Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Importance Of Play!

If you have been keeping up with my blog at all then you know that I am a big believer in doing whats natural. After all, that's exactly what Jungle Fit has been built on! Natural movements with a focus on body weight training and a paleo diet is the basis of Jungle Fit.
So with all this focus on natural exercise and movement it can sometimes be very easy to over look one of the most natural things for a person to do ... play.

As we grow up we get so caught up in our lives that are filled with work, kids, school, bills, meetings etc. that the only physical activity a lot of us get is our workout. But what ever happened to just getting outside and getting physical doing something other than your workout? When was the last time you played a sport, went on a hike, or went kayaking? The point of your workout is so you can live life to its fullest potential, to be able to move with ease and be pain free while preventing injury. So if we're on the subject of living life to its fullest doesn't that involve having some fun!?

Life is about more than just work and lets face it, your workout is kind of like work! Don't get me wrong, I love to workout I enjoy it and look forward to my workouts but it's still work. It's great to be pain free and move with ease ... but where's the fun of being functional, strong, and agile without being able to do anything fun with all that fitness!?

So get out there and play! Find something that you love to do, maybe its a sport you used to be active in back in high school, or maybe you just like going out and playing frisbee with the dog! Who cares, all that matters is that you're out and having fun being active and athletic. It's good for your body and it's even better for your soul.

Don't live to workout, workout to live! =)

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