What are you going to do TODAY to find your GREATNESS?
When performing these lunges make sure the focus of your movement is to the corners rather then straight forward, this is to help avoid any pressure put on those precious little legs and feet of your little one.
Aim for 100 using the right leg forward (corner) and back (corner). And 100 using the left leg forward (corner) and back (corner).
I filmed this short video clip about a year ago, 1 week before my wonderful friend Catherine Ledlow (Known to the Broadway community as Catherine Wreford) was diagnosed with a Cancerous Brain Tumor. She has been fighting this battle all year and I’m thrilled to say she is doing it with a smile and a positive attitude. Catherine is still exercising responsibly even going through cancer treatment. Please let this motivate you to eliminate the “I CAN’T”, if this exercise is not appropriate for you then reach out to me for exercises that are. Move that body and love every moment and opportunity you have to do so.
Aim for 100 leading with the right knee down first, then 100 leading with the left knee down first. Take your breaks where you need then (3 deep breaths or 10 seconds max). Challenge yourself but always safety and caution comes first when engaging in exercise with your baby. Slow and deliberate movements.
Working out at home or at the gym is wonderful, the benefits are endless.
Studies have shown exercise and physical activity performed outdoors in a green environment can boost mood and even self-esteem, and benefits can be seen with as little as 5 mins a day.
“Green Exercise” is physical activity/exercise that is executed in the presence of nature. That means in a park, working in a backyard garden, on a nature trail, or other green spaces.
Walking, jogging, gardening, cycling, boating, fishing, horse back riding, swimming, and skateboarding are a few examples of outdoor physical activity.
It’s spring so get some spring in your step and get outside for some “Green Exercise”.
BENEFITS OF A MASSAGE
-Boost Immunity (increases a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells)
-Beat PMS (Ease symptoms of bloating and mood swings)
-Curb Headaches (can reduce a person’s number of migraines)
-Increases Blood Flow (plumps up slack skin, encourages lymphatic drainage, adds vitality to a dull complexion and lackluster hair.
-Ease Cancer Treatment (relieves fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression and nausea in cancer patients)
-Manage Anxiety & Depression (Reduces levels of stress hormone cortisol)
-Ease Pain (Decreased stiffness and pain)
BUSY BUSY BUSY! We all seem to live busy lives and this is apparent in our eating as well. Slowing down your eating WILL give your stomach time to tell your brain it’s full a lot sooner than if you shovel food in as quickly as possible.
TRY THIS TIP: Eat with your opposite hand. As strange as this sounds, it works. For all you overeaters out there, or if you are always scarfing down your food way too quickly, slow it down with this technique. You will become fuller – faster.