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.
I was excited to read another article this month by Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., in the 2nd. Quarter issue of ACSM Certified News about the benefits of resistance exercise for older adults and elderly individuals.
We tend to what everything “now”… Information, meals, shows etc.. One area you must have patience in is your health. We don’t lose our health and fitness all at once, so we must allow proper progression and physical adaptation to regain our health safely. If we do not, we risk getting physically sore, fatigued and injuries. We can get frustrated and discouraged when we do not see immediate results and then possibly give up. Over all wellness is a life long journey to be enjoyed and maintained.
Think being THIN is healthy, NOT SO FAST...
Women, it's time to reassess your views on being that size 6 and being HEALTHY. One thing I see everyday in my personal training clients as well as my LIFT TO THRIVE SENIORS especially the WOMEN, is this on going belief that "SKINNY IS HEALTHY, AND THICK IS FAT AND UNHEALTHY." But this is just not true.
KEEP your eye on the prize... your pain free, healthy, long life, of functional freedom. Do you know the NO.1 fear in older adults is losing their functional freedom. That's why in my classes my SUPER SENIORS ROCK IT HARD, and that's no lie.They got more stamina than some young people. They got drive, focus and determination to keep going as long as they can. My oldest SUPER SENIOR IS 89 years YOUNG. HOW'S THAT. ♥
Our bodies are designed to move. This is very evident in that we have legs that allow us to not only crawl, hop and walk, but also run, jump and skip (yes, adults should still be skipping and hopping). Our arms and torso are also designed to help us move and play an important role in our gait (if you don’t believe, then start walking now and watch how your arms and torso help to move the rest of your body). When done properly, exercise will enhance the ability of our bodies to move.