A measley 1.3% of trips in the U.S.A. are taken by bicycle. Compare and contrast with Holland where it’s 25%; Germany 14%; our neighbors up north in Canada are even up over 2%. In America we don’t find the time to ride or even walk. We tend to sit. Here’s what’s happening inside us as we take a seat. Our subcutaneous fat tends to disappear as we age. Instead, we build up visceral fat. This viscistuff infiltrates our organs, bathing them in a nasty chemical stew that wrecks havoc. Liposection only removes the good, subcutaneous fat. Viscystuff can’t be removed safely because it’s intertwinned with organs and blood vessels. What destroys the viscy?
Start building strength, friend. Start by strengthening your core as core strength is your injury prevention pill. The more muscle you build, the more mitochondria (fat fighter) you create.
Muscle vs. Viscy. You choose. Your choices have consequences. Choose to build some muscle, my friend. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy either. You can choose to go cross fit or you can choose to push up, pull up, and plank. You can choose to build strength by doing heavy weights and few reps or light/body weight and lots of reps. You can choose yoga. You can choose to swim. You can choose to walk the links or hike the yonder hills. You can choose tennis. You can choose soccer, cycling, or hockey. You can choose to wrestle. You can choose to run. You can choose any number of options as long as you choose to move and choose wisely to focus on form, first and foremost. Build muscle, friend.
Btw, I’m doing a little walking, running, weights, hiking, golfing, riding, and having fun mixing it up along the way. You wouldn’t look at me and think I’m building muscle either. I know what I’m building even if it doesn’t show. You will too. Start moving, friend. Move. Find a few to move with you. Enjoy the journey toward fighting the visceral and building the muscle. I’m on vacation and choosing to move it as I slow down and recharge. I’m hitting the gym momentarily and then heading out with Miss for one of those 1.3% of our trips taken on two wheels that you pedal. I plan to spin and take in the sights. I plan to be with. I’m integrating work and life, movement and slowing down, bitter and sweet, building muscle and mitochondria while fighting the vissystuff too. How ‘bout you?
Live hard. Love harder…