One of the most frustrating aspects of physical training, endurance training and weight loss is hitting plateaus. It is one of the more common obstacles to body composition, conditioning and physical fitness progress. We need to break this down into two areas. A physical fitness plateau can happen to runners, swimmers, cyclists, weight lifters and body builders. The second area involves diets and dieting where plateaus are so common, it adds to the very high percentages of failed diet plans.
Applying labels to things can be good and it can be bad. The labeling of nutritional guidelines on food packaging is critical if we want to turn around poor nutrition in the U.S. This idea was first discussed on the federal level back in 1969 and voluntary nutrition labeling started in the 1970s.
We all understand the problem with poor alignment when it comes to mechanical aspects of our car. If our wheels are out of alignment or something is bent or tweaked in the engine, these areas wear out quicker and/or break suddenly, leading to costly repairs. Body mechanics are exactly the same and most of us are guilty of ignoring posture and movement problems when we exercise or are active. Even simple sitting and bending is often done incorrectly, causing us pain, stiffness and ultimately alignment problems.
There is one question that I am asked above all others when it comes to exercise and healthy activity. That question is how much water should I drink each day, before, during and after exercise? This question has such a diverse set of answers, it is very hard to separate fact from fiction.
Part 2 of the 2019 Annual Run Down, here is what is scheduled to date. These events are by no means a complete list of annual community-based activities, so keep an eye out for new events and new dates that happen every year.
Over the years of writing this column, I have frequently stated that long-lasting change with your health and wellness starts with changing your lifestyle behaviors.
A recognized health and wellness presenter, fitness trainer and now primal health coach in the Inland Northwest. Now in his eighth year of bringing health and wellness through his writing, teaching and coaching, Judd delivers his well-rounded message of mindfulness, nutrition and fitness to readers and clients alike.