Ways to Reach Your Fitness Goal

This time of year people are beginning exercise programs because it’s the New Year, spring is coming, or it’s just time to finally do it. It’s exciting at first, but setbacks can come easy if you don’t watch out for them and pace yourself. Here are five things you can do to keep it going and ensure the great progress you want this year.

  1. Start small. Be realistic with your goals. Working out seven times a week sounds great and it may even be doable in the short term, but you’ll burn out quickly. If you’re new to exercising or just getting back to it, start small and build up. Twice a week for 30 minutes can make a big difference.

  2. Log it. Do it for yourself. You don’t have to publish it or announce to your family and friends. Let others know if it helps, but ultimately it’s for you. Write it down old school style or there are many great free mobile device apps out there.

Life Lessons from an Endurance Athlete

Our very own occupational and hand therapist Sheila King shows us (once again) that age is no excuse when it comes to staying fit. For the second time since turning 50, Sheila competed in perhaps the most grueling physical challenge in sport. This time it was the Ironman Louisville on August 25th 2013.

Below Sheila shares her story and what she learned from this amazing accomplishment!


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