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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

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

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – Check out your county’s health metrics

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute team recently released the fifth annual County Health Rankings, a report that uses 29 factors to assess the wellbeing of residents in nearly every US county. The results reveal physical inactivity is decreasing and rates of obesity are leveling off, trends that deserve a glass-half-full [...]

By |2014-04-04T17:02:32-07:00April 4th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

CHOICE – A FEATURE OF MODERN LIFE

Motor skill practice is an Iron Footprint Fitness pillar because the better your proficiency the more activity choice you have, and the more activity choice you have the more likely you will engage any given day. It just makes sense. If limited to doing one thing, that one thing is going to get old fast. [...]

By |2014-04-03T21:55:15-07:00April 3rd, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

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 |2014-03-28T15:40:51-07:00March 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 |2014-03-25T20:42:11-07:00March 25th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments