Hello friends, and welcome to this month’s Joyinmovement newsletter,
You may think Charles Schulz wrote the book on Peanuts, but I’m here to tell you there’s another article all about peanuts that’s a must-read. Why? Well first off I think peanuts are a much maligned and misunderstood legume. Secondly, this article will answer your questions about peanuts. Thirdly, this guy really is an authority as a researcher about exercise and nutrition and he’s nuts about about peanuts! Let Them Eat Legumes
How many breathes do you take each day? Would you be astounded if I told you it’s somewhere between 20,000 and 24,000 breathes a day? Do you understand how important your breathing mechanics are to take optimal advantage of all this breathing? Ok, enough with the questions. Here’s what you need to know and DO so your breathing properly and getting all the benefits of those thousands of breaths.
While you’re enjoying a star spangled month, I’d like to share some ideas and thoughts about perspective. Life, after all, can only be lived through your personal perspective.
I personally have spent and continue to spend a lot of my time trying to change my perspective. It’s always seemed odd to me that a perspective about life, health, fitness or a whole host of topics that I had when I was younger should continue to be my perspective as I grew older and hopefully wiser. After all, as a lifelong learner how can my perspective not change? Learning requires change.
We grow up believing certain things about the world, about health, about self-care, making assumptions for good reasons or no reason at all. And we have those assumptions challenged by learned knowledge and transferred wisdom and life experiences.
We read books, watch documentaries, take classes, listen to podcasts, converse with people, travel the world, and what we absorb from these experiences can often shake our foundations and cause us to question things that we never thought to previously question.
We meet people who have lived radically different lives from us, and in seeing that they are both good people and people who believe differently from us, we are forced to question our own understanding of a life well-lived. Maybe we even expand our own personal definitions of what makes us happy and healthy and drop some long-held rigid ways of thinking.
When we see more, do more, or try more we leave our familiar stomping grounds. That can be uncomfortable but surely helps us to know whether it’s time to update our perspective. As we move into the second half of 2019, do any of the ideas you hold and act upon when it comes to your health, fitness, and self-care need a bit of perspective shifting? If so, don’t wait for another day, another month, another year. Get started, even if it means you’ll be uncomfortable now. Changing your perspective and then matching that change with action is, from my perspective, the meaning of a life well-lived.
Until next month, finding Joyinmovement is where it’s at!