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.
Having structured workouts is obviously one key to achieving a high level of fitness. These are scheduled and organized workouts that may be at home, or a gym, and are usually part of some type of specifically designed program. The majority of our fitness efforts will take place in a structured workout. These are great, and when part of a well designed program can help us reap tremendous rewards.
Structured workouts are great, but sometimes a little extra kick can help even more!
With the summertime approaching, almost everyone has travel plans. The weather will be great and the kids are out of school. It's the perfect time to get away. Vacations can be great for unwinding, but can also wreak havoc on your fitness goals!
Instead of completely abandoning your current fitness program, you can modify it to fit your temporary surroundings. The same applies to nutrition. You don't have to toss your nutrition plan overboard just because you're on the road. Just make healthy dining choices whenever possible while you're away.
By all appearances, spring has finally sprung. Even though the winter in Raleigh, NC, can hardly be called severe when compared to some other parts of the nation but it seemed to go on longer that it ought to have.