Want to get fit, avoid pain, and know when and what types of workouts to do? What if you have fibromyalgia? Question from a reader; Answer from Fun and Fit plus science and some fun pictures.
Why do you exercise? If you said, “to look better,” what will that bring you? Tony Horton has an answer that he shared at the recent FitBlogLA event. I bet you work out to ….
Got bad vision? And we mean of the eyesight kind, not the future seeing sort. Could exercise have any positive effects on vision and eye health or at least slow the rate of eyesight degeneration? Alexandra’s surgery gets her looking for answers, though not seeing well.
Do you plan to continue working out while anticipating and minimizing stresses on your “not getting any younger” body? Adapt your exercise outlook to incorporate 6 tips specifically for active aging adults, aka baby boomers!
Want to run in place and not in Bad Company Running with the Pack? Or are you ready to Run Run Run Run Away to a Safe, Effective, Minimal Joint Stress Starship? Are butt kickers the best or the worst for in-place runners and boomers who want to protect their knees? You’ll know once you watch our video.
As you age, do you have aches and pains that come and don’t go? In fact, a huge percentage of fitness professionals and active women suffer from chronic pain. This pain epidemic seems to be a silent one in the workout world. Are you someone whose ongoing pains affect your ability to exercise, be comfortable in your body, or enjoy once-beloved activities? If so, then consider whether CranioSacral Therapy (CST) might work for you.
Is there a “best” surface for running? If so, is it grass, sand, concrete, asphalt, an indoor track, a waterbed? Okay, we snuck that last one in. Sort of. This might be a trick question. The answer is “it depends.” Sort of. As boomer women who have given birth, we can definitely say that if we ran on concrete, we’d need Depends.
Is there a “best” way to train for walking a half marathon after knee surgery? Elliptical or treadmill? Indoors or out? Strength train or cardio? All these either/ or choices. When you are a twin, the best choice is the one that will help you beat your sister.
From paralytic polio as a child to yoga teacher as a boomer woman, Mary McManus runs marathons and is now a certified yoga teacher. And a poet! Did we mention that she was also diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disease in 2006? Read to discover how Mary has dealt with life’s challenges (hint: Smiling is obviously part of the deal)!
What can yoga do for you, especially if you face challenges, stress, and negative forces? What if you had spent 3 1/2 years in a Japanese prison camp as a child? Could yoga help rid your mind and body from such experiences?