For the past 10 years my focus has been on health and wellness through movement. I beleive that movement is medicine that not only helps us to feel better in our body but also brings joy into our lives in so many ways. I find Pilates and the MELT Method to be two extremely effective tools to make movement the best it can be, no matter what your activity level.
We should all strive to move and use our bodies daily in a variety of productive and enjoyable ways. However, exercising frequently and intensely without planning for adequate recovery continues to be one of the most common causes of chronic stress I see in my practice.
Falls and balance problems are often a subject that is ignored for too long to the point that injuries happen.
Question(1) have balance problems, but no falls and do not use a cane or walker or other person to keep you up? If your answer is Yes, a community balance and mobility program may provide benefits.
Question (2) have you had 1 or 2 falls with or without injury? If your answer is yes, a targeted and individualized balance and mobility program and/ or physical therapy may provide best results. However, speaking with your doctor is important.
It’s your geography period in class, your textbook is open right there in front of you, you’re staring at it but you’re not reading a single word. It seems to you that your teacher is shouting in some foreign language and is trying to drill something unknown into your mind. Physically, you’re there in your class but your mind is not there! Don’t you think that this is a pretty common scenario among the kids, especially the teens? Most teachers even complain their parents about the same old problem of not concentrating in class.
I was visiting one of my doctors yesterday and it seems I always get into a discussion about exercise and nutrition. Yesterday, was no different. After my routine exam, we started talking about the different types of races people can compete in. Some like the tough mudders and others like the triathlons. Every body is different and that is what makes fitness fun! Then, we got on the topic of nutrition. At one point, she use to be close to 400 pounds, but has lost 60 over the last 2 years. Now, she struggles with getting the rest of it off.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become hugely popular thanks to real results in shorter periods of time and extensive benefits. With busy schedules the norm, it’s no wonder so many clients and potential clients are now seeking out these kinds of workouts.
So...if you're involved in youth hockey at all, you know that the season is coming to an end. If your the type of player that is always trying to improve your game then try my recommendations for increasing skating speed.Skating speed is a product of a couple things…skate stride and skate frequency. So, the longer your stride and the more strides you take, the faster you will be. Stride length can be improved in a couple ways. Using proper body mechanics in your skating and increasing the force with which you push off.
Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with a quote I love..."When you feel like quitting..think about why you started."Keep pushing and challenging yourself, you'll surprise yourself with what you can do.Reach out if you are interesting in any in-home personal training! : ) Carly : )