An excellent Best of Spark article this morning, perfect timing for the beginning of a new month and new team challenges.
Now that gardening season is in full swing for me I am changing up my exercise routines, replacing resistance band workouts with daily ROM exercises (range of motion). 20-30 minutes upon awakening to relieve stiffness, help me focus and act as a form of moving meditation.
Great idea! Our gym focuses a lot on functional fitness and when my ankle is 100% healed (about 90%) now my partner and I are going to start training together. That ROM makes so much sense. thanks for the reminder. 50 days ago
Thanks for the share! I have a saying I use all the time for myself & others on their weight loss journey. It is “Believe you are capable...because you are!” No matter where you are in the process, you must believe you are capable of becoming successful. You must believe that you CAN get to your goal, no matter what! Obstacles, no matter! Stumbles? Just keep pushing forward! 50 days ago
I liked this article but it does omit reference to that new Dalhousie research about the importance of external environmental factors. I don't think that resilience is all "within us" and up the individual -- I believe instead that we need to work together to provide the supportive environments to support the individual, give the individual options and opportunities. Spark People is an outstanding example of a supportive environment where each of us can take from it what we need at any given time . . . 51 days ago
Thanks for the share. I really found these statistics from the National Weight Loss Registry interesting: However, most registry members didn't permanently lose the weight on their first try. Nearly 60% of them had tried to lose weight and keep it off five times before finally achieving success. Close to 20% had dieted three to four times before finally figuring out what worked best for them. If that doesn't demonstrate resiliency, I don't know what does!