Fitness Tips from Fitness 2J2: Positive healthy activities
- Joel Pedersen | June 08, 2015
May is through, which is hard to believe, and for me it has been full of positive healthy activities and signs. From the beginning of spring and all that nature has to show us, to graduation Powwow’s like the UofS, and other community awards and celebrations.
Big shout outs to the hard work for those who completed the Fitness Bootcamp at the Northland’s College in LaRonge; the St.Mary’s after school track&field team’s dedication to conditioning; and the commitment and those attending the Pleasant Hill Community sessions of Functional Fitness in Saskatoon; and finally to all who attended and participated in the 12th Annual Aboriginal Gathering Canadian Diabetes Conference in Prince Albert.
Whether you realize it or not, your actions are making a difference. Every single day, everything we do creates a ripple effect, and that effect can be very powerful. I once thought the term “Ripple Effect” only referred to negative feelings and actions; this could be true to a certain degree. However, it is also a positive and can move feelings and actions forward in a positive way as we try to stay centered and live as holistic as we can.
It has been passed on in the teachings of the medicine wheel that mind, body, spirit and emotion, when brought into balance, will provide us a healthy life.
These days almost everyone seems to have a bucket list: things they want to do before they are unable to. Some include learning languages, being more in contact with our culture, taking a family trip to somewhere different, more physically fit. My list may be like most people, it is about what I would like for myself, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. I like that a bucket list is about the adventure of living. What if it was something more? What if a bucket list was about the adventure of giving?
It’s about giving back, passing something on like a “skill or a drill”. I believe every life also comes with a purpose, and each of you can create a positive ripple effect, it works two ways. Not only are you helping someone with your thoughtfulness and knowledge, but you’re also inspiring others.
This month we would like to see more activity outside: swimming; biking; running; jogging; walking; canoeing. Look and listen to nature and your body, find that connection that will lead you to the balance for a healthy and positive lifestyle. Create that ripple effect! STRONG, HEALTHY, PROUD. FITNESS 2J2.