FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 12:22 Keep Your Movement Goals Realistic

Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 3-24-22:

Keep your movement goals realistic.

The Labs love to move. If they were in charge of scheduling, they’d probably take 4-5 mile hikes in the woods every day…year-round. But movement goals need to factor in more that a desire to move. We need to consider the stress that movement puts on the body, as well as other sources of stress in our lives, and outside factors such as weather, ticks, and time constraints (like the need to fit in bath time). The Labs know when ticks are active, we adjust the route to minimize tick exposure, and when temps are warm or REALLY cold, we shorten our hikes to keep them safe.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a tip from the Labs: keep your movement goals realistic. If you’re under unusual pressure at work (or at home), this might not be the best time to tackle a big fitness goal like training for a marathon. Look at the big picture; take into account all of the demands on your body and mind; then adjust your movement goals to allow movement to be a positive influence in your life rather than a source of distress.

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