“IO”Information overload. “IO” doesn’t discriminate. I have seen it with kids, young adults, seniors, you name it. Sometimes, putting a workout plan together for myself or someone else, I see so much information, that it almost becomes difficult. Therefore, since all of you have enough on your minds, I am going to keep it simple!Here are a couple of basic workouts that you can do in a short time, with little equipment.Got 20?
I see a lot of people throughout my day. Some I see for weight loss and some I see for strength. No matter the client I see, most have had a mental barrier at some point. One the most important things I've learned as a trainer is letting go of clients for much more needed help. I don't mean "let go" in the sense that they aren't doing what I say so I'm going to fire them. I mean in the sense that I know I can no longer help them.
As the scientific evidence of meditation continues to add up, it appears that this ancient practice is like an exercise for the brain, and has been shown to help with the maintenance of mental health, and improve memory processes, sense of self, and empathy. In a way, it is similar to physical exercise, which improves cardiovascular health, resilience, muscle strength, and blood pressure. There have been many studies published on the benefits of meditation on mental health. Let’s look at a few of the results that these studies found.
Dr. Wayne Westcott Ph.D. states that it is important to realize that muscles are the engines of our bodie . He explains that our muscles are where combustion occurs, where energy is released, where power is produced, and where movement originates.Muscles have long been recognized as key factors in physical performance and athletic achievement, however strength training has a much greater application by having a major influence on both our physical and mental health.
When you come into a yoga class it is very typical to spend some time sitting quietly. I will often explain to my students that this time is not some sort of 'before', but is a part of the class. In any 'mind/body' modality it is important to foster the conditions where the connections of the stream of thought and the stream of movement can become seamless.
Volleyball is a sport that attracts people from all walks of life. From young girls looking for a competitive outlet to middle-aged men having fun on the beach, volleyball seems to transcend age and lifestyle. This is largely due to the fact that the sport is so beneficial, both physically and mentally. The Sport for Everyone
Not too long ago, a fellow trainer and coach extraordinaire, Eric Cressey posted about “How Being an Optimist Will Help You in Strength and Conditioning”. I read the blog post and definitely agreed how Cressey relating strength and conditioning and being an optimalist will create a better overall environment. A better environment means more results.
For some odd reason people will believe total strangers on answers for their health questions without any questions to their own backgrounds. Why is this? And what have they learned?Pills are the miracle way to make you look and feel better...FalseBe smaller then you were in Highschool by surgery or lasik....FalseGluten is bad....FalseCarbs are bad....FalseFat is bad.....FalseEat carrots, apples and bananas.... Umm ever heard of any other vegetables or fruits?
Today was the Walk for Hope, and I am happy to report that we had the largest team since we first participated in 1996 and raised the most money, about $2000. The Foundation of Hope raises money for research of mental illnesses. Their support is unique. The foundation gives so-called seed money which enables researchers to do the preliminary work necessary to apply for grants from the CDC for larger studies. That way, a little goes along way, and the Foundation of Hope has, by this method, been responsible for millions of dollars spent on research.