May 31, 2011

Get Up and Move!

I just started reading Art De Vany's new book, The New Evolution Diet. Good stuff so far. After reading Taubes' book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, it's a bit refreshing to read a paleo book that reads more like s novel than a text book. Don't get me wrong, I love the amazing amount of scientific references in Taubes' book, but it's refreshing to have a relaxing read and not want to strangle the USDA for all the lies they've been telling everyone about "healthy" eating.

I want to share a favorite quote from page 7. It's a quote about exercise. It's something that resonates with me since through this healing process I've learned that being "fit" does wonders for the recovery process and is vital to staying healthy once the healing is well underway and you're ready to start challenging your body again, in a non-surgical/injury sort of way.

"You exercise because the length and quality of your life depend on it."

To those of you who are running yourself into the ground, over training and under resting... Ask yourself, what are the reason(s) for your actions? Are you chasing a goal? Trying to escape your thoughts? Comparing yourself to someone else? To those who train and play hard, but find time to enjoy watching the sunset or to read a book. Nice work. To those of you who don't carve out a little time for exercise because it's (fill in the blank) too tough or you don't have enough time, or don't think it needs to be a priority... Buck up and stop with the excuses. Do it for yourself. Do it for your partner, kids, or grandkids. Just get up and move, love and enjoy your body.

Good luck and no more excuses because you deserve to live healthy.

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