and fitter you in 90 days!"
Working out is critical to your health with cardio, balance and flexibility, and strength training all equally important. However, “fitness” doesn’t just belong at the gym and there are many ways to improve it without putting on your Lululemons. Consider your well-being holistically, as a whole, and that fitness encompasses more than just a good workout session. There are a number of ways to up your fitness and well-being without working up a sweat.
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