"Many a False Step Was Made by Standing Still" - Fortune Cookie
As I close the book on last year and get stuck in to training for a new year, the inevitable “M” word rears its ugly head. Yup, M stands for MOTIVATION. Some of us have too little of it, some of us have too much of it – but either way, it’s important to understand how to find that optimal level to get you through these early months, particularly for those not blessed with warm winters.
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a new mom trying to get back in shape, or a senior battling arthritis, the first steps after some time off are the hardest. Motivation to move is like a snowball rolling downhill. The first push is the hardest, but as it picks up speed it builds in size and power. This is why every seemingly insurmountable challenge is akin to answering the age old question: How do you eat an elephant? A: one bite at a time. So, if your new year’s resolution of “to get fit” is already gathering dust, here’s a simple way to administer CPR…
Whatever you do, try to do something TODAY to inch you forward. Go on, take a leap, even it’s more of a hop.
There are 3 main keys to a person's heart health. Yes, two go through your stomach.
What you eat and the supplements you take can make a huge difference in how strong your heart stays over time.
Exercise is the second key and that requires your dedication and decision to keep doing it every day as part of your heart healthy lifestyle.
A long life with great late-life activity is dependant on keeping a strong heart.
If you've ever made hummus, then you know how easy it is. A few ingredients, whip them together and viola - creamy goodness. It's a classic dish with endless variations.
Now that you know the basics, expand your repertoire by replacing the primary ingredient. Most beans and legumes can take the place of chickpeas, but have you tried beetroot hummus?