Tag - wellbeing

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National Volunteer Week
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Resilience
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Inner Satisfaction
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Exercise

National Volunteer Week

“Celebrate the value of volunteering—building confidence, competence, connections and community” is this year’s theme for National Volunteer Week, which speaks directly to what The Ride to conquer cancer is all about. 

Volunteers contribute their time, skills and creativity to bring The Ride to Conquer Cancer to life. Volunteers help us to produce the powerful Opening Ceremonies in Cloverdale, build our Main Campsite in Chilliwack and manage the busy Finish Line in Hope. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference.

Our invaluable Crew Members and Volunteers man the Pit Stops, keep Camp running smoothly and provide around-the-clock encouragement to all of our participants. Because of their tireless work, The Ride truly is an event that fosters confidence and competence in every man and woman who takes on our cycling journey and deepens the connections and community of our epic Ridership. 

Resilience

Can you experience reality as it is and stay with the “What is?” If the answer is yes, then you will succeed no matter what. On the other hand if you think you lack resilience at this present moment, then I invite you to build capacity for the “what is” in every moment.

Inner Satisfaction

Inner satisfaction is crucial to your success and well-being. Your inner satisfaction will determine how well you live your life on a day-to-day basis.  When you realize that what you have is enough, that’s when the existential angst evaporates and you realize that who you are is here, fully present, experiencing life as it is.

Exercise

Exercise is the most important component of a healthy lifestyle. Vigorous (for ones fitness level) and regular physical activity is the only way to ensure that the body is well fueled and is properly metabolizing and processing all of the healthy sugars and other nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.

Attempting to eat a healthy diet but then sitting on the couch all day is a recipe for disaster. Diet and exercise are two aspects of health that cannot be separated from each other. A healthy lifestyle includes a consistent attention to physical fitness and motion. Strength, flexibility, stamina, and coordination should all be a focus.

Without this, the sugars being consumed will wreak havoc, creating a foggy mental state, a “loopy” feeling, and unbalanced emotions. This point cannot be over-emphasized. Healthy food fuels an active body and poisons an inactive body.

Adequate exercise ensures that caloric demands are great enough to require the consumption of a quantity of food that will meet the nutrient needs of the human body. If one is inactive, and because of this inactivity only requires a minimal caloric consumption, then one will be undernourished as a result and symptoms of ill health and deficiency will be inevitable.

Exercise also ensures that the nervous system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, and the endocrine system are functioning at an optimal level. All of these systems function best in an environment where demands are being placed on them. The saying “use it or lose it” applies here. Without exercise, these bodily systems will become weak and inefficient, eventually degenerating to a point where health is jeopardized.

Copyright © 2017 Michelle Aslan.