I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that some people were more “cut out” for exercise than others. At school there were those who loved Physical Education lessons and those who dreaded them.
I went on my first diet when I was 14. I had been a gymnast and a diver when I was younger, and as I slipped into the more sedentary life of a teenager – and my body entered puberty – I started worrying that I weighed too much.
Core and abs are two words that get thrown around more than reality show drama. They are, in fact, different. Here are three things to know:
Do you remember doing calisthenics in your gym class? You might recall the part where you had to try to touch your toes by bending over from a standing position or while sitting on the floor with your legs extended.
Off to my fitness class I go. I have all the necessary gear in a bag on the car seat beside me. When I arrive, I drive around looking for a parking spot closest to the door. Participants from an earlier class are just coming out so I’m lucky to nab a good spot.
I continue to be amazed by the energy, commitment, and accomplishments of women in the 60s. A new study appeared in my inbox, once again confirming this trend.
Would you rather read a book than take a walk? Do you prefer cooking to working out? Well, you’re not alone.
One brisk walk a day is enough to cut the risk of early death by as much as 15 per cent, according to Public Health England. I read this in my nightly download of stories of centenarians. Fifteen percent! That’s a pretty good payoff for one brisk walk a day, don’t you think?
Most people think that balance exercises are for preventing falls. Nothing could be further from the truth!
It’s been 24 years since I earned my first of four personal training certifications in 1995. As I proudly displayed the American Council of Exercise (ACE) certificate on my wall, I thought I had all I needed to help people get fit.