Sports and wellness are interconnected
- You felt better about yourself
- To be a super star athlete
- Stay in shape and be well
How sports and wellness are interconnected. When you were younger, you may have played sports, or at least remember physical education class. The goal of physical education class was to get in shape and be healthier. It worked. Childhood obesity didn’t even have a name back then.
Once physical education was cut from school all kinds of problems began, including how to have a healthy sense of competition, what used to be known as sportsmanship. If you played sports, the training that went into being good at your sport had a side effect. You got stronger and healthier. All this training made for a winning attitude. You felt better about yourself. You may have even been on a winning team.
But what happens when you hear stories about an athlete getting hurt, or having an injury that stops their career in its tracks? Many times that person never puts forth the discipline to be healthy and strong again. Look at how many professional athletes get hurt or retire and experience all kinds of health problems. Some have trouble walking, or running, or have constant pain. Their knees and their backs, and their arms and legs are shot from strenuous over-use and the pounding they took to be a superstar athlete.
It’s so prevalent that decades later people still talk about old football injuries, or old sports injuries like they are some type of badge of honor. Look at how many retired athletes succumb to so many illnesses that were absent when they were in training. It appears that if you were are athlete when you were younger and healthy that this is something you must continue throughout your life even if you don’t play competitively. If you don’t play your sport anymore at least you must stay in training so you can stay in shape and be well. It’s a sad commentary on your society that you idolize so many athletes, but once they retire or get hurt you never give them another thought until they get arrested for something.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That sports and wellness are connected more than you think.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because soon you will have your ultimate warrior competition – the Super Bowl Sunday.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: You will probably be making a New Year’s resolution to get healthier just like most people, but will you have the discipline and willingness to train in order to accomplish it?
COMMENTARY: Ideal wellness comes from doing something you love. Staying physically fit by doing a sport that you love is just a byproduct. When was the last time you did that? Most people are spectators. With each decade you realize just how important your health is. By the time you are in your 50’s or 60’s you really start to see this. So, enjoy your body and what it can do. Start riding a bike, doing yoga, take dance lessons, swimming, playing basketball, or whatever it is you would love to do.