Category: Functional Fitness
Back in the Day! Were you an active kiddo? Chances are if you are over the age of 35, you came from generations that were told to “go play outside” on the regular. Some kids weren’t even expected home until the street lights came on. Those days may be long gone, but your fun memories are right there when you call them forth. What … Read More Move Your Body–Old School!
This month, I am sharing about ways to rekindle joy and fun in movement. So, if you are looking for a great way to move your body, dancing is a fun (and my absolute favorite) way to get your body moving. Dancing can be done no matter your age or ability level. One can dance standing, from a chair, or even lying down in … Read More You Should be Dancing!
A walk might seem like child’s play compared to running a marathon or competing in crossfit, but a walk can be a very healthy alternative if you lack the time or interest in exercising intensely. In fact, for most people, the maximum benefit from movement can be achieved in about 30 minutes 4 times a week. Most humans were built for walking, and even … Read More Walk, Stroll, or Roll in the Park Day!
I live in Texas. So, yeah. Summers with Satan are a’coming. It is still spring because the Earth has not fully tilted toward the Sun yet but here were are a balmy 90 degrees (the humidity keeping the temps from reaching triple digits) with the solar system’s promise of more heat to come! What I have come to appreciate, though, is the long growing … Read More Well, Summer is Almost Here!
Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is here on Saturday, March 20. The seasonal changes brings on increasing amounts of sunlight (read: allergies) and weather that calls you to the outside (read: stock up on elderberry syrup and Benadryl!) For me, just like it’s opposite Fall, I most enjoy walking. Walking might be the simplest, most enjoyable form of joyful movement, second only to dancing! It’s … Read More Step it Up this Spring
In Texas, Spring break is next week! It has been a rough year (I see a trend!) and it is all too easy to simply “veg out”. While rest and relaxation are important components of health, consider the benefits of spending time in nature and joyful movement as well. Recent studies by the American Heart Association find that the amount of time Americans spend … Read More Don’t Sit Through Spring
With all of the apps and technology available today, people are more aware of how much movement they are getting. But how much movement should you be getting each day? Studies show that the average adult walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day. An ideal number of steps is actually closer to 10,000 per day. With so many of us working behind laptop … Read More Getting Enough Movement In Your Day!
Walking might be the simplest, low-impact form of valuable aerobic exercise. Not only is it easy and free to take a walk, but there are many serious health perks. We all know that walking is good for your physical health, but did you know that walking for just 30 minutes each day can also significantly improve your mental health, mood, and life? Studies also … Read More Pandemic Got You Down? Walking=Better Mood + Memory Boosts
Walking! All the Cool Kids Are Doing It! If you haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something easy you can do every single day give walking a try. It’s perfect! It is low impact, easy, can go at your own pace, you don’t need any special equipment and you can start at the fitness level that you’re at. If you are … Read More Getting Off The Couch, Part 2
The Case for Exercise By now, most adults are well aware of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and understand the importance of engaging in some form of regular physical activity. As nations around the globe cope with life in a pandemic, business closures, social distancing, and changes in everyday schedules are disrupting just about every facet of live we consider to be … Read More Getting Off The Couch (Part 1)