Recently I have found that I’m doing too much exercise. I got all excited about getting involved with a team sport, and I practiced days in a row leading up to a game. Because of ego, I ignored some red flags. The inevitable happened: My performance suffered, and I felt drained soreness. Then, as if that weren’t already enough, a couple days I did two full workouts in one day.
Oh, yay. Another fad. And this one is just as ridiculous as most of the others. In Charlotte there are bars offering yoga classes; yoga, bootcamp, and cardio studios offering classes outside of bars; obstacle course races selling beer at the finish line; and all sorts of other nonsense that places beer into the hands of people who have just exercised (sometimes very intensely).
In this series, I’m going to share some thoughts about the 8 patterns that comprise the Integre8t Wellness program. With these fundamentals in place, you can expect to see enhanced results from your fitness plan. Parts 1-4 have covered breath, hydration, nutrition and strength. The fifth pattern is conditioning.
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