Fall is arguably the most beautiful season of the year. Cooler temperatures, comfy sweaters, the smell of a fire burning in the fireplace, and the changing colors of nature that surrounds us in the beautiful northwest. Raking leaves can be an enjoyable way to spend time out in nature.
The goal of exercise is to break the body down. Yes, you read that correctly. Looking back at our evolutionary biological roots, when we put our bodies through difficult situations, we wanted them to adapt–maybe to go for longer without food, maybe so we could detect a smell that told us certain berries were poisonous, maybe to jump higher to reach fruit in a tree.
Ask ten people what physical therapy is to them you will get ten different answers. Ask ten people what physical therapy did – or didn’t do – for them and you’ll get ten different answers. Why is this?
Most elite and professional runner’s I’ve worked with over the years cringe at the thought of treadmill running. A select few enjoy it. Opinions on the benefits – or lack thereof – are varied and anecdotal.
Motivation for sports participation includes enjoyment, social outlet, stress management, and cardiac, musculoskeletal and general health. As we age, there is the desire to continue to be active and avoid injury.