Hello PL Community! I hope all is well (especially after today's update) and enjoying your summer.
For those of you who know (and others who do not), I am a teacher. However, many of you do not know that I am certified to teach K-12 Health and Wellness. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and very active individual. I got into this field, not because I wanted to teach sports and games, but because I have a passion to help individuals develop, and maintain, healthy lifestyles. As some of you know, I left PL a few months ago while dealing with some health issues. As I recovered, I realized just how sedentary I had become. Someone who use to workout religiously hadn't done a pull-up in over a year. Someone who use to cycle over 100 miles/week hadn't touched his bike in months. And so I quit PL and began my climb back to the top. While going through some of my books last night, it hit me: "Why not spread your passion and knowledge to the STS community??" The answer is this thread.
We all deal with stress. Whether it be in a scholastic setting, home environment, work environment, relationships, etc., stress is always there. How we handle that stress determines how we will respond each day to the obstacles we face. Exercise is the best way to help you not only look and feel better, but to learn how to manage that stress. My goal: to do my best to educate my fellow community members on all things dealing in health and wellness. Many of us, myself included, do not realize how much STS engulfs our lives with their games. DON'T GET ME WRONG, games are fun and have a place. However, they should not be the only exit in our lives. If we do not eat properly, get enough rest, and exercise regularly, then reaching the next elite cap will be the least of your concerns.
The purpose of this thread is to introduce you guys to my vision. Beginning next week (preferrably Monday), I will begin to post threads to educate the community on things we can do to take care of ourselves. I will focus on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, injury care and prevention, and much more. In my mind, if I only help one community member, then my mission is complete (though I hope to help many, many more.) Once I am able to gauge the frequency, need, and interest of my posts, I will transfer it into a blog (though I have never "blogged" in my life... lol).
If you guys have anything you want to know about, please post it within this thread. I will try to coordinate things based on events going on during the year (i.e. the Olympics beginning soon), and also the interest each topic attracts. Please understand the purpose of this thread is to strictly to introduce my intentions and gather feedback from the community. Please keep pm's and questions stored for when I post about a specific topic so as to keep this thread running smoothly and where I can answer questions for all to see in the apporpriate thread.
Thank you for your time. I am excited to share my knowledge with you.