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GETTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON THE MENTAL HEALTH/WELLNESS RADAR

I received an invitation to attend a workshop addressing the mental health of K-12 students tri-sponsored by the local school district, county public health department, and a university teaching preparation program (all located in a prominent west coast city). The beautiful flyer described the breakout sessions—bullying and cyberbullying, suicide prevention, lgbtq students, depression, tobacco prevention, [...]

By |2014-06-29T18:28:23-07:00June 29th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

THE OTHER 15 HOURS OF THE DAY…

Did you get your daily workout done? Excellent! Now what other physical activity have you done today? Going to the gym contributes to your active lifestyle, but alone doesn’t mean you live actively. Just a reminder that a physically active lifestyle means physical activity is a feature of it. Said otherwise, past the hour you [...]

By |2014-06-13T23:49:18-07:00June 13th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

REPURPOSE YOUR COOL DOWN

Recent research suggests a post-exercise cool down has scant effect on preventing muscle soreness. The take away message -- don’t bother cooling down -- is outrageous if not sacrilegious to many of us, after all, common sense correctly tells us to not end exercise abruptly. But of the take away to this emerging science, lets [...]

By |2014-05-16T17:56:45-07:00May 16th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – It’s the simple things

Headline: Obesity rates are lower for cities in which more residents walk or bike to work than cities whose residents use less active transport. While this is no surprise to anyone hip to obesity’s relationship with exercise (but the more correlation-strengthening data the merrier), it reinforces the notion that physical activity-preventing obesity doesn’t have to [...]

By |2014-05-03T19:16:08-07:00May 3rd, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

KEEP THAT ‘MO

Momentum – a hard concept to throw a net around, yet understandable at the same time. A sudden spark, and you are a step faster, a shade brighter, a notch more focused. Energy comes from a different dimension—moving is effortless—time stands still yet passes quickly. Most important, you just KNOW the shot is going to [...]

By |2014-05-01T21:18:57-07:00May 1st, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FITNESS FLASH – Family togetherness at the gym

FRIDAY FITNESS FLASH – Family togetherness at the gym With schools on spring break and it being a holiday weekend, this week’s highlight was seeing families exercising together at the gym. ‘Moving families’ is in its own category of how parents can help kids develop regular exercise habits, even when perceived indifference makes it seem [...]

By |2014-04-25T16:33:07-07:00April 25th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

CARDIO CIRCUIT TRAINING CHALLENGE

Spice up your cardio workout with a simple circuit routine that doubles as a fitness event. Yep, cardio sessions that build heart health AND feature competition and novelty to stoke your intensity-pushing and motivation-driving adrenaline. First, decide how many components you want for your circuit challenge, and then, select the machines. The common choices include [...]

By |2014-04-17T23:35:24-07:00April 17th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments