Your most important asset is YOURSELF! It's your own body, and without a healthy one, it will limit what the rest of your life can be. I just want everyone to make sure to make your own physical fitness a priortity. If your body is feeling strong, your mind and heart will feel strong as well. Nobody should ever neglect their own health at the expense of an easy, fast-food meal, or diet pill. So much scientific evidence shows the advantages of spending a few extra minutes on a home cooked meal and a solid expecise plan. I have been a cook for many years, including working for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and can give you advice on easy and healthy cooking! Please use resources that are available and willing to reach out to you, and that includes me. I am certified and experienced as both a cook and personal trainer and want to pass on as much knowledge as I can to the public. If you're reading this and have any questions about health, nutrition, healthy cooking, etc. please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Live a healthy life!
It's been awhile since I posted anything here. I've been very busy with work and many of life's other responsibilities. One thing that has remained consistent is my own workout ethic. That ethic is something I wish to continue to bring to members of the community. It is my belief that any person of any age can fit in some sort of effective exercise into their day's routine. If you only have 20 minutes of spare time, you can get a tremendous amount of exercise in that time. If you are someone like me you will do that on your own almost everyday of the week. If you are someone who would rather use that time to veg out in front of the tube or eat a snack that you know you shouldn't have, maybe it's time to seek out a professional on how you can be more healthy. That's where a personal trainer comes into play. I want to be an available resource for advice, motivation, and education. Feel free to use me as a professional contact for advice or get involved in personal training and we will work together to get you on the path to a healthy lifestyle that fits your needs.
Just wanted to give a public forewarning for any who may be thinking of do something in the woods. I've heard through word of mouth of multiple copperhead sightings and a dog that was bit, so just be on the lookout if your out enjoying the wilderness. Usually they hang out in rocky areas, so just keep an eye out. Was just mountain biking and didn't see any, but when ur cruising down a mountain at 20 mph it's kind of hard to notice much of anything besides what to avoid crashing into ;)
Just some food for thought on footwear. I recently purchased a pair of running shoes, whereas previously I had been doing my running in some run-of-the-mill cross-trainers. What a difference it makes! My cross-trainers were fine, but it has come to my attention that having a pair of shoes that allow your feet to contour naturally to the surface beneath has great implication when doing long distance running. Inadequate footwear can lead to any number of injuries including overuse injuries due to improper running technique that can be caused because of the footwear you have. Running barefoot really is the best option, but I would never expect anyone to run barefoot down a trail or road. Having the pair of shoes that fit your feet and their natural movement is the way to go to avoid problems with long distance running down the road (and yes, I did intend for that to be a little pun). Always remember to do your stretching, too, as that will also help to avoid some commons ailments tht come with long-distance running. For more info on footwear, there are some really great websites out there that you can find through searches, and local, independently owned shoe stores generally will have friendly and helpful service reps that can help with any questions.
Some of these hot, humid days we've had have reminded me of the importance of adjusting your routine in extreme weather. Your body takes about two weeks to adjust to excessive heat combined with high humidity. This means you may have tailor down your intensity on these days and remember to drink about 10 oz of water before your workout and drink to replace sweat afterwards or as you go (i.e., for everyone ounce of bodyweight lost, drink 1 oz of water). Just remember that exercising in high heat and humidity can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke in some cases. Some common signs of heat exhaustion would include headache, undue fatigue, cramps, and nausea. So just remember to take it easy those first couple of workouts in the heat and your body will begin to adjust, and don't forget to drink water and cool down after the workout.
Some great weather we've had around Boiling Springs lately. Went for a long run at Springville Meadows/South Middleton Park trail last night. Gotta love seeing all the people and animals out and about along the trail and park and having such a great resource to use for recreation in our community.