Thomas Physical Therapy April 2019

THE THOMAS TIMES

APRIL 2019

Randy’s Ramblings

AWARENESS AND CHOICES OF THOUGHTS

The quality of our lives is determined largely by how we choose to process our experiences on a daily basis. We can literally process any event in our lives in hundreds of different ways. Some will make us hap- py while others will let us sample one of the many flavors of misery. People much smarter than I have developed tech- niques to help them be successful as they deal with day to day activities in their life. There is a space between our awareness of a thought and the action or interpretation that we habitually chose. However, if we can start becoming aware of a different option during that time we can change the outcome and the way it makes us feel. When I find myself in that place my mantra is, “step up.” The challenge is that it takes practice. We can’t respond to the big events in our lives the way we want to if we don’t practice responding to the little situations in a way that creates a positive outcome. Some of the wisest things I’ve said are those I didn’t.

In Honor of April Fools’ Day THEWORLD’S SILLIESTWORKOUTS

It’s no secret that exercise is extremely beneficial for your overall health. And while those benefits are no joke, there are plenty of fitness trends and methodologies that warrant a laugh. It’s hard to take every aspect of the fitness world with stone-faced seriousness, especially when some of the workouts of the past seem like they were devised by comedi- ans rather than trainers. In honor of April Fools’ Day, let’s count down the top-five most off-the-wall, bonkers, and hilarious fitness programs to ever grace home video or the internet. To watch these videos for yourself, you can look them up on YouTube. No. 5: ‘POODLE EXERCISE WITH HUMANS’ This one lands so low on our list only because it’s clear that the tongue-in-cheek nature of the clip is at least partly intentional. Lycra, leg warmers, fanny packs — these have all been de rigueur gym accessories at one point or another. But you generally wouldn’t see a person at the gym wearing prosthetic balls on their arms to resemble a poodle. Nor would you find yourself working out with a pack of half-poodle, half-humans. The clip, created by Panasonic as part of the marketing for the 2004 Athens Olympics, may have been designed for laughs, but the result is bizarre enough to raise eyebrows.

-Randy Thomas

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