Physical Activity Day

Today, April 6, is World Physical Activity Day.  Unfortunately I don’t think it will do much for the health of this country or our communities.  But that’s why I write here – to challenge you in tangible ways to improve your health.

Raising awareness for increasing people’s levels of physical activity is certainly step one.  Here’s what I’ve observed in my 18+ years focusing on exercise and health: physically active people are stronger in most aspect of life than those who are less physically active.  Don’t push back on this just because it’s a strong and possibly offensive statement.  People who are physically active are physically stronger, have healthier hearts, and I believe they have better perspective in other areas of life.

This isn’t an elitist observation.  I’m not talking about running a marathon or completing an Ironman.  But I can say with 100% confidence that you would benefit from more physical activity.  It’s my goal to find ways to challenge you to be more physically active and to create some community around those efforts.  I’ve consulted with many people over the years in this area and I really enjoy these conversations that often involve serious life change.

Today, on World Physical Activity Day please consider two challenges:

  1. take three of the next seven days and add some intentional physical activity to those days
  2. engage with this blog, leave a comment, or email it to someone who could benefit

Those are my thoughts. What are yours?

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