Video I am recommending: Pre-workout warm up & Daily preparation
This week in the clinic I came across a number of you “non-stretchers”. I love you guys but man, if you are over the age of 40 and are not taking part in a regular flexibility training routine, you are a ticking time bomb. To help get you started, take a look at the above linked video I made for you. Use this warm up before exercise and/or at the beginning of your day upon waking. You will feel better, be less injury susceptible and have a ton more energy. You will thank me for this one!
Podcast I am loving: The Rich Roll Podcast
As you guys know I am on a HUGE endurance sport kick currently. One of my inspirations for this journey was Rich Roll’s book “Finding Ultra” in which he describes his journey from alcoholic to professional endurance athlete. Roll also has a great YouTube channel and podcast. He interviews some incredible guests such as Tony Hawk (best skateboarder of all time from San Diego), Wim Hof (the “Iceman”), David Goggins (Navy Seal) and James Clear (Atomic Habits Author). Roll is extremely articulate, knowledgeable and wise. If you are looking for inspiration, give this one a listen.
Quote I am repeating: “How can you be of service to the people that are already psyched about what you are doing?” ~ Rich Roll
How often have you tried forcing your ideas on people who have no interest in what you are attempting to communicate? If you are like me, this happens often. It has never been very sexy when I tell people they will have to take 100% responsibility for their health. That they must dedicate themselves to daily physical and spiritual practices to allow their mind and body to assist them in getting the life they desire. It would be a much easier sell to have people continue their bad habits, give them something to feel better and give it to them for free. Luckily, I have been mining the population long enough to find each of you, our Aligned Life Community. A group of the most fun, energetic, focused, educated and badass people in Southern California. Thank you for feeling like you are worth it. Thank you for giving me your trust. Thank you for reading these blogs each week and thank you for being psyched about living an extraordinary life through a holistic health approach. I love you guys!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC