It is that time of year again, in my area: winter, cold, slippery conditions.Please be sure you are careful, and stay in shape to take the bumps and bruises for the occasional fall.Even better, take it a step further by working on your balance so you are able to prevent losing your footing and able to catch yourself before the dreaded spill.If you don't already have such a product, you can try: 1.) anti slip tread soles on shoes and 2.) ice cleats that attach to footwear.
Here's something people rarely talk about: Walking has immediate benefits. Sure, we all know regular strolls help you slim down and fend off illnesses like heart disease and diabetes over your lifetime (serioulsy, check out all these amazing benefits of walking). But walking also has a strong short game: A growing body of research shows that it delivers on-the-spot rewards.
When preparing Exercise Prescriptions and Physical Activity Plans for new clients I often include daily walking as part of the weekly exercise program.Many clients however tell me that they do not like to walk without a purpose.What bigger purpose is there than walking to improve your personal health and well-being? Below are some more ideas to walk with a purpose:
• Boost your energy level• Expend energy to better manage your body weight• Improve and strengthens functions of the heart
Form your group of five to ten friends and family, then contact trainer for an educational one hour session of varied classes and a balanced program. Times and locations are decided by participants and trainer. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $10/hour/person.Get your steps in and your questions anwered at the same time.
From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) add to their workout repertoires keep it simple.
The Stay Well At Home program is a 6-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes twice weekly in-home exercise training visits that gradually tapers down to once weekly exercise training visits to weekly phone consults with a qualified health and fitness professional.