Treatment and recovery device I am using: Hypervolt
Last week I began using this device on myself as well as for treatment of our patients in the office. Hypervolt is a percussion based massage gun that offers three different speeds and four different heads for different parts of the body. I decided on this brand due to its ability to remain relatively quiet while in use. I also felt like the product was built with durability in mind as I am hoping to get a lot of usage out of it. So far I have really enjoyed using it on my calves and achilles after bike rides, traps and shoulders after swims and quads and lower back after running. I have enjoyed using it because it is something that you can use on yourself and only requires a second set of hands for harder to reach parts of the body. There are multiple price levels of this device but I went with the one for $349. If you want to give it a shot it will be available for you to try out at Aligned Life!
Audiobook I am hearing: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
If you are looking to get back on your habits after petering out on your new year’s resolutions this may be the perfect read for you. “The Compound Effect” refers to the use of small but significant behaviors, repeated over time in order to create a massive difference in your outcomes. This book is short, very simple to understand, has a number of clever analogies and makes a compelling case for a number of different behavior categories including health, wealth building, relationships, goal accomplishment and more. The best part is that this book I believe comes free with your subscription to Audible!
Quote I am repeating: “Small Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE” ~ Darren Hardy in The Compound Effect
This is the equation used by Hardy that helps to illustrate “The Compound Effect”. This week, think about what area of your life you would like to improve. If you are having trouble thinking of one, think about someone you admire. Next, identify the behaviors they use regularly and what it would look like if you implemented the same strategy. Then take action, do it regularly and commit to the long haul. The key factor in this equation is “Time”. Stay patient, as many of these small behaviors require years, if not decades to produce the compound effect you desire. That being said, pat yourself on the back, as you have just done something that will dramatically move the needle in your favor in the future!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC