Our body needs exercise as much as daily food. People who perform physical activity regularly stay healthy longer and look younger. In many countries, people of retirement age are actively involved in sports, and they really look way better than those who lead a sedentary life. Still, we find millions of excuses not to exercise. Some of us say that doing sports is expensive, others that they don’t have enough time for this. But let’s be honest: you can go jogging in the morning before going to work. It will take no longer than 1,5 hours of your time, but it will bring you a lot of benefits. Whatever you do: athletics, aerobics, fitness, or jogging in the morning — sport is the best way to improve your health, making you look and feel good.
Like any other regular activity, physical training helps to build self-discipline. The habit of doing sports on a daily basis will put a starting point in your schedule. With it, you can make the planning of your everyday life more understandable and stable. Besides, it will be easier for you to build discipline in other areas of your life. Think of sport as the first step towards waking up to the first alarm (and sometimes even without it), coming to meetings on time, and learning a new language.
But doing sports requires proper equipment. That’s why this site was created. The willpowerpeak.com is a lovely brainchild of three healthy lifestyle addicts who are going to give you the hottest sport gear reviews, news, and tips.
Alan Fletcher, a true mountain junkie
“The brain is the most important muscle in climbing,” — a famous quote by Wolfgang Güllich. These words characterize climbing very well and explain why training is useful not only for the body but also for intellectual development. Climbing is available for everyone. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to start doing it.
I fell in love with mountains the first time I’ve seen them. It was 15 years ago, and I was on a camping trip with my parents. I started attending a mountain climbing club soon and became addicted to it. Climbing is a meditation in motion because it gives you moments when you cannot think of anything except moving from one hook to another.
I was working as a mountain guide probably all around the planet. One day, I met my wife in the mountains, literally on the top of the world. Now, I have a beautiful family and three kids, so I don’t have much time for climbing, but sometimes I go camping with my friends. I am also into gym workouts, and I can’t imagine my life without sports. Since I ended my professional career as a climbing guide, I’ve been giving personal classes and help amateurs to get ready for conquering their first peaks. Also, that’s how the whole blog idea appeared.
Gregory Steele, a professional biker
Riding a bike in the city increases concentration and attentiveness. You need to monitor a lot of things — from traffic lights to maneuvers of passing cars and pedestrians. It stimulates your brain: in addition to attentiveness, cycling enhances such cognitive functions of the brain as creativity, because it is an aerobic exercise that improves brain oxygen processes. Besides, cycling is a great way to stay healthy and increase your stamina.
Some people collect expensive old cars, and I’m into collecting bikes. I have 15 different bikes: special mountain bikes, sportbikes, professional, amateur, and city bikes. My friends and colleagues call me a ‘bike expert’ because I give advice on how to choose the right bike. I’m also a massive fan of gym culture and heavyweight workouts. I met Alan at my local gym, and we’ve become friends quite soon. His idea of starting a sports blog seemed interesting to me, so I agreed to help.
Theresa Makowski, a jogging addict
Jogging is an excellent exercise to maintain not only a vigorous physical condition but also psychological. During the run, your body produces the endorphin hormone, the so-called “hormone of happiness.” This has a positive effect on your emotional state and can be an excellent remedy for depression or just a bad mood. So, running literally makes you happy!
It all started in my childhood. When I was in high school, I was the best at running. Running for me is not a trend, this is my whole life. I jog every morning, without exceptions: I don’t skip mornings on vacations or business trips. My friends are also sports fans: I went to my best friend’s yoga class for the first time about three years ago. Since then, I’ve been practicing regularly, and we also made several yoga trips to India. For my last birthday, I got a skateboard as a present from her. Now we’re both taking personal classes with a coach, and it’s 100% fun!