Great Reading For Your Halloween Workday

I hope everyone is enjoying their Halloween Thursday!  Today I offer you some fantastic articles from around the interwebs. Please enjoy while you pretend to work this afternoon and have a happy and safe Halloween!

Embrace the suck
“The lesson the suck teaches us is that we have the ability to escape it.”

Chris Shugart start us off with a little motivation and a reminder that quitting is not an option. When times of adversity hit your only choice is to fight your way out. This is a great reminder for all of our folks that are new (or newly returned) and experiencing the growing pains of starting or restarting their fitness journey. Not to leave anyone out, its also important for those of us deep into the journey that we too must attack our hardships and plateaus with a great attitude and good ole fashion hard work!

Hacking Sleep
“Chronically bad sleep slathers on body fat, screws up our hormones, ages us faster, increases chronic illnesses, and drains our IQ and mojo.”

Brian St. Pierres article is a comprehensive on how to improve your sleeping and waking habits to ensure you get much more out of your night’s rest.  Nothing incredibly new here, but a great all in one resource if you find your sleep and/or recovery getting out of whack.

Rethinking Stress could save you life
“Stressing over stress is what makes stress so stressful.”

In this fantastic article from Mark’s Daily Apple, Mark breaks down why the perception of stress and our mental, and emotional response to it is truly what does us physical harm in the long run.  Sisson also gives some great techniques for coping and dealing with normally stressful life situation.
– Coach Wes