I understand how easy it is to have these symptoms creep up on us so slowly, that we don't even realize it, and before we know it, we are now faced with a new reality. So I encourage everyone, men and women, if this sounds anything like what you are going through, please take action today and book an appointment with your family doctor.
As we move deeper into spring, some of us will start to trade our oversized coats for light jackets while others will start foraging through the internet to find the motivation to get active. If you're the latter, you may need a little guidance to turn the walk from your couch to your mailbox into a little more time moving around.
Fitness is all about habits, which is why so many people struggle with their workout plans, especially those who aren't in shape to begin with. Their habits up to that point have led them to an unfit life. Trying to fix that is a Sisyphean task for most people. It's battling a lifetime of habit inertia. But it can be done, and I've got the perfect system to make it happen.
The back of your throat is feeling dry and scratchy. Your nose is a little runny. Maybe you're feeling a little achy. You'd planned to workout today, but now you're not so sure. There's a chance it could make you feel better...you know, sweat things out a bit. But it's also possible it could make you feel worse. Maybe a lot worse. What do you do: workout or take a day off?
In my first class, after 10 minutes of non-stop aggressive footwork (i.e. cardio) drills in the ring, I found myself doubled over, gasping to regain control over my breathing. I fancy myself as being in pretty good shape, physically, but this workout was already kicking my tushie and we still had 50 minutes to go.