Wellness Pathway #138: Exercise & Recover Regularly

Professional athletes know the importance of a regular exercise and recovery schedule. Your muscles do not actually get stronger during exertion. On the contrary, they develop microscopic tears that will, without a regular recovery schedule, incapacitate an athlete. Continuous exercise leads not only to exhaustion but to physical injury and pain.

Unfortunately, many people go to one extreme or the other. They get hooked on a sport, and want to do it all the time. Or they become “weekend warriors,” working out only on occasion as opportunity and time permit. Neither approach would be considered healthy. A regular schedule of both exercise and recovery, including a variety of cross-training exercises and at least one day off per week, is the key to fitness and health. Map this out on a weekly basis, as you would your other appointments and commitments, in order to stay at the top of your game.

Coaching Inquiries: Do you have and follow a schedule for exercise and recovery? Do you emphasize one over the other? How could develop more discipline and balance in your life?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Bob Tschannen-Moran

President, LifeTrek Coaching Internationalwww.LifeTrekCoaching.com
CEO & Co-Founder, Center for School Transformationwww.SchoolTransformation.com
2010-2011 President, International Association of Coachingwww.CertifiedCoach.org

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