“People who are never challenged by life don’t have the opportunity to learn how to overcome adversity, which enables them to develop coping strategies, identify who the important members of their social network are, and feel competent after they make it through,”.
Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD, the University of California, Irvine
Researchers have found that a lack of sleep diminishes your attention and concentration, thereby affecting your problem solving abilities. Without adequate rest, you cannot learn well. It also keeps you from “consolidating” memories, so you cannot remember what you learned from day to day.
A 2011 Roehampton University study found that early risers had the fewest signs of depression and anxiety when compared to those who slept in.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits that negative IONs have on the body, but did you know:
“The normal ion count in fresh country air is 2,000 to 4,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter (about the size of a sugar cube). At Yosemite Falls, you’ll experience over 100,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. On the other hand, the level is far below 100 per cubic centimeter of Los Angeles freeways during rush hour.”
Grab your VITALITY+ Performance Band and head to the mountains to expose yourself to the negative IONs your body needs.
While Steve Prefontaine became one of the most decorated long-distance runners of his generation in college, few remember how bad Prefontaine was in high school. Prefontaine could barely run a race during his freshman and sophomore years of high school, but was determined to change course during the summer of his junior year. His work ethic led him to become one of the most popular athletes of the 1970′s, though his untimely passing in 1975 was described as the “end of an era,” for distance runners. His spirit lives on with the inspirational quote, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
Vitality will be at the Skirt Chasers 5K in Tempe, AZ today, 2/11/12, presenting their line of HFB/ION performance wristbands! Come out to see the unveiling of our newest up and coming TEAM USA Band!