We’ve all heard the phrase "mind over matter" – the idea that a person's mental outlook can affect his or her ability to overcome challenges in all facets of life. Popular advocates of this mantra include bestselling author Deepak Chopra, whose extensive body of work promotes the belief that habits and attitude are the main determining factors behind health and happiness. According to Chopra, "Positive input promotes well‒being; negative input impairs well‒being."
Each year 45 percent of American adults make New Year's resolutions. And each year, one-fourth of them will fail to keep their resolutions through the first week of January. And to no one's surprise, these numbers get worse as time goes on, with another one-third of resolvers forsaking their efforts after the first month.
Here at Push Pedal Pull, we understand that sometimes it can be a challenge to hop on your treadmill, elliptical or other type of exercise equipment and give it all you’ve got. On some days, it may feel that all you have left is enough energy to plop down on the couch and mindlessly click through channels. We get it. But we also know that every minute you put into fitness is an investment for your future health and happiness. With that in mind, today we’re sharing inspiring stories to help you get ready to move.