“Motion creates emotion” Tony Robbins

Do you struggle with soreness & stiffness during the day? I sure do! I work hard first thing in the morning and some days it takes me a little while to find out I didn’t cool down enough before heading to work. Then I’m stuck in an office all day thinking, “I wish I would have taken a couple more minutes to stretch and recover”. With this in mind, I wanted to send you a couple quick tips I use to reduce the stiffness and help your body recover for tomorrow’s training session.

  1. Drink water- Seems obvious right? But do you do it? This one is hard for me because I suck down black coffee all morning and I always seem full. Not to mention the obvious trips to the “break room” all day. It is so important though. I have a 32oz water bottle I sit on my desk to remind me to drink, drink, drink! I shoot to empty it 4 times. I notice I feel the best when I hit this goal. Most days, I hit 2-3 during the day. When I only get one down, I feel awful…
  1. Stretch- Yeah, I’m that guy. I will randomly stand up and do some stretches in my office. Does it look funny? Heck yes! Do I care? Not really 🙂 Do I feel better? Definitely! It only takes two minutes to do a couple quick stretches to release the tension in your muscles. Do it a couple times a day and you’re on your way to feeling better!
  1. Stand up- I wish I had a standing desk… One day maybe, but for now, I stand up when I talk on the phone. (Headsets are the best!!!) I walk to fill up my water bottle, I take at least one (preferably two) walks around the block during the working day. Not only does this keep my body stretched out and feeling better, it gives my mind a break from the grind and allows the flow of fresh ideas to start again. If you have trouble doing this, set a timer on your phone or computer to remind you. (I’ve heard there’s an app for that.) The change in blood flow makes me feel so much better!

I hope these help you recover better so you can be ready to hit your next training session hard!

Published by Gary Stotler

Gary Stotler is a father, running, fitness, weight loss and personal development addict. Formally 400 pounds, Gary has naturally lost 200 pounds, created a coaching & speaking business and has become a 100 mile ultra-runner. Holding a degree in Psychology & Sociology, certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, mindset & behavioral modification coaching, a certification in DISC personality assessment coaching and he is a certified speaker, coach & mentor with the John Maxwell Team. Gary firmly believes, if we take One Step at a Time, nothing is impossible. He is determined to let his actions show people what is possible and hopes to help you shake up your thoughts, change your actions and create your future.

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  1. Great post and those are great habits. Last year I gifted myself a table/desk top adjustable riser for my computer and keyboard, and I really love it. I wanted to buy it on my own and not ask my employer, so that I could take it with me. It is made by varidesk.com. It is simple to maneuver up and down for standing and sitting options at your desk. There are various size options out there. May be a good investment for you!


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