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Finding Your Fitness!!

Winning The Mental Battle of Physical Fitness and Obesity | Ogie Shaw | TEDxSpokane

If it was easy, we'd all be fitness models and running up Mt Everest! I love listening to TED talks, because they are usually packed with a wealth of information in a short amount of time. In this TED talk, Ogie runs through some of the history surrounding obesity and the catalyst for physical fitness programs in the US. He discusses how physical fitness comes in all forms and the various fitness goals we can set for ourselves. We've known for a long time that being physically active promotes a healthy mind, body and spirit. Ogie breaks down the road blocks we encounter when trying to get into a good fitness routine and what metrics we can use to track our progress. If you're having a rough time motivating yourself to start your fitness journey, working out for 20 min first thing in the morning is the best habit you can add to your daily routine to kickstart your day. Defining and measuring your fitness goals is very important and allows a person to understand if his or her efforts are getting them one step closer to reaching the aspirations they have set for themselves. Lastly, it is important to reward yourself for putting some solid effort towards getting physically fit. Starving yourself of certain foods or drinks you enjoy is not necessarily a bad thing to do in the short term, but over a long period of time (3-6 months+), it is not the end of the world to allow yourself to have a treat every now and then. In some instances it's more beneficial to eat a slice of your favorite cake and stop there to prove to yourself you have self control over your cravings. We've all been in that place where we take one bite of a Krispy Kreme donut, then 10 minutes and 12 donuts later, find ourselves staring at an empty box ready pass out in a lounge chair from a sugar coma! I hope you all enjoyed Ogie droppin some serious knowledge on this TED Talk in regards to health and fitness.



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