Do you have a young goalie in your life? As the youth hockey season winds down it will be time to hang up the skates for another season. Ahhh…the BBQ’s, the swimming, the family camping trips, sleeping in, hockey training. WHAT?? Did I just say hockey training? In the off-season? Well, yes I did. If your little athlete plays at a high level such as rep hockey or has aspirations of playing in the pro or semi-pro leagues then some type of summer off-ice training is a good thing.
Yesterday, a client of mine wanted to see what her 100m time would be, she also found out that- running full speed for 100m, she burns roughly 25 calories.
In the office that I also work in, someone brought in donuts today and a person here decided to split their crumb donut with the person next to them and then- after looking it up- determined that the 1/2 of crumb donut was 160 something calories.
I thought about it, and that 1/2 of a donut is the same as 7, 100m sprints.
When you are strength training, it is important to inhale on relaxation and exhale during exertion. For cardio, you generally breathe in and out through the nose or, when intensity ramps up, through the mouth. If you get a side-stich when running, exhale during the left footfall (not the right). If you can't catch your breath, stand tall with your hands behind your head to open the lungs and allow for deeper inhalations. When cooling down or stretching, deep slow breaths help calm the body and aid in recovery.
As we strive to excel in our physical performance, our drive often leads us to ignore signals of pain. Yet, pain is a highly instructive experience, and can lead us to understand so much more about our bodies if we learn to listen. The body's innate wisdom must be respected. Gray Cook eloquently describes the importance of heeding these signals; "The presence of pain in the movement matrix changes the rules of fitness and rehabilitative exercise.
So you wanna get fit? Then you need to understand what FITTE really means. No, I didn’t spell it wrong…FITTE stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type and Enjoyment. When thinking about designing your fitness routine, understanding what the FITTE principle means will help you in your fitness and weight-loss goals.
Ok, so it is Tuesday, we are well rested from our week and should be in full gear for the challenges ahead. Is it too soon to encounter any stumbles, obstacles or road blocks that will keep us off task?
Just remember, plan your day, plan ahead and plan for results. We may not have total control over every situation, which is good. This is where trust and positive thinking come into play. Always be ready to succeed without anything or anyone holding you back!
Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women (in comparison, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men). Each year 55,000 more women have a stroke than men. Because in general women live longer than men, stroke will have a more negative impact on their lives. More women will:
1. Live alone when they have a stroke
2. Be more likely to live in a long term health care facility after a stroke
3. Have a worse recovery after stroke
How can women prevent a more negative impact on their life?
Obtaining a personal alarm system may help to reduce the negative outcome.
Traditionally speaking, when it comes to exercise, men have dominated the lifting weights world. This occurred mainly due to men being allowed to participate in sporting activities while women were not allowed to because it was not considered “lady like” and it was illegal (Illegal for Women to Lift Weights).