A Guide to the (Re)Introduction of Exercise to Promote Health

Recently I wrote 2 posts about exercise and weight loss and the truth about the relationship between the two (parts 1 & 2). This post will be much more beneficial if you go back and read both of those before reading on.  In another post, I also wrote about how some may need to consider exercising LESS to PROTECT their health.  As I mentioned in the latter post, due to my winding health journey over the past 5 years, I have experienced exercise across the continuum of very little activity (sedentary) to over-training.  When I was sickest in 2013, even just walking, light yoga, or more than one errand in a day even with 3 or more days rest in between made me feel worse....


Intuitive Approach- Part 2

Last week, in part 1 of this post, we talked about intuition, "should's", and using an intuitive eating approach.   This intuitive approach can be applied in the health and fitness realm as well.  I am super passionate about this. I feel like movement/exercise has a bit less emotion attached to it compared to food for most people (though not all), and can be a great place to experiment with this approach . I’m zealous about it because NOT being intuitive with my exercise and activity really helped push me over the edge with my health and kept me there for quite some time when I was at my sickest. I find there are so many people who are like I used to be, pushing so far past...