I love green and growing things. Gardening is an excellent way to get active. You probably know by now that I focus on functional fitness, meaning fitness that's grounded in balanced, natural movement, that helps you stay injury-free and fit for daily life. Gardening is a great way to reinforce and enjoy the benefits of functional fitness.
You can get good cardio from raking and mowing, digging and weeding are great resistance exercises, and just walking around on the natural surface of the garden promotes balance and stability. Gardening burns a fair amount of calories, too.
Multitasking is the secret to success in the busy modern world. If you want to do well in the world these days, you have to be able to take on numerous tasks all at once. If you're looking forward to the warmer weather, you probably naturally want to get more in shape. It isn't unusual for people to pack on extra pounds during the fall and winter months when they spend most of their time indoors. If you want to usher in the spring and summer months, gardening may be the perfect hobby for you to take on.
School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.
About a week ago we have the opportunity to visit our son Kieran who was interning in Bath, Maine this summer. We were able to climb, I say climb because hiking would not be the word, as there were no switch backs Cadillac Mt. in Acadia National Park. We had a great day with Kieran and a marvelous day to hike. We visited 6 different cities in Maine, each one more beautiful than the next! PLEASE go out and enjoy what nature has to offer. Nothing invigorates you more! If you missed the early summer posts on various benefits of exercising outdoors, please scroll down and take a peak.