In January, I decided to stop drinking diet pepsi. I was having one with lunch every day. When I was younger, I drank Pepsi and when I got into my 20s and I was thinking only about calories, I switched to diet. Oh, how I have changed my views. With age comes wisdom. After becoming a nutrition coach and taking on a more hollistic, whole food, organic type of lifestyle, I thought it would be best to rid myself of that awful-for-you diet pepsi. Therefore, since January I have only been drinking water, wine and green tea on occasion.
Ok - I get the whole idea of family being a unit of social support BUT - yes of course you are going to get my take on it . By now you must realize that my posts are a bit of a rant, a bit of blah blah blah, and a lot of ' now I will just shut my big yap'. But seriously - I regard fitness as an individual choice, I love teaching small groups and one on one and offering all of the professional support that I can in a fun and welcoming environment BUT ( see the fine line here ) I choose to keep my FAMILY out of it.
Thinking healthy leads to being healthy. ~Michael R. Mantell, PhD, Behavioral Psychologist Most of us know that losing weight and feeling great are two of the benefits of leading an active lifestyle, but did you know that exercise is amazingly good for the brain? Research findings continue to suggest that physical activity, even in small amounts, may delay or slow cognitive decline in older adults. This is great news to those of who wish to remain independent as we age.
I am injured. It's just terrible when it happens. I hear clients all the time blame it on their age ... I don't get that? I have ALWAYS gotten injured from exercise. Not terrible injuries. I have never blown out a knee, I have never broken a bone. I have strained muscles, I have been in the boot, I have had plenty of sore spots that needed icy hot. I used to have - before BARRE - plenty of foot issues. I get a sore shoulder, neck, low back ... etc, etc. We all go through this, whatever our age.
What do YOU do if you have to work late and won't get to eat dinner till 8:00 PM? I have found I don't have much energy the next day if I eat late. In fact, my extended family has always made fun of me for wanting to eat so early. (I have alot of Europeans in my family too, that doesn't help!) Luckily for me, Eric likes to eat dinner early so we do fine most days. If you get up early (those of us who workout at 5:30 AM know what that means!) you are HUNGRY at 4:30 ... so a meal at 5:00-6:00 is great.
Fibromyalgia is a multi-layered condition, and those who are suffering from it often have a difficult time communicating the complexities to others. Here is an excerpt from the Fibromyalgia Foundation’s website:
Hi Guys,I am thinking of organizing a holiday challenge. I need some feedback! What kind of challenge would you be interested in, food related, exercise, both? I would love ot hear from you. I'm thinking Thanksgiving into the new year, or December and January. Can't wait to hear from you all!
Protecting the Spine from Kyphosis
People with bone loss in the spine are often concerned about changes in the spine or the backbone that cause it to curve forward. This curve is called kyphosis. It can happen when a person with osteoporosis breaks several of the bones that form the spine. These bones are the vertebrae. When they break, they are called vertebral or compression fractures. There are also other conditions that cause kyphosis. Kyphosis causes a person’s posture to look stooped or hunched and the person loses height.
Doing any kind of stretching before an exercise is very important. By stretching you loosen up your muscles and tendons so that you can get the maximum results out of your workout and not be as sore as you would if you didn’t stretch before exercising. The three stretches that runners recommend the most are hamstring stretches, quadriceps stretching, calf stretches, Piriformis stretches, and groin stretches.
The nutrition industry is a mess! There is so much contradictory information out there and so many diet fads simply trying to turn a quick buck. If there is one piece of advice I can give you its "DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!"