I am thrilled to introduce the first post from Dr G of the Bartendaz . The Bartendaz have been instrumental in introducing calisthenics and bodyweight training in to High Schools around America, inspiring kids and adults alike to MOVE. Read, absorb, apply…and most of all – Share!
” The wise chief moves not without pondering its affect upon the following seven generations ” Native American proverb
RIGHT NOW – There is a surprisingly noticeable shift taking place all over the globe, as the repercussions of a extremely turbulent economic climate uproot the foundations upon which decades of several social traditions have stood.
At the epicenter of this awakening lies man’s fragile self image, intertwined with his consumer consciousness. Frantically begging him to focus on what is really important amidst a pounding hangover, a ugly reminder as well as a logical byproduct, from self imposed over indulgence.
The human body truly needs but a few basic things to maintain productivity
Sunshine – Air – Water – Food – Rest – Love – Exercise
Which brings us to the lowest common denominator of life, MOVEMENT.
Life is always dynamic never static therefore movement is an essential component of healthy living, psychologically- physically and spiritually.
In fact, when one researches the etymology of the word spirit we find that its of latin origins which means to breathe or breath.
Thus the very source of life itself is rooted in movement because the prolonged stoppage of breathing is synonymous with death, lack of movement. Hence the medical term flat line.
Therefore, it is movement – its quality, its quantity and its consistency that we are most concerned with if we are about the art and science of living.
Current statistics tell us that this is the first generation of youth in the history of the world that is predicted to expire before their parents, due to the high levels of degenerative diseases running rampant.
However those same stats reveal that these so called diseases – high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, anxiety, depression and even cancer can be avoided as well as eliminated when make proper movement
a part of our daily diets.
That’s what makes the 100 rep challenge so genius! In its simplicity it addresses one of the most complex dilemmas of the present social/political/economic landscape.
By creatively engaging youth and the young at heart to do some form/any form of movement for 100 repetitions every day, we are planting the seeds of longevity in the minds of the children that will produce a bountiful harvest of healthy individuals.
Bottom line, better people make a better world.
So do what you do – be it walking, gardening, martial arts, deep breathing, weight training, parkour, free running, natural movements – whatever it is do it with a conscious intention and a mindful purpose and don’t forget to have FUN doing it!!!!!!!
SUCCESS IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT!!!!!