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.
70% of working Americans get little or no physical activity. Exercise has shown to improve work performance, attendance and satisfaction.
Contact us to see what services we can offer your employees to increase their healthy lifestyles! Fitness classes, coaching, personal training, lectures, workshops, walking programs, lunch and learns.
Fall Fitness Classes open to the public.
Blackridge-Churchill: Trendsetters-Active Older Adult Fitness,Yoga, Belly Dancing
Downtown Pittsburgh PA Federal Building : Core Training, Strength & Belly Dancing
Imperial PA by International Airport: Belly Dancing
personal training specialties:
on-line training • 50+ • senior • general fitness • outdoor training • youth •
athletes • weekend warriors • aqua/pool/water • small group training • TRX• pre/post natal
In-home, in independent and assisted living facilities.
See our web-site for all details