To remain the same or to change. To change requires courage, the courage to risk failure, the courage to risk difficulties, and the courage to risk sucess. Change is a process of becoming a new person. So many people take a New Years oath to lose weight.. or to get fit again... or just to get healthy.. But why wait til New Years? Why wait. Find courage and leap!
In life we will always benefit from the expertise of others. We hire a mechanic so they can discover what's wrong with our car and fix it. The expertise of a pastry chef is needed to create a cake for you that no box or recipe can possibly offer. A barber or hair stylist is needed to properly care for your hair. So why not seek the expertise of a certified personal trainer?
1. Understand Their Cognitive AbilitiesAccording to the American Psychological Association, teens may be emotionally immature, but they have reached cognitive maturity by age 16 (Steinberg et al. 2009). By then they have developed reasoning skills, logical thinking, metacognition (thinking about their thinking) and abstract thinking (Huebner 2012). Don’t talk down to teens; instead, ensure that exercises make sense to them.
This workout can be done with just your body weight OR add up to 20 pound dumbbells (5-8 pounds for beginners) to grow a little more muscle. 20 Sumo Squats50 Jumping Jacks20 Alternating Front Lunges20 Alternating Back Lunges10 Jump Squats20 SkatersRecover for 30-60 seconds50 Bridge Hips Lifts20 Straight Leg Reverse Planks10 Broad Jumps20 Walking LungesLight jog for 3 minutes
Finally, a place to share thoughts, ideas, links, exercises, classes, lifestyle, motivations, articles, answer questions etc. I may have nothing left to say at the start of each Spin class....or all day long. This could be a good thing for my family!
1. Almost everyone can do it.2. Helps with weight loss/management.3. Helps to maintain strong bones.4. No special equipment other than good shoes.5. One of the simplest ways to get moving.6. Reduces symptoms of stress/depression.7. It is a low-impact exercise.8. Lowers the LDL ( bad ) cholesterol.9. Raises HDL ( good ) cholesterol.10. Can help to lower blood pressure.11. Can help with the management of type 2 diabetes. ( always work with your doctor on this & follow his/her advise )
National Posture Institute just launched its membership subscription to all the fitness/health professionals, as well as the general public. The membership will allow you to get access to all the member-only workshop discounts, product discounts, as well as NPI’s highly-demanded archived webinar library. To learn more about joining NPI’s membership, visit: http://www.npionline.org/about/membership-signup
I ran my first Tough Mudder this past weekend. It was awesome!! So now I have officially completed the Warrior Dash, The Rugged Maniac (twice), The Fugitive Run, The Spartan Race, and The Tough Mudder. All of them have had their challenging moments but I'd have to say the Tough Mudder and the Spartan Race were the most challenging. A few years ago I took the challenge of losing weight and becoming healthier all over for myself. Since then I've been constantly trying to challenge my body and have found that these races provide me with a way to do just that.
The old adage that women who are pregnant should kick back with their feet up is certainly outdated. WebMD states, “In the not-so-distant past, women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy. Today we know differently. Not only is it OK to participate in fitness activities during pregnancy, doing so can have a positive impact on both baby and mom.” Granted, if you’ve never exercised a day in your life and you become pregnant then suddenly decide to dive in, there are certainly precautions you should take. Of course, talk to you doctor.