National Health and Fitness Month – May

suck-it-up-buttercup“Suck it up buttercup!”

So what if it is cold outside!  So what if you don’t want to clean your room!  So what if it tastes terrible!

 

I can’t count the number of times I have heard this.  And I know that my boys have heard this as they participated in their various activities. Learning how to skate…suck it up…get up and keep moving forward. Playing soccer…suck it up…it’s only a bruise.  Running the triathlon…suck it up…you’re almost there.

What a saying!

It is meant to encourage perseverance.  It is meant to strengthen one’s character during difficult times.  It is meant to point out that whining will get you no where.

So what does all of this have to do with health and fitness?

Sometimes we just need to suck it up and get moving on those things that are good or right for us.  It is easier to sit and watch tv or play on the computer than going for a walk.  It is easier to give in to the ‘treats’ instead of making healthy food choices.

We need to incorporate more of a Suck It Up Buttercup spirit into our everyday life.

Life is tough, where a helmet.

Wishing you health and happiness.

 

If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!

 

Additional Resources:

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Finding Your Optimal Health

Stress Smart Shift Work

Flu Prevention Month

Quiet Day

Water: A Necessity

National Relaxation Day – August 15

Music As Medicine – Relaxing To The Beat

National Massage Therapy Week

National Senior Health And Fitness Day

 

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Written by Beverly Beuermann-King

Building Resiliency Through Stress and Wellness Strategies. Stress and resiliency strategist, Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP, translates current research and best practices information into a realistic, accessible and more practical approach through her dynamic stress and wellness workshops, on-line stress and resiliency articles, books, e-briefs and media interviews.

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