I started my weight loss journey by walking every morning. I always enjoyed walking, even in the rain. When you walk instead of drive you get a whole new perspective on the world. Especially when you do it like I did... with kids. Through my walks I discovered a fantastic group that I had never heard of before... Volksporting. That is a walking group. I get emails every week about a walk that this group does all over the area. Sometimes it's really nice having the company of walking with a group.
Justin's family and mine have been really good friends for many years, a friendship that's more like some family you get to choose, which is how I earned the affectionate title as Justin's aunt Rachel.
All year long we look forward to the month of December. Celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Remembering old traditions and creating new ones. Reconnecting with people you may not have seen for awhile.
It also means more things being added to our to do lists. Shopping, wrapping, mailing, parties, cooking, etc. To create room for these new to dos, something often has to be removed. For many of us, that something is our workout.
But it doesn't have to be!
Exercise doesn't have to mean a trip to the gym or an hour long session.
Did you catch the recent holiday addition of the IDEA Food and Nutrition Tips Magazine? What an information packed issue, brilliantly put together with great tips to share with clients and students. I know I have been using many of them throughout the month, including in my holiday eating tips blog post. Thanks IDEA! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
1. Almost everyone can do it.2. Helps with weight loss/management.3. Helps to maintain strong bones.4. No special equipment other than good shoes.5. One of the simplest ways to get moving.6. Reduces symptoms of stress/depression.7. It is a low-impact exercise.8. Lowers the LDL ( bad ) cholesterol.9. Raises HDL ( good ) cholesterol.10. Can help to lower blood pressure.11. Can help with the management of type 2 diabetes. ( always work with your doctor on this & follow his/her advise )
Do you ever have the feeling that you are waiting for something to happen? This question led me to think about a proverb sent to me by Elisha Goldstein http://elishagoldstein.com/"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today" Here are three things you can do Today that will start you on the path to well-being.Go for a walk: walk alone, walk with a loved one, walk with your dog... Just go a for walk
I can’t help it. When fall arrives (and it has struggled to get here this year), I can only think of one thing--fall prevention in seniors! A couple of weeks ago, I attended a workshop about exercise and osteoporosis. The speaker’s primary message was the importance of preventing falls, especially in seniors who may have osteopenia or osteoporosis.
I've told my friends and clients for years that if you want to maximize your work-out you should use interval training. We no longer hold on to the belief that you should work-out at a low intensity to burn fat. The bottom line is burning calories. The best way to do this is to incorporate interval training in your workouts. Interval training is when you work hard for a short amount of time (i.e. 1-2 minutes) and then work at a slightly slower pace to recover (i.e. 2-4 minutes).