40 Days ago I set upon a challenge. I wanted to write more, so I came up with a blog per day for 40 days on my website. Although this is the last entry of my blog challenge, I was going to write about goal setting, but I came across something much more severe.
I read the newest blog from Joel Jamieson, and for those of you that don’t know who Joel is, he is an incredible strength and conditioning coach out of Seattle, Washington who also came out with a tool a few years ago that measures your heart rate variability. HRV is the amount of time in between your heartbeat, studies have shown if your HRV is wrong, fewer seconds in between heart beats this can lead to sickness or disease down the road if you aren’t careful.
His newest blog. He talked about how his mother almost died of a stroke; I won’t get into the details you can read the blog here. (http://www.8weeksout.com/2016/11/01/why-conditioning-may-save-your-life/) The moral of this story is she was stressed, stress kills, luckily for Joel’s mother she survived but a lot of people aren’t as lucky, and for that, I’ll tell you a little story about why I do what I do.
I am surrounded by disease, and most of it is caused by stress. My grandfather died of Altzheimers. My father when I was nine years old got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. My uncle had died of brain cancer before I was born (where I got my middle name from) my other uncle died of ALS and my aunt before I opened Bisbee’s Fitness was extremely obese, and she died of cancer, after she had passed I decided to open Bisbee’s, in her memory.
Stress kills. The funny thing about is even if you do high-intensity exercise if you do too much of it, you can do more harm than good. Your body doesn’t know the difference between if you are running away from a bear, stuck in a traffic jam or doing a Crossfit workout.
Now I know some of those diseases I mentioned exercise doesn’t help like Crohn’s or ALS but what does help those diseases is nutrition especially less sugar. More research is coming out saying how sugar can alter your brain, scary.
If you knew exercise would make you live longer and have a more enjoyable life, will you do it? Would you do it for your kids?
Something to think about..