Of all the messages that we share in our programs, in our coaching, and in our book, I think the “move smart rather than hard” message is one of the most important ones. Too often clients come to me and share how hard and how often they exercise. Sometimes I tremble in fear for what they are doing to their hormonal levels, their autonomic nervous system balance, and their sustainability. The fact is that there are times when exercising too hard, or for too long, is detrimental. These include:
_When you have been traveling
_When you are sick
_When you are in a crisis
_When you are sore
_When you are overwhelmed with a huge presentation or performance
_When you flat out just don’t feel like exercising
During these times, the key is to just do something, but not to do too much. Movements that use your entire body, that require mobility, stability, and balance, and that make you feel good are the best. Of course we are biased towards our daily prep series of movements that you can download http://www.sinkfloatorswim.com because these movements were specifically designed to accomplish these exact goals.
The fact is, that a lack of time is not acceptable. Doing 10 breathing squats takes less than 30 seconds and they open your hips, oxygenate your brain, and reduce pain. Over exercising just adds to the stress your body is under and that doesn’t help solve anything. Be smart and before you know it you will be a high performer. Let me know what you think.
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer