In an exciting but crazy, crazy world how do we stay resilient? Buoyant, focused, content...? Seizing our opportunities yet more than appreciative of what we have? Bags of astonishing energy?
Ten areas require regular maintenance. They are here in overview. Today is the turn of physical resilience: to keep stress to where it ought to be: buzz rather than distraction and stress. To have the energy to get things done. To play as well as work. To see a few sun-rises. To simply feel alive and well.
Move. Walk, climb stairs, stand: an excellent and natural place to start.
Run. Occasionally, with good form (see 4) and once strong (see 3).
Get strong. Many lower back problems are not the chair: it's because we have lost strength in our core.
Get a coach: to teach you good form with running and lifting (see 5).
Lift some weights to strengthen muscle and maintain bone.
Stay mobile. Read Kelly Starrett and Katy Bowman.
Seek variety. The answer is rarely 'the gym'.
The answer is something you enjoy and from kayaking to cycling to hiking to gardening, it's out there.
Move and move and move. And stand and stand and lift and carry and climb. And jump. Rather than sit on cycle at the gym reading a novel for 50 minutes.