Winning The Mental Battle of Physical Fitness and Obesity | Ogie Shaw | TEDxSpokane





This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Physical Fitness does not have to be complicated. There are psychological aspects to staying motivated for fitness and then a few rules to adopt for success. The speaker presents his ideas on motivation, measuring your fitness level, and exercises to become fit.

Ogie Shaw is a native of Raleigh, NC. He is a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill earning degrees in both Speech and Physical Education, later earning certification as a Health Promotion Director from the Cooper InstituteĀ® in Dallas, Texas. He served with the Portland Police Bureau and later joined a national network of medical and fitness leaders dedicated to teaching the health benefits of daily exercise. He has been an author, counselor, seminary graduate and pastor to Portland-area retirement homes. He has trained the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks, and he has been asked to write a book on his work providing fitness training for paraplegics.

Ogie has had a passion for fitness, health, business, and music all of his life. His career goal is to establish a model for a fitness lifestyle for Americans that is sufficient to impact physical and mental health. He has given over 5000 speeches on fitness motivation.

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Become a New Healthier You With This Helpful Information

Failure to get in shape is not the result of doing an exercise inappropriately. Not knowing how to lose weight and lack of motivation are the main reasons people quit, or do not even try in the first place. You have to make it fun, and these pieces of advice will assist you.

It is a great idea to play your favorite songs when you start exercising. Music is ideal for adding enthusiasm to a workout, particularly if it is of upbeat tempo. This is because the body’s natural reaction is to move when hearing music that it likes. Music makes exercise fun. It can get the blood pumping as if you are dancing. This is why most cardio workouts are set to music. You will forget about any aches and pains and carry on working out for a little while longer.

Latch onto anyone you know who might also be trying to get fit. Chart your progress together and enjoy each other’s support. When friends come to work out with you it goes faster. You will forget that you are exercising which will make your routine more enjoyable.

There are many great video games to help you work out. To keep your mind off working out while exercising, use a video game based workout routine. By getting deeply engaged in the exercise, you are distracted from feelings of fatigue. You can exercise longer when you take your mind off the task.

You should buy clothes that will complement your body type. This is a great motivational tool. Workout clothes come in all sorts of colors and styles. Thanks to the different options available, it is very easy to express your creativity when choosing an outfit. Choosing exercise clothes that make you feel good will make you want to work out.

If you do not vary your exercise routines daily, it will not be long before you become bored. Keeping your workouts fresh is the key to staving off boredom and maintaining your interest. Keeping yourself motivated is important. If you lose interest in your exercise program, then that could lead to quitting. Once you stop, it becomes a whole lot more difficult to restart.

A good way to make reaching your goals extra rewarding is to treat yourself to something nice every time you do. Your reward to yourself should be something that will keep your motivation levels high. It should be something you look forward to, such as a day at the spa, a massage or even a nice, healthy dinner out with friends. Don’t go too crazy with the rewards. Keep it modest and relatively simple; you don’t need to shower yourself with gifts each time you reach a fitness goal. It will remind you of how well you are doing and at the same time will keep you motivated.

Exercise won’t feel like a punishment if you choose workouts that you enjoy. The following article is filled with creative ideas to help you devise a personal workout plan that is fun and engaging from start to finish.

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