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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sitting can be deadly!!!

1-8-14: Happy New Year! Hope you had a great holiday, now it's time to get back on track!!! Opening up with this post I saw online...good info on the dangers of sitting too much! Has some good tips in there on how to decrease your sedentary time.

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/do-you-have-sitting-disease

Some other options that can help:

Bicycle desk


Walking desks

Stand converters

The goal is to not sit for more than 1 hour, so whatever you can do to remind you--set an alarm, get an app that helps get you going.

Here's to a healthy and happy 2014!!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Different perspective on working out...

11-28-2013: Part of my passion is motivating people to be more physically active, to work out more. Love this article I came across on FB that really focuses on why we are PA Evangelists. You can read the whole article here, but here are the 10 points this author wants to impress on your daugther:

1. Strength = self-sufficiency
2. Fitness opens doors
3. The bike is the new golf course
4. Exercise is a lifestyle, not an event
5. Health begets health
6. Endorphins help you cope
7. Working out signals hard-working
8. Feeling beautiful = looking beautiful
9. Nature rules
10. Little eyes are always watching

Read the article to see more on each point. Excellent thoughts as we approach 2014!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Exercise and stress

11-14-13: It's well-known that exercise helps us deal with stress. Here's another study that shows the more fit you are, the better your body is able to handle the stress response.

Exercise & Epilepsy risk connected

11-14-13: An interesting study looking at levels of exercise as a kid and risk of epilepsy later on in life. Lower levels of exercise associated with increased risk of epilepsy, supporting findings in animal studies. Read the details here.

Exercise benefits those with Alzheimer's

11-14-13: Another study on how exercise helps with balance and brain function in Alzheimer patients. Check it out here.

Exercise reduces inflammation in diabetic adults

11-14-13: Another study showing how exercise reduces inflammation in diabetics, and this helps to slow down the progression of the disease. Read more about the study here.

Aerobic exercise helps the brain stay sharp!

11-14-13: Just came across this new study. Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth (University of Texas at Dallas) published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience found that doing a physical exercise regimen helps healthy aging adults improve their memory, brain health and physical fitness. Why is this important? Adults 50 and older, say that “staying mentally sharp” outranks social security and physical health as the top priority and concern in the United States. To read more, click on the article here.