As I mentioned in the last post, the focus for this week is a shift in attitude to help you all become more successful at your workout goals. Well one thing that always sabotages people when it comes to training for themselves is an improper understanding (or total lack of knowledge) of the benefits of working out and general physical activity.
Keep in mind that regular physical activity can be fun too. Take this picture as an example -- when was the last time you went out and did some fun physical activity with your family?
While this listing I’m about to give you isn’t comprehensive, it’s a pretty accurate depiction of some of the best benefits for those who lead regularly active lifestyles…
- Exercise controls weight.
- Exercise combats health conditions and diseases.
- Exercise improves moods.
- Exercise boosts energy.
- Exercise promotes better sleep.
- Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life.
- Exercise can be fun.
The reason the above points are quoted is because I pulled them from an article by the Mayo Clinic. I want for people to understand that I’m not just making these benefits up out of thin air – but that they are in fact well researched and valid claims.
Don’t cheat yourself out of these benefits in 2012. If you’re ready to start a guided path towards your goal of a healthier you, contact us using the form in the upper-right portion of this web page. It’s at no cost to you, and we’ll gladly discuss whatever is on your mind pertaining to the benefits of exercise.
Have a nice day, and we look forward to hearing from you.
As the Midwestern Fall settles in, I like to reflect on the great outdoor Summer Activities I’d already enjoyed – and the pre-Winter Activities I still have time for!
- Go camping
- Spend a day out at a lake
- Take a small biking expedition
- Go for a hike
- Try (assisted) indoor/outdoor rock climbing
- Get in those last few golf swings
- Go fishing
- Enjoy a nice fall picnic
- Play a great game of Tennis
- Jog with the sunrise
It’s the simple things that keep us going sometimes. All of these activities are locally accessible in the Kansas City, MO area and can provide great times for you, your friends and your family. Not to mention they aren’t the largest time commitments in the world.
Staying active is a big part of maintaining your health while keeping your stress levels down, so get out there! You may even want to invite your Front Door Fitness Trainer out there with you for your day away (…hey — we had to try).
Don’t forget to contact us if you need any help coming up with great pre-Winter Activity ideas. Just use the form in the upper right corner of this page.
Oftentimes there are many things going on in our local community to get us involved in groups that will keep us active and having fun at the same time. One such occurrence in Kansas City right now is the KC Slimdown Challenge being presented by the Cerner Corporation (a KC-based business).
Here’s some information about the competition as provided by their website (which you can get to by clicking the link in the preceding paragraph)…
It’s not the most difficult thing in the world and it’s a fun way to accomplish a goal and possibly get a great prize for your efforts. Here’s a listing of potential prizes that will be awarded to the top teams:
First Place Team: Sponsored by Cerner Corporation
Each member of the first place team receives a luxury 4-day vacation package to Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa* for each team member plus one guest … More details on the KC Slimdown site
Second Place Team: Sponsored by Sporting Kansas City
The second place team receives a Special Sporting Kansas City Soccer Experience during the last game of the season on 15 October for each team member plus one guest … More details on the KC Slimdown site
Weekly Prize Drawings
- Special events, values, and experiences from across Kansas City.
- Random drawings each week.
- Total estimated value – $50 to $100.
A further listing of the rules for the challenge can be found here on the competition’s “About Page” as well.
So what’s stopping you? The competition doesn’t end until October 9th! That means you have plenty of time to get in there and make a good run for it. Check out their website for more info on the competition as well as some other helpful resources and tidbits.
Just click the image below to make the jump.
If you would like to know more about how one of our personal trainers could help you achieve your goals through their expertise while giving you some accountability, fill out the contact from in the upper-right hand corner.