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10
Jan
2015
What Adults Can Learn from Children

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 "When we get older, running won't be fun. It'll just be exercise."

 Go to almost any children’s playground and what do you see and hear? Typically smiling, happy, faces mixed in with ongoing laughter. Go to any corporate wellness gym and what do you see and hear? All too often it’s a serious look with occasional frowns and grimaces and even a bit of moaning and groaning.

 Why do adults have to "workout" instead of having fun"? Did the "fitness police" dictate that adults have to "exercise" while children get to “play”? Nope, way too many times we make that decision on our own. What are the consequences?

 

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24
Dec
2014
The Cafeteria Talk Walk

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For years I have been referring to it as the “Cafeteria Talk Walk”, although, it’s been so long that I can’t remember where the “Cafeteria” part came in. However, the principle and effectiveness remain as relevant and strong as ever.

It’s really an alternative to “exercise” as we have come to know it. Exercise at its worst moments is when, during the activity, the participant is thinking about, how boring and tired they are or how much it hurts.

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12
Aug
2014
Should Early Age Organized Sports Rethink their Purpose
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Up until the past few decades, the main playground for kids to play physically active games was typically someone’s back yard or some vacant field. Activities were loosely organized with the kids themselves developing and enforcing the rules. Although scores were often kept, they were not as important as just having fun.
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08
Jul
2014
Five Reasons to Keep Physical Activity Intensity Levels Low
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If long term or lifetime fitness is your goal, then the following reasons to keep physical activity intensity levels low to moderate may work for you.
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17
Jun
2014
The Failure to Exercise may be "Exercise" instead of the Exerciser
 
Many of us (and our family members) know "exercise" is good but don't do it on a regular basis. The reason might not be us. It could very well be "exercise" itself! Why? Because "exercise" as we know it is not designed or conducive to becoming a long term habit.
 
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