The Best Version Of You

It is common knowledge that exercising on a regular basis allows your body feel and function its best, but yet many people fail to incorporate exercise into their daily schedule.  Work, kids, social lives, managing a household, various interests and ambitions, and finding some time to relax all tend to take priority over physically challenging our bodies to improve our health and wellbeing.  However, this is not the case for everybody.

Josh Steimle, CEO of MWI, describes why he chooses to prioritize exercising on a regular basis over putting in extra hours at the office in this article from Entrepreneur.  He notes how exercising has positively impacted all areas of his life and how making exercise a priority in his schedule has allowed his business to grow.  He also acknowledges the responsibility we all have to eachother, to be as healthy and well-functioning as we can be in order to allow others to be the best versions of themselves, too.

Too often, many of us fall to the belief that we can keep giving and giving and giving to others without ever taking the time to build ourselves back up.  Too often, this noble mindset leads to burnout, excessive stress, chronic illness, and, ultimately, the inability to give anymore.

While your time, energy, and attention are extremely valuable, consider that the most valuable gift you can give somebody is the best version of you possible.  Scheduling time every day to exercise is an important piece to make sure that you are able to give as much as you desire to others.  Making sure you are the best version of yourself is not a selfish thing to do.  It is simply acknowledging to others that you care enough about them to be able to give them only the best version of you.

If you would like guidance on a good starting place for exercise, be sure to check out our free e-books, “The 5-Minute Mobility Check” and “5 Simple Steps to Creating Lifelong Health Through Exercise” as well as our various blogs and 2-Minute Tuesdays videos!

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Charlie Cates
Char­lie Cates, M.S. is a Muscle Activation Techniques™ Master Specialist (MATm), an MATRx™ Full Body Specialist, a mastery level Resistance Training Specialist™ (RTSm), and a Cer­ti­fied Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Charlie attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 2010, where he played varsity basketball for four years. In 2016 he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Science degree in exercise science.

A type-1 diabetic, he is the owner of Muscle Activation Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL. He is an instructor for the Muscle Activation Techniques™ program, introducing students of all different backgrounds to the MAT™ process.

Charlie specializes in managing and improving the function of his clients’ muscular system through the MAT™ process and utilizing RTS™ principles.

He can be reached via e-mail at charlie@matschaumburg.com. Fol­low him on Twit­ter and Instagram at @CharlieCates!

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