Posts Tagged 'Exercise'

Lifestyle

Published on: 2016-09-16 8:50:50 AM | Motivational Letters

I was very fortunate recently to spend two weeks in the Netherlands.  What an amazing country and what wonderful people! What struck me most though, is their lifestyle.  Bicycles are everywhere.  Not the fast thin type, just upright sturdy bikes, perfect for a mom to easily ride to the local grocery store with a 1 year old in front and a 4 year old in the back.  There are bike lanes, dedicated bike lanes.  Not just a simple white line on the road, but actual lanes ...

Keep Moving!

Published on: 2016-01-25 10:48:00 AM | Motivational Letters

For many people, winter is a good time to get outdoors and ski or snowshoe or skate, even walk or jog.  For others, well, they hibernate.  None of us should have any excuse however not to move, even if we aren't inclined to venture outside. We have become a society of 'sitters'; watching T.V. or playing on the computer while our muscles remain unused, and boredom has us snacking.  There are so many thing we can do in our homes to use the muscles and not allow our strength to ...

Exercise Ideas

Published on: 2015-03-27 9:54:33 AM | Motivational Letters

I know that we all live busy lives, and frankly, incorporating exercise into our daily routine can feel like an unnecessary hassle. But in truth, even a little bit of added movement can go a long way to improving our weight, physical health and even our mental health.  While I know that some of you derive great enjoyment from exercise, others may struggle to find the same satisfaction. For those of you in the second group, I challenge you to set aside your preconceptions; try something new ...

The Killer Chairs

Published on: 2014-11-14 9:41:33 AM | Motivational Letters

 (Excerpt from Dr. Levine’s work as written by Mr. Morales) This article written by Mr. Morales is worth re-emphasizing. Dr. Levine’s work was recently written up in the Scientific American (“The Killer Chairs” November 2014). We all have to move more, even if we are going to the gym 2 or 3 times per week. Americans sit more than ever before – at work, at school, even at play. Chained to your chair? Well, obesity expert Dr. James Levine calls that dangerous behavior. Like tobacco, he says, ...

Why we need to Exercise

Published on: 2014-10-24 7:38:16 AM | Motivational Letters

 (Adapted from an article written by Paleo Mom) With fall darkness coming upon us, there is a great tendency to go home at the end of the day and not go for a walk or to the gym, and just simply to move less. This is an important time of year to try to find some activity that you enjoy, and push yourself to do it even if you are mentally fatigued at the end of the day. Don't think of it as exercise, think of the other more important reasons to be active. We know exercise by itself will not ...