On July 20 I had foot surgery. Now I am in training to walk a half- marathon in mid-October. Am I realistic, foolish, too old or a role model for women who want to be active? Can the mind and the matter cooperate on this adventure?
4 Tips from brain and exercise expert, Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: Use exercise to “youthen” (aka anti-age); Play more; Challenge yourself daily; and Get IMMEDIATE results of a certain kind when you engage in aerobic workouts. So if you want to get smarter, younger, and stronger in brain and body, read today’s post.
Have lower back tightness? Need to stretch your lumbar region?
Don’t become the Hunchback of Notre Fame by making the most common back stretch mistake, which is ….
We went to Rancho la Puerta spa in Tecate, Mexico to hear Dr. John Ratey speak about his book “Spark.” We also hiked, relaxed, made new friends, laughed, goofed off, had a cranio-sacral treatment and ate organic, delicious, vegetarian food. Such a lost weekend!!!!!
While we’re away, our guest post expert is at play: Welcome Phil Tucker who shares ho yoga can lower your stress levels, help you achieve clarity, mental well being, and consequently enjoy life more. Doesn’t that sound good? Read, then relax into the corpse pose. Aaaaahhhhh
Neutral spine – that natural and ideal position where your spine maintains its natural curvature and the pelvis is not at war with you. How do you find neutral spine whether standing or lying? Tip the bucket; check the clock; read our post; and view our video. Or suffer from flat back or hunched back syndrome.
Hip helper, wrist helper, hamburger helper are all ways to make a bicep curl seem easier, but that are wrong! Well, maybe not hamburgers. If you want to know the wrong and right way to perform a bicep curl, just click-a-trick this link.
Do you have a health habit you want to improve? There are 4 stages of behavior change. Yup, only 4 and you can count them on the hand that isn’t holding a cigarette, remote control, or cream puff. Want to know what they are?
As some of you may know, I had surgery on my foot last week. At my post-op visit, the doc used the word “horrific” to describe my big toe joint (bone spurs, zero cartilage, bone-on-bone) when he got in there during the surgery. But he didn’t say I couldn’t work out the other parts of my body! Read to discover just a few of the exercises that can still be safely done…
Alexandra presented her Klout Workout at the recent IDEA World Fitness Convention. It’s a circuit station workout based on social media. The more clout you have online, the higher your Klout score, and the chances for Perks. Want to know what Klout is, what Perks are, and whether the students were able to send tweets and pictures during the class? Read the post, then tweet it to your friends!