Yesterday, in my post partially titled “I Need to Rest a Bit” I went a little into how and why I needed to take a break of sorts. It was about exertion, and too much to do – but realistically trying to do too much. It’s the sort of thing that one usually associates with physical exertion, but is equally valid with creative exertion. Cross-training, in either field, by switching exercise routines, like from cardio to stretching to strength – or creatively, in art, from say oils to acrylics to watercolors to digital – helps. But there’s limits to that too (see my 2011 post, Does Cross Training = Recovery Time? — My Yoga-to-Dance aha! Moments! – # 4) . Sometimes rest is, well, the only thing one may really need right then.
So what’s that got to do with my reblog of Dr. Mirkin’s timely-article-for-me got to do with all that, lol? 😏
Well..the good doctor offers a very sensible doable overview of how to proceed within one’s exercise routines whether biking or swimming (and of course even in fitness class).
It’s the kind of detailed examples to help one gauge and consciously adjust one’s exertion levels during active routines (though from experience the same appears true during yoga with its own areas of exertion).
My own thoughts are – learning to listen to one’s body, monitoring our own exertions, adjusting those exertions, allows us to continue much longer, more effectively, and with more safety, than merely pushing through, forcing ourselves beyond what should be a routine, not an emergency.
As Dr Mirkin says in his detailed but not too long article –
You recover by going at a slow pace for as long as it takes for your muscles to feel fresh again. There is no advantage to time-limiting your recoveries.Dr Mirkin https://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/too-much-exercise.html
Thanks so much everyone! Stay well! 😊
Please tap tweet above to like or share.
Please click here for direct link to book in above tweet 😊
My Related Posts Here On My Blog
My Related Amazon Affiliate Search Products
My Amazon search for Dr Mirkin in Books –
My Latest Posts On My Website!
- July 04, 2022 – Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸Very little to say and so much to feel and think about this great country of ours.
- July 03, 2022 – My Most Viewed Image this Past Week @FineArtAmerica, “We Are the United States of America” : circa 2016 #DigitalPosterIronic, or simply apropos, seeing as tomorrow is the 4th of July, America’s anniversary birthday, my poster from 2016, “We Are the United States of America” was most viewed this past week on Fine Art America ❤️
- July 02, 2022 – #CrescentMoon at Sunset, Austin TexasI hoped, in yesterday’s post, I might be able to post this sunset off our balcony – a crescent moon floating above the sea of crimson orange air – and am so glad I could 🙏
- July 01, 2022 – Our First Pigeon at Our New Place Shows Up for Food, Atop Our New Ivy ScreenSheila and I’ve gotten to experience several 1st’s since moving into The LadyBird here in Austin, so it was specially nice when two 1st’s joined to make a memorable image through our window –
- June 30, 2022 – My Art and Prints on Special Sale At Primal Gallery 4th of July Weekend!Primal Gallery 4th of July sale! Including both my art work and posters 😊
- June 29, 2022 – Someone Very Glad to See Us Today!As per yesterday, still very exhausted feeling, but Sheila & I both beginning to also feel the move-fatigue to our new place is slowly being replaced by relief fatigue….
- June 28, 2022 – Record # of 100 Degree Days in June. Then it Rained….This evening ( Monday, June 27, 2022 ) here in Austin, we broke the all-time record for number of days 100 degrees or more – and – the clouds and rain and cooler air swept through and we dared open the blinds and step outside before 10 pm, lol!
Thanks again, everyone! 😊