The Pump Daily
Welcome back to the positive corner of wellness. Here’s a daily digest designed to make you healthier in less than 5 minutes.
Today’s Health Upgrade
Motivation from Arnold
Recipe of the week
Worse than smoking?
The Next Time You Feel Lazy...
This is probably not going to go the way you think.
If you’ve ever spent time on Reddit, you might know Arnold loves popping in to chat with people. Recently, someone asked Arnold for some tough love and motivation. His response was a masterclass in empathy and mindset.
Failing or falling short of your goals is rarely the problem. It's when you stop entirely. The ability to "fail," get back up, and keep doing little things that are good for you is how you achieve long-term health. You don't need to be perfect; you just need to be consistent.
The best part about Arnold’s response? It shows that anyone has the power to lift others. When you bring positivity into the world, it can have a life-changing impact. So what are you waiting for? Text or call a friend, and give the gift of positivity to someone today.
Recipe of the Week: The Sleep Snack
Tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin (the hormone responsible for sleep) and may help regulate your sleep-wake cycle. The recipe below gives you the benefits of cherries but delivered in a snack you’ll actually enjoy. If you struggle falling asleep, trying this treat about 2 to 3 hours before you go to bed.
1-2 cups of frozen tart cherries
1 medium frozen banana
1/2 cup liquid (water, milk, dairy substitute of your choice).
Toppings: coconut flakes, extra banana slices
How to make it: Blend frozen cherries, the banana, and liquids (for bowls, you want the minimal liquid to keep the texture thick like sorbet). Add toppings, and enjoy!
The New Smoking
If you need another reason to lift weights, science paints a pretty picture for those who love a good pump.
The main takeaway from this article: muscle and strength helps protect you the most common and deadly age-related diseases. The study examined people for up to 10 years, and saw that strength improves the health of your DNA and slows biological aging.
This has many implications for preventing disease. Or, as study author Mark Peterson puts it, “We know that smoking, for example, can be a powerful predictor of disease and mortality, but now we know that muscle weakness could be the new smoking.”
If you needed a deeper reason to stick to your plan this week, now you have it.