Great Interview on NPR about our Bodies
I think our bodies are made for moving… whether that is walking, running, biking or something else. Whatever you do, just move it!
I have a love/hate relationship with stretching… sometimes I’m sure it helps and other times I doubt if it does. And I think walking is the perfect way to warm up for running.
I think saying everyone needs to drink 8 glasses of water a day is not accurate. Our bodies tell us what we need, so listen to your body and use common sense, drink when you are thirsty and drink extra when working hard and/or when in heat.
I think we can control a lot of what happens with our bodies.
I’m a strong believer that exercise helps our brains and improves our ability to think.
And it’s always nice when science and people “in the know” agree with what I think :).
All this and more was talked about in an interview on NPR recently when Terry Gross of Fresh Air interviewed Gretchen Reynolds, the author of The First Twenty Minutes.
I haven’t read the book yet… but the interview is excellent. I will now start doing squats! One thing I disagree with is her presumption that most runners will get injured at some time. I think if we listen to our bodies and train well, most injuries can be prevented..
You can read a few highlights of the interview here.
Better yet, listen to it here. They cover a lot more in the audio than in the written post.
And then make sure you move today!
I’m off to do squats…