It's Hard To Get Back To Exercise
I can’t be bothered to run. I don’t want to get up out of my warm, cosy bed into the cold dark morning. One missed run won’t hurt. I’ll run later instead.
I know that if I can push through that first mile warm up, then I usually fall into the rhythm, find a good pace and start to control my breathing. Once that first mile is over, I know I’ll enjoy the run.
Why is the first mile so hard?
Your Joints Need Care Too
Your joint health is directly related to your ability to train to your full potential and well into your old age. Over the years I’ve asked many seasoned lifters what the number one thing is they wish they’d paid more attention to when they were younger. 9 times out 10 the answer is something to the tune of, “I wish I’d taken better care of my joints” or something along the lines of “less ego, more tension.”
For what reason?
Nowadays, much of that same older lifting crowd has a laundry list of exercises they simply can’t perform pain-free. Their joints are creaky, irritable, and their range of motion has suffered greatly. In short, their ability to train has become limited by their own body.
Have you ever wondered what else exercise affects besides your muscle? Believe it or not it affects your brain! Don't believe me? Try a few experiments on yourself. Pick a day when you are feeling not so motivated to do anything and go for a ten minute walk or run, do yoga, weight lifting or whatever your choice exercise is. Then see how you feel when you're done. Then pick a day when you're feeling angry or frustrated about something or kind of down and do the same. What were your results?
Let’s start with one of the most practical immediate benefits of breaking a sweat: exercise combats stress. Exercise is a powerful way to combat feelings of stress because it causes immediate increases in levels of key neurotransmitters, including serotonin, noradrenalin, dopamine and endorphins, that are often depleted by anxiety and depression. That’s why going for a run or spending 30 minutes on the elliptical can boost our moods immediately—combatting the negative feelings we often associate with chronic stressors we deal with every day.
Exercise improves our ability to shift and focus attention. In my lab, we have also demonstrated that exercise improves our ability to shift and focus attention. Even casual exercisers will recognize this effect. It’s that heightened sense of focus that you feel right after you’ve gotten your blood flowing, whether it be a brisk walk with the dog or a full-on Crossfit workout. These findings suggest that if you have a big presentation or meeting where you need your focus and attention to be at its peak, you should get in a workout ahead of time to maximize those brain functions.
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