Watch the chaos dwindle in importance
This lockdown feels like a marathon, but like all Marathon’s they do come to an end.
We’re coming towards the final stage, so keep pushing. Keep doing the right thing. Keep lifting those heavy things, eating healthy meals, going for walks, stimulating your mind, and loving your loved ones. Maintain your social circle, even if it’s not in person. Call, or even FaceTime your parents and grandparents and kids. Maintain these things and watch the chaos dwindle in importance.
Staying healthy will make you more resilient in the face of an immune challenge, but also because personal health will make you more resilient in the face of any challenge that comes your way. And I suspect we will all be dealing with challenges, regardless of how this all plays out. That’s the way life goes: it’s a series of challenges. That’s what makes life exciting.
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How has live well helped our members during lockdown?
We’re All In this Together
I don’t know about you but I’ve really enjoyed watching the Olympics track and field. The highlight for me was watching fellow Australian Ash Moloney in the last event of the Decathlon, the 1500m run. To place third, he had to beat two other particular athletes or not finish more than 9 seconds behind them. On the last lap of the race, it looked like Ash had nothing left, but his teammate and mentor Cedric Dubler ran beside him and scream at him to keep going! It was amazing to watch.
That push and support from his fellow teammate earned him a Bronze Medal. The first time Australia has won a medal in the Decathlon!
This moment reminded me how important it is to have someone to help and support you, especially during the current situation. Things are seeming to fall apart. No one really knows what life will look like in a month. Or even a week. Uncertainty prevails.
Some of you reading this will have lost your job. Or had your hours cut back. Or had your income drop. It’s scary. It’s hard. I understand because, trust me, I’ve been there.
Who can you turn to?
Who turns to you?
We need connection now, more than ever. Take a moment to reach out to someone you love. Even if you haven’t spoken to them in a while.
We are grateful every day that we can still help our members live a healthier and happier life no matter the conditions.
Our members are experiencing miracle mornings during this time, and there’s nothing better than an early morning stretch to start the day.
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Fat loss and what YOU need to do!
Losing fat is not easy. If it were easy everyone would be fit and healthy. We are all busy individuals in this crazy world. Everyone needs to work, so how come some people do it better than others? The issue that comes up is human habit and comfortability. Keep in mind that this does not apply to everyone, some people work 40-50 hours/week which makes it a lot harder to get into the gym, however, you can still make it work!
It is easy to sit on the couch and watch television whilst eating ice cream, on the other hand, it requires huge mental fortitude and hard work to bring your heart to 170 BPM on the assault bike after a long day of work (the positives to this is better sleep and appetite i.e. the more you exercise the more you can eat! If you love food like myself, this is a massive bonus). The first couple of steps towards fat loss include:
Make time. Just do something! 10-15 minutes of jogging/walking, a little bit of yoga/balancing work, cooking healthy meals. Actively working towards better health and your goals.