Reflection Paper On Learning Flexibility

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“When you think that you can’t make a difference, remember that one raindrop raises the ocean.” – Author Unknown At first, I took this class because it knocked off one of the requirements for a degree; however, as the term continued, I grew to love it. It was one of those classes that you didn’t want to miss a class. I already had a plan to better myself not only mentally but physically as well; this class really helped motivate me to modify my diet and exercise. This past couple of months have been the most motivated I have been in years. And while I have not been losing weight, I have been losing body fat. This term has also been the time where my perspective has changed from trying to lose weight to try to lost excess body fat. Learning …show more content…
Even at my gym, I see people who will do one and not the other. I didn’t know the difference so I usually stretched before my workout, but now I stretch after. I made the change after reading the chapter on flexibility and how stretching after your workout, while your muscles are still warm, helps develop flexibility in your muscles and joints. One thing that I thought was really interesting was that flexibility affects the nervous system too. Throughout the term, I had noticed my flexibility increase: from barely able to touch my toes to be able to touch the ground with my palms. I have also noticed that I don’t get headaches as …show more content…
One of the most confusing topics in nutrition over the years has been carbohydrates. I’ve heard two main diets concerning carbs: avoid carbs at all times and moderation is key. I also didn’t know that there were two types of carbs: simple and complex. Knowing this has been extremely beneficial to not only my workouts but also my everyday life. If I’m feeling low on energy, I just eat some simple carbs life fruit to re-energize. Learning that twenty percent of carbs are consumed in the mouth while the other eighty in the small intestine was astonishing. My diet has almost fully changed (for the better) from discussions in class and from reading the

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