“If you invest in your health, you’ll enjoy your life later.”
There is something about the boat race that has always appealed to me, and this year there is the added interest with James Cracknell.
I’m looking forward to enjoying the race, and to tomorrow morning’s row when I show you exactly how hard it is 😢
Risk in Perspective, part 5.
This has been a fascinating series, and I have learnt more about risks and hazards. this final part feels like it is missing a conclusion, but does go a long way to reminding us that we are in control of our choices. we may not be able to avoid all risks, but that is ok because we can mitigate against those risks with further positives choices.
What does that mean? It means you can't avoid sitting at a desk for 8 hours of the day, but you can mitigate against that by:
parking further away from work and walking in, taking the stairs, being active at lunchtime, exercising (yes, really!), and eating a diet rich in vegetables.
Risk in Perspective, part 4.
This is where we start to apply our new found understanding of risk to our own health.
You need to understand that pretty much everything we do has a benefit and an associated risk.
You cannot remove all aspects of risk, but you can manage them. For a new client, fearful of exercise, the benefit of getting moving is balanced by the risk of having aching muscles or, worse, painful joints.
Luckily for you, I mitigate all those risks to the best of my ability by observing and understanding how you move, then applying that knowledge with the choice of exercises and loads that you work through in the session.
We think of all hazards as equally risky and, worse, that all risks are equally harmful.
This is why I keep seeing people crossing the grid-roads despite the very real risk of death. Their perception of the risk of being accosted in an underpass is equal to that of a lorry hitting them at 60mph.