Positive Action Fuels Positive Behavior: A simple daily workout
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Positive Action Fuels Positive Behavior: A simple daily workout

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Positive Action Fuels Positive Behavior: A simple daily workout

 

Our brain and behavior relationship is actually the most beautiful and most complex thing that still baffles experts today. Our bodies are all anatomically similar in structure and function, but never exactly the same. However, our learning strategies and mechanisms for understanding are distinctively different. When we tend to do a good thing, we ‘feel good’. Similarly, when we do something bad, we ‘feel bad’. I’m not here to give a lecture on our psychological pathways, but I am here to reiterate that when we embody positive action, we slowly develop positive behavior. It’s really how we perceive the input of stimuli that is presented within our environmental context.

 

Exercise is a form of medicine that no drug can replace.

Whether its a fifteen minute workout, or a three hour workout, the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks, if any. Obviously, you need to know your body and your limitations, but the bottom line is that exercise can do wonders in your life. Understandably, movement is the greatest gift we all have. Despite any limitation, we all have an ability to move and expend energy.

 

A little over a year ago, I underwent a devastating knee injury that required a reconstruction surgery along with months and months of rehabilitation. I found myself harnessing a sedentary lifestyle, gaining 20 pounds, and being diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. However, seeing that my whole family was negatively affected by diabetes and heart disease, I knew I had to make change now before it was too late. Everyday became a goal oriented routine. Although I had a huge cast on and relied on crutches as my means for transportation, I took out fifteen minutes every morning and did some sort of energy expenditure where I sweat, moved, and got my body going. It was here when I realized the importance of appreciating your body. Over the last year, I have started this routine that is in addition to any training I do in the gym. I have found that doing exercise when you wake up is not only physiologically friendly, but it psychologically changes your perception. Trust me, I have no idea why or how, but its that feeling that I alluded to above. Energy expenditure is important!

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Here’s a 15 minute full body morning routine that will make you sweat and make you feel good. By the way, no equipment is needed!

Your daily workout routine

1 minute- jog in place
1 minute- mountain climbers (30 second exercise, 30 second rest) 1 minute- straight plank. Engage the core!
1 minute- mountain climbers (30 second exercise, 30 second rest) 1 minute- straight plank. Engage the core!
1 minute – jog in place
1 minute – REST, but walk around!
1 minute- jumping jacks
1 minute- 10 pushups (any form) and 20 regular crunches
1 minute- body squats (as many as you can)
1 minute- 10 pushups (any form) and 20 regular crunches
1 minute- jump squats (as many as you can)
1 minute- jog in place
1 minute- straight plank
1 minute- REST, but walk around!

 

While not many people can physically do the above routine. This is just an example. There are videos all over the internet including workouts you can do sitting! Thats actually what I saw myself doing when I couldn’t move.

 

Bottom line is that any limitation is a temporary limitation. Lets release our bad energy, and replace it with good energy. Remember, positive behavior fuels positive action!

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