A Fresh Take on Newton’s First Law

Ok my first ACTUAL blog post. At the risk of sounding completely terrible, here goes.


Remember Sir Issac Newton?  You know, that guy with long, white hair who had an apple fall on his head and created the three laws of motion?  Yes, him.   Well….maybe he was talking about more than science in his first law….maybe he was talking about HEALTH!

To refresh your memory,  here’s Newton’s First Law:

“An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force.  An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”

This law shows us that objects have a tendency to keep doing what they’re doing.  It says that objects resist change unless there is an “unbalanced force” that changes their situation.  So, what does this say about your health?

Think nutrition:  is your nutrition (your daily intake) “at rest” or is it “in motion?”  If it’s at rest, find that “unbalanced force” to change the direction! Get motivated to make easy changes.  And if it’s “in motion” make sure it keeps going in the same awesome speed and direction, while resisting the forces that will unbalance it!

Think exercise:  is your exercise “at rest” or “in motion?” Newton’s law, translated, says if you’ve been a couch potato, it’s likely you’ll continue to be…and if you’ve been active, you’re likely to stay active.  GOOD NEWS: you don’t have to continue being at rest and it is so simple to find the unbalanced force here!  All you have to do is get a little bit more active.  Put on your tennis shoes.  Take the steps instead of the elevator.  Park farther away from the grocery store and walk.  Once you’re in motion, you’re likely to stay in motion!

So today, GET IN MOTION.  Make sure your diet and your body are both positively progressing.

Here’s my question for you: What are you doing today to get in motion?

Comment me and be sure to check back soon for my dissection of Newton’s Second Law.


One thought on “A Fresh Take on Newton’s First Law

  1. Pingback: Newton’s Second Law: Translated « healthyglowandgo

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