“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
While analysing this famous quote by Martin Luther King, I want to emphasize movement. Because MOVEMENT = LIFE. We all know that kinesiology is the science of movement, but it is no less the science of life. I believe there is not a single person who does not know how much physical activity affects not only our physical but also our mental health. Depression, diabetes, secretion of various hormones (among other things, that of happiness 😊), better posture, brighter spirit, reduction of allergies and other inflammatory processes in the body, blood pressure, plagues of the 21st century – stress and obesity, etc.
My goal is not to list all the benefits of movement and workout, but I want to make you aware of the gift we have been given so we could manage it and do something good for ourselves.
In this article, I wouldn’t even go into the very core, the methods and techniques that each of us needs individually, because we are all different, but I’m just trying to point out the beginning of action = MOVEMENT.
In future posts, I will delve a little deeper into the very concept of exercise which I passionately advocate, and which has proven to bring optimal results for me, but to begin with, just start – moving.
If you can’t move, at least crawl, as Dr. King said. Because every journey begins with the first step, and the most important of all is will, discipline and consistency.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Einstein
I am a passionate advocate of mind&body fitness and lifestyle and that popular saying – healthy mind in a healthy body. There is no winner on this seesaw of mind and body, they must follow each other because simply – not only Einstein but any authority whether in the field of the physical aspect or the psychological one will agree in one – BALANCE is the key. Working out constantly, without giving yourself time to work on mindfulness and recovery of the body through breathing exercises, stretching and everything that keeps the whole organism in balance, is the same as constantly meditating, contemplating or sitting in the lotus position (in our case it can also be on a couch, we are Dalmatians after all 😊), and never move.
While working as the coach of the Australian national handball team, I tried to adapt the knowledge I’d acquired during my studies and various courses I’d attended. I experimented with the preparation process. Without putting the theory into action, i.e. without practice, I believe that I would be just another one out there patronizing others. Of course, I did not always succeed both RELAXATION (state of mental balance) and AWAKENING (activation and readiness for further engagement in the game) have their own laws and balancing the two is the purpose of my coaching. The performance is best when a person is relaxed, because then the capillaries are wider, the blood circulation is better, and the automaticity of the movements practiced during the training process becomes more perfect. However, it can lead to sinking and lethargy. On the other hand, just waking up and activating all the muscles, no matter how trained they are, does not lead to a perfect performance without the aforementioned part of relaxation which is achieved through mental exercises. Of course, as with everything, training is the key, but it is very important how we train, because today everyone trains, and due to the availability of the Internet, it is very easy to get the necessary material – and even more so to get the wrong material. Certainly, my concept of coaching is based on the essence of any form of coaching – HELP AND TRUST.
The most important thing while playing defense, as in life, is helping. – Slavko Trninić
There is no need to quote anyone on trust.