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.
As the year closes, I’m taking some time to acknowledge the talent and hard work of senior women runners. There are more than a dozen new national or world age group records and many more pending.
While filled with fun events and joyful family gatherings, the holidays can also be busy, stressful, and filled with lots of indulging and little to no exercise. The truth is, however, that staying physically active can only benefit your holiday season, providing noticeable perks like:
During this time of the year, it can be more difficult than ever to fit in some exercise and try to eat healthy – most of the time. I know it is for me!