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3 Reasons You Can Always Feel Great!

Yes, we’re  getting older. All of us. You can’t deny that there’s no stopping time. To many people that means it’s inevitable that they’ll get more aches and pains and wind up in worse shape. That doesn’t have to be the case! Today I want to talk about some reasons that you can continue to feel great no matter what the calendar says. You can do it!

  1. Motion is lotion. The main reason that people lose function as they get older isn’t because it’s inevitable, it’s because they stop moving. You’ve heard the phrase “Move it or lose it” haven’t you? Well, that applies to the body. If you stop moving the body just forgets how. This happens at any age! I’ve seen it happen to people in their 20s and 30s!

  1. Mindset. How do you look at motion and exercise? Is it something you feel you have to do and you hate every second of it? I’ve seen hundreds of clients and I can tell you this: The people that come in with a positive mindset get better results EVERY SINGLE TIME! Try not to focus on how you feel when you’re tired and doing your squats. Focus on how you’ll feel great when you’re done and the good you’re doing for yourself. 

  1. You keep going. One of the biggest problems as many people get older is actually a combination of the first two. When someone doesn’t move very often they greatly increase their chance of injury. This leads to an overall sense of fragility which can effect absolutely everything about someones life and not in a good way. Here’s an example. Someone hurts their knee. That’s obviously not good, but here’s the thing. You still have another leg, two arms, a core, a back and a heart that you can work with. The other part of this equation is that the vast majority of the time good movement will actually help the injury! So in short, keep going. Don’t do anything that hurts, but do what you can and your body and mind will thank you!

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Level 2 Lean Eating Coach, FMS 2861 Grove Way in Castro Valley 510-754-7113

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