Outside Magazine combed through the most influential sports science journals to find their top-cited articles over the past five years to determine what all that research has to say about our health.
The takeaway is
- We’re Obsessed With Shortcuts. We want to go fast. But we don’t want to do the hard work.
- We Want to Embrace Bionic Technology. More and more pro athletes are turning to both stem cell and Platelet-Rich-P lasma injections to try to avoid the uncertainty and down time associated with surgery.
- We are terrified of concussions. Researchers are particularly concerned about concussions: their long-term effects, how to spot one, and how to decide when an athlete is ready to play again after suffering one.
- We think sitting is killing us. Scientists linked time spent sitting to mortality and found that the longer people sit every day, the higher their mortality rate. Enter the standing desk and 15 minute break.
All four points really lead back to square one. If you wish to live a good life, you better learn to EXERCISE CONSCIOUSLY.
Be content in your skin. Move with intent and consideration. Do plan your activities intelligently so that both mind and body are challenged yet safe. The best of times is now.
Go get ‘em.