This is the story of how a little boy name Xavier aka Xavi (sa-bi) changed my life forever. Major life events such as marriage, divorce, job promotion, graduation and others can bring many lifestyle changes that could potentially turn your life around. I recently became a new dad and experiencing fatherhood for the first time made me realize that life will be completely different from now on. It took me a while to realize how different life was going to be, but day by day I am faced with new experiences that are challenging but also rewarding in this new stage of my life.
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We all have heard about the physical, mental and biological benefits of regular exercise and the immense emphasis that is laid on it, but have you ever wondered about the social aspect of being physical? A study in the ‘International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity’ brings into limelight the psycho social characteristics of a healthy fitness regime.
Osteoporosis is defined as having porous bones. It is a progressive lose of bone that has an increased risk for bone fractures to those individuals diagnosed. Often times we think this diagnosis comes with a decrease in activity for the safety of our health. However, more and more studies are coming available that show the need to move with Osteoporosis in a safe way.
Whew! I made it through another semester of graduate school. Interestingly, one of my assignments for this semester required me to complete extensive research into a topic of my choosing. In the end my topic, as it often does, centered on adaptive sports. Since the health benefits of sports participation are well known, I was intrigued by non-health benefits that can be derived from playing sports.
Training seems to be difficult at first, but a lot of people tend to get the hang of it after a few months. However, the reason these same people fail at sticking to a routine training schedule is because they get bored or hit a plateau. This can be prevented by taking steps to change your routine for the better, which could be considered a way to upgrade your workout.
It seems as if everyone who is into fitness has a ‘magic’ health or nutrition tip that will change your world forever. Many of the tips your friends and acquaintances offer are based merely on hearsay and/or personal preference. If you want to improve your health, you need evidence-based advice.
Ask yourself, why should you exercise?
Not for the date that cast you off, not for the taunts of relatives that you want to thrust off, and not for the ‘fat shaming’ accuses you want to get rid of, just to fall in love with your body and become a person you will always be proud of.
Since the spring season is in full swing, I feel so much better with my daily schedule and activities. I feel like I have been reborn to some degree because my activities throughout the week are all set in stone. I feel so driven because my activities, exercises, practices, and work are all set up on a calendar in which I am all prepared for each day. I basically have my fall season planned out for each day. This is great for me considering I just spent the summer free lancing it. I can then focus on just bringing a fun-filled attitude for when it’s time to exercise.
Just recently, I noticed kids are not into games that actually make them go out and spread a leg or run or do something that can count as physical activity. Ask any parent about what games do their kids love to play and you’ll get a list of PlayStation games or the games they download on their phones. Only a slight percentage of children these days, are actually a part of something which can be counted as physical activity. Although being physically active is essential for children in order to stimulate their growth in a healthy manner.