Week 2: Exercise-The Components of Fitness: Cardiovascular, Strength, and Flexibility

RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL & FUTURE POLLS

Regarding last week’s poll, it is probably no surprise that none of us wanted to gain weight during 2015 and over half of us plan to lose weight through diet and exercise.

 

CALL FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S POSTING

Next Monday’s posting will be on “Sleep – Start Your Day Early After a Good Night’s Rest”.  If you have suggestions for a related joke, poll, quote, book or movie please send me an email at HarmonyBooksFlimsLLC@comcast.net

 

JOKE OF THE WEEK

My exercise coach told me to touch my toes.

I replied, “I don’t have that kind of relationship with my feet. Can I just wave?”

 

WEEK 2: EXERCISE – THE COMPONENTS OF FITNESS: CARDIOVASCULAR, STRENGTH, AND FLEXIBILITY

You probably have heard the expression, “If you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.” And yet you also have probably heard or said it yourself, “I don’t have time to exercise.” I’m sure if you really wanted to make time for fitness, you could by cutting out some of your low value activities.

And even those of you who do exercise, have the tendency to only do one type of exercise, such as running, while doing very little weight bearing exercises for the upper body.  Others of you may lift weights; but do little or no cardio or flexibility exercises. To be fit, one needs to do all three types of exercises on a regular basis.

 

THIS WEEKS POLL

On a regular basis

 

QUOTES

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move; yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.

Source: David Suzuki

 

SELF-HELP BOOKS

As much as I would like everyone to read my self-help book,

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

Here is one below that contains not just a lot of information on exercise, but diet and health in general. I don’t people to agree with everything in any self-help book, but this book does contain a lot of things to consider if you want to be healthy. This particular book is oriented towards males, but I think much of the info is useful to either gender. If you want a female specific book, I would suggest,The Body Book by Cameron Diaz.  And this book too, contains a lot of information that would be useful to either gender.


The Life Plan

Back in 1998, Dr. Life was sixty years old and a stereotype of the aging man: he was overweight with a noticeable gut and little muscle tone. His low libido was ruining his self-esteem. He felt tired all the time, yet no amount of sleep made him feel well rested. It wasn’t until a cardiologist read him the riot act that he began to make the critical diet and lifestyle adjustments that led him to look and feel younger than ever. More important, he’s been able to maintain his physique and his health more than fourteen years later.

The Life Plan offers:

  • A multidisciplinary exercise plan designed to improve heart health and increase muscle mass.
  • [ ] Rules for dining out [ ].
  • A complete guide to nutrient supplements [ ].
  • Advice for getting the best possible care from your doctor

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Plan-Achieve-Lasting-Stronger/dp/1439194599

 

MOVIE SUGGESTION

I try to find other entertaining and thought provoking movies that are not in my book, but when it comes to movies related to exercise, I think this is the one (at least for me), but I think we would all like to hear your suggestions for other exercise movies, so please comment.

Run Fatboy Run

 

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425413

 

CONCLUSION

I tried making this post valuable to you, if I have succeeded, please pass it on to your friends and people you care about. And if you have suggestions on how I can make these Monday posts even more helpful to you, please let me know.

Thank you

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