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Monday, May 21, 2012

Respect and Exercise Tips

Today, we will talk about 2 subjects.  First I want to talk about respect.
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Respect is one of my keys to being successful.   Most people believe that respect is something that is given to you based on your position in life.  Well, I am here to tell you, that’s not true.  Respect must be earned no matter who you are.  Respect that is given is not real or honest respect.  It does not have the needed emotion that needs to accompany the actions.  We here a lot about respecting your elders, respecting your teachers, respect your parents, etc, etc, etc.  I am here to tell you that if your treat people as though you are above them and they are beneath you, then you will never earn that persons respect.  You must give people that same attention, and treatment you would deserves no matter their age, race, religion, sexual preference or any other stigma.  No matter the situation, respect has to given and earned.  You will respect your kids differently that you respect your parents.  You will respect your boss differently than you respect your friends.  But none the less you must respect them.  Once you give them your respect, you will in turn earn their respect.  With respect you will be able to accomplish things easier, trust me.  I have noticed that when respect is not mutual among two people then, the communication between them suffers.  Without communication we will be lost.

Our second subject is exercise tips.
Any successful exercise program must begin with a plan.  Any successful endeavor in life for that matter must begin with a plan.  I am going to give you 5 tips that you should follow to help your own exercise plan.

    
SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE
Check with your medical provider prior to beginning any fitness regimen.  Especially if you are over the age of 40, have any prior health conditions or a family history or cardiovascular disease.  It is just as important that you know when and how to exercise just as much as the exercise itself.

SET S.M.A.R.T. GOALS
Any successful endeavor should include goals.  Exercise is no different.  Your exercise and fitness goals should be SPECIFIC – MEASURABLE – ACHIEVABLE – REALISTIC –TIMELY.  You need to determine how often, how long, when, where and how each activity will be performed.  Being specific with your goals allows you to know when you are on or off track.

START SLOWLY
Staring slowly and gradually increasing your intensity, frequency and/or duration will go a long way in keeping you healthy, motivated and on track.  Not to mention it can also help to prevent injuries.

CREATE A BALANCED PLAN
Every exercise and fitness plan should include a warm-up, cool-down, aerobic activities, strength training and stretching.  Each element provides different benefit and when applied properly and really assist in maximum body performance.

SCHEDULE EXERCISE
When developing your fitness plan, exercise should be taken just as serious as any other event on your daily schedule.  Make exercise an important part of your day by putting it into your daily calendar of event and/or appointments.  If your include exercise in your schedule, you will be more apt to make sure it happens.

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