Do you believe your body is only capable of low-
Are you a worrier? Are you constantly stressed? Women tend to be worriers. They worry about everything and everyone before taking care of themselves. If there was an imaginary cup that would dictate how much stress women can handle, many of them are definitely letting their cups overflow, taking in more than they can handle. When is the time for women to do something that makes them happier and healthier? Do they have to wait for the rare vacation, the random spa days or the occasional girls’ night out?
With a society that sits all day, works too long and doesn’t stay active, we have seen a huge decline in people’s quality of life. At our gym, we see many people in their 50s and 60s who come in their first day with a belief they’re “getting old.” They believe their movement quality has no choice but to decline and never get better. With our technology-
Christmas is around the corner, and you’re deciding if you’re going to try to make it to the gym to stay healthy throughout the holidays or just say “forget it” and start next year. What if I told you that you could immensely positively impact your health without even stepping into a gym? What if you could start working on a very important and often overlooked component of health without it even affecting your holiday schedule? What is it, you ask? ....
If you’ve had a bad experience with gyms, don’t know how to distinguish if you have found the right personal trainer or get anxiety just thinking about going into a gym, this article is for you. Unfortunately, just looking at someone’s credentials and college degree (hopefully they have one or the other or both) will tell you very little about a personal trainer’s ability to appropriately train someone. Many certifications can be obtained online for a few dollars and a few hours of time.
If you’re tired of clocking in hours at the gym with little to no results, try not to fall into the trap of the idea your workout regimen is not hard enough. When health and fitness results are hard to come by, most people start wondering what other exercise routine they can add into their week, how many more calories they need to restrict or how much more time they need to put in the gym since what they’re doing obviously isn’t enough.
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Suffer through an hour commute: Check. Do the grocery shopping: Check. Take the kids to soccer practice: Check. Call the exterminator: Check. There are a lot of tick marks on your to-
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Here are three ways you can help your body move better and prevent your quality of life from going down the drain.
1. Walk like a human
As humans, walking is essential. We’re meant to do it a lot. Before cars, grocery stores and online shopping, we did a lot of walking. When was the last time you walked outside and enjoyed nature and all the benefits of the sun? Try taking 10-
2. Move around like a kid
Do you have kids or grandkids? Chase them around the playground and mimic what they do. They’re the best movers you’ll ever see! Entire movement and posture courses in the fitness industry are created based on movement patterns studied in young kids and toddlers. Crawl on the ground, roll from your back to your side, kneel with one knee down and have fun doing it.
3. Find a personal trainer who coaches breathing
Did you know breathing was the first movement you did as a baby? As we said earlier, youngsters know how to move way better than any adult. It’s the life society takes them through that changes them. If you’re interested in changing the way you move, find a trainer who can retrain your breathing pattern. You breathe over 20,000 times a day, so any movement performed that many times will have a huge impact on your ability to freely move without restrictions and compensations.
Lucy Hendricks is co-
With a society that sits all day, works too long and doesn’t stay active, we have seen a huge decline in people’s quality of life.
At our gym, we see many people in their 50s and 60s who come in their first day with a belief they’re “getting old.” They believe their movement quality has no choice but to decline and never get better. With our technology-
Not being able to get down on the ground, keep up with your kids and grandkids or balance on one leg are all issues that are extremely common but not normal. The saying “If you don’t use it, you lose it” holds a lot of truth when it comes to people being able to freely move around without restrictions or limitations.
Is it possible to change the path you’re on? Is it ever too late to start moving better?
The human body is amazing. It can learn and adapt to new ways, so the answer to those questions is yes, you CAN change the way you feel and move in your body. You don’t have to accept the fact that everyone else your age moves like they’re in their 80s.