Monthly Archives: March 2014

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FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – The ABC’s of March Madness

Whether avid fan or fair-weather spectator you are likely aware that we are smack dab in the middle of ‘March Madness,’ the annual three-week long tournament to crown the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball champions. For parts of these three weeks, many of us rearrange our lives to accommodate game schedules. We (literally) ‘take a [...]

By |2014-03-28T15:40:51+00:00March 28th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

DON’T FORGET THE FUNCTION OF FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

If your gym follows trending fitness then no doubt it offers some rendition of ‘functional fitness.’ Whereas traditional strength training isolates muscle groups to induce strength, endurance, size or power gains (think barbell bench press), functional fitness is all about integration. It teaches muscle groups to work together, and the exercises almost always engage the [...]

By |2014-03-25T20:42:11+00:00March 25th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – Kids WILL use ‘active transport’ when it’s available!

Even though kids are far less physically active than previous generations, it’s important to realize its value is not lost on them. So, it’s not surprising that when schools increase access to different modes of ‘active transportation’ they take advantage of the opportunity. Quick poll any group of third graders and they will recite the [...]

By |2014-03-21T15:57:41+00:00March 21st, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

SHOUT OUT TO ANYTIME FITNESS

Anytime Fitness doesn’t need me to toot its horn, but after using one of its clubs for the first time I’m tooting, loudly. At face value it’s a gym like any other. A hodgepodge of cardio and weight equipment, and clientele equally as diverse, some uber-fit, others new to fitness but realizing the magic unique [...]

By |2014-03-16T16:34:07+00:00March 16th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – The Lets Move initiative is working!

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – The Lets Move initiative is working! Mrs. Obama recently marked the 4th anniversary of her (ongoing) Lets Move initiative. Concurrently, data revealed drastic improvement to the obesity rate of our nation’s 3-5 year olds. While each is a win—sustained commitment to the mission and the improved health of millions of our [...]

By |2014-03-14T16:12:49+00:00March 14th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FAMILY FOOTPRINT

Parents are THE strongest influences on a child’s physical activity habit. Whether playing catch, transporting to sport practice, or consistently messaging positive messages about activity engagement and offering encouragement, parents largely determine what activity is done, when it’s done and for how long—patterns that tend to follow across the life-span. Hey, this is great news! [...]

By |2014-03-11T23:55:15+00:00March 11th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

MARCH – WINTER’S HUMP-MONTH

If you live in a snowy climate—this year who doesn’t!—March 1 is sort of like winter’s hump-month. Ever so slightly (especially since yet another widespread snow dump is in the forecast) the anticipation starts to grow about resuming outside workouts. Of course, some just ignore the elements, but many more prefer the forced heat comfort [...]

By |2014-03-08T18:11:19+00:00March 8th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments