The stories we tell ourselves….. In the race to get everything done we hurriedly send out one last email for the day, drop into the grocery store for a few items and, at the end of the day, too tired to do anything else, we gorge ourselves on whatever is the latest show we are immersed in. The persistent sense of ‘having no time’ is a story we tell ourselves. This sense of urgency is pretend. It makes our days seem worthwhile but it leaves little time for the things that can truly sustain us. So, if you’re feeling \you don’t have time for a walk, a few stretches, outings with friends, whatever it is that feeds you and doesn’t drain you, then you are really just telling yourself a tall tale. Food for thought.
Stretching is a cure all, or so we are led to believe. Stretch before and after exercise, every morning, during breaks at work. On the rare occasions when we do get around to stretching, we typically overdo it. We want to ‘really feel’ the stretch and ‘know that we are getting out the knots’.
While masks are increasing our safety, they are also giving rise to ‘mask anxiety’, ‘maskne’, a persistent feeling of being out of breath, fogged-up glasses and fatigue.
Lunges have developed a reputation as a guaranteed way to develop leg and gluteal muscles. And it’s true.
Tired is relieved with rest. Fatigue hangs on whether or not we take time off, sleep more or improve attention to nutrition and exercise.