21 Days to develop a (new) habit…

21 Days to develop a (new) habit…

“Dr Maxwell Maltz wrote the bestseller Psycho-Cybernetics. Originally a Plastic Surgeon, Maltz noticed that it took 21 days for amputees to cease feeling phantom sensations in the amputated limb. From further observations he found it took 21 days to create a new habit. Since then the ’21 Day Habit Theory’ has become an accepted part of self-help programs. Brain circuits take engrams (memory traces), and produce neuroconnections and neuropathways only if they are bombarded for 21 days in a row. This means that our brain does not accept ‘new’ data for a change of habit unless it is repeated each day for 21 days (without missing a day).”
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This is great news for those new to exercise or those who have dropped out and are hesitant to get back in a routine!
I can write the book on: “A thousand excuses not to exercise.”
Most of us develop some degree of procrastination, mostly because of the idea starting (again) with exercise will be for the rest of our lives.
The hardest part seems to be the beginning and if only we realize that after disciplining ourselves for only 21 days, it becomes easier, (though never easy!).
Gradually we’ll experience the benefits from our exercise in the form of: Improving endurance, muscle tone, metabolism, stress-relief, cardio-vascular capability and even loosing weight.
Also, just the knowledge that exercise will help to reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes and it also will stop arthritis from progressing, should be encouraging.
The higher the reward, the less resistance we might have to stay the course.
Maybe you made New Years resolutions and you are hesitant to begin.
Please view this as suggestion of encouragement.
Here at Precision Bikes we applaud any effort put forth and if we can help you in any way to get (back) into cycling, swimming and/or running, we’re glad to answer your questions and meet your needs the best we can.
So please feel free to call, drop an email or stop by the shop ;)
(collaborated with R.V.)
Please remember, exercise can be fun and you don’t have to go far necesarely!
(Surely this can’t be Smitty?)

 

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