I've been a little busy since my last blog! I am attending a boot camp 3 days a week, holding a boot camp 2 days a week and having SPIN classes two nights a week. All this and working full time. I am very excited about launching my SPIN program. I am trying to get the word out throughout my small community. I only have 3 spin bikes to be used so classes are small but some people like that!
I love to walk. And I love to walk outdoors, even when the weather is less than inviting. I own a treadmill, but to me it’s not the same. And indeed it is not. While the movement seems to be the same, there are many significant differences which make walking outdoors the better option if all else is equal.
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.
Active Aging and Nordic Walking are a Perfect Fit.Put the spring back into your step or the power back into your walk. Active Aging Nordic Walking is suitable for older adults that like the challenge of moderate to intense fitness walking, as well as older adults with medical conditions for which the Nordic Walking Poles can help compensate for (e.g. MS, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis, joint replacements and joint pain, beginning balance or mobility problems, and more…).
I work with a lot of runners and we debate this topic a lot. Some people who run as their primary mode of exercise feel that if they go for a long walk, it isn't really exercise, some feel it is. And I respond to both groups, walking is better than nothing!
If your walk raises your heart rate higher than your normal resting heart rate, than it is considered exercise.
If you are taking a walk at a nice slow pace with the intention of just getting up to move around for a few minutes, that is considered a easy form of exercise.
It might be a trip to the big city for a business conference or an adventure around the world. No matter what kind of trip it is, one thing is certain. Our normal routines get completely thrown out the window when travelling. Here are some tips that can help.
Volunteering is an important part of my life. I started volunteering at a young age. My first gig was with the San Antonio Whitte Museum as junior chaperone for the Night with Egyptian Mummies sleepover. Since then I’ve broaden my scope of volunteer activities to include animal shelters, camp for mentally challenged children and hospitals.
Keep the joy in your lifeGood grip and good balance are good things, especially if you're over 50 years of age. As you age you naturally lose muscle strength due to sarcopenia. Lose too much muscle strength and you can also lose balance falling into a broken hip that can take the joy out of life.