Training for Mental Health! I see the change in my clients all the time. We are not only building “Muscle” we are building ways to enhance your mental and emotional health.Without mental health, physical health cannot be sustained.
Physical activity: enhances physiological health, raises tolerance for emotional stress, increases familiarity with physical stress, boosts self-efficacy, fosters social contact, increases exposure to outdoors, sunlight and green environments, diverts negative thinking, encourages engagement instead of avoidance.
Grab a freind, co-worker or someone who is about your fitness level and train together! It gives you the benefits of personal training at a much lower fee. You get to have FUN with a friend and receive the same amonut of attention as personal training. Sweating it up with a friend also gives you accountablity to KEEP going. Call today to set up an no obligation consult.
Greening the Mind-Look what a walk in the woods can do! Think what more a swim or kayak ride can do for our body and soul. Stay tuned for more outdoor activity info on our FB page!
Journalist Florence Williams traveled to N.Japan in '12 to investigate research indicating that walking in a green forest decreases physiological measures such as heart rate and blood pressure. She joined University of Chiba scientist Y. Miyazaki for a clinical comparison of the brain activity & vital signs of 12 male college students during a walk in a forest versus a walk in an urban setting. Williams was not an official participant in the study, but she did have her vital signs measured. She learned that when she was walking in the forest, oxyhemoglobin concentrations in the prefrontal cortex of her brain declined, showing that her sympathetic nervous system had gotten a restorative break. Her systolic blood pressure had dropped 6 points by the end of the forest walk, whereas it rose 6 points during the city walk (Williams 2)
Makes you want to go.... ahhhhhh
A client and me at the MS Walk. Liz is a testament of perseverance, in spite of her limitations! She goes for it every week during our sessions. I learn as much from her as she may learn from me. It was a wonderful day and great event.
Since it is National Nutrition Month most of my posts will be about nutrition this month.
Here are some fun challenges you might want to try this month.
Join a few of the following challenges to keep you motivated this March!
• Get in the best shape in the shortest amount of time with celebrity trainer, Brett Hoebel in the http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/brett-20-minute-body
• Take a fitness-inspired photo-a-day challenge with IDEAFit in the http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/march
• Do 30 minutes of outdoor activity 3 times a week in March with Sally Jeppson in the http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/embracewintermovement
• Burn fat every day with Marcelo Vazquez in the March Fat Burning Challenge with Dumbbells
• Create the life you were meant to live through a holistic approach in Sarah Reiter's http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/365-mind-body-wellness
Have fun. Let me know how you do!
Another reason, among many, not to eat at fast food establishments. Besides eating too many calories when we are out and nutritional values of fast food is dismal, we intake chemicals, non real food and added colors…. and we wonder why we can’t lose weight. We intake “stuff” our body cannot process therefore screwing up our metabolism. Eat food with ingredients you can pronounce.