Mobility is so important in every day life. It is all so easy to get caught up in wanting to lose weight and to look good. As a personal trainer I hear of so many women and men focusing their training on an aesthetic goal, opposed to a more functional goal of aiming for good mobility.
During my journey of discover (of self) I came to love and know God. Practicing the ancient form of healing, known as the laying-on-of-hands or hands on healing, I am an instrument through which God’s healing energy flows. I feel very blessed to be able to use what I have learnt, and been called to do, to address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of a person. My Hands on Healing sessions involve restoring balance to a person’s mind, body, and soul.
A recent study has shown that two weeks of inactivity is bad for your health, here is how you can take a break without taking time out from exercise.
Heading to the beach? This is the best environment to stay active and there are usually lots of options to keep you occupied. Shape up in the sea by swimming, sea kayaking or paddle boarding – all great for cardio exercise and burning calories. Surfing is also an option and is great for strengthening your shoulders, back and legs.
The countryside gives you endless options for keeping fit and active. Consider hiring bikes and riding the trails or alternatively invest in a local walking book and head off on a hike. Hiking is low-intensity and low-impact cardio.
Incline training whether that is hill hiking, riding or running is all fantastic for building your cardio and improving your lower-body strength and lung power. See if any of your fellow holidaymakers are interested in going for an all-day hike in the local countryside, you could make friends at the same time!
Staying active throughout the day instead of lounging on the sun lounger all day is also a good way to stay healthy. Explore the sights by foot or bike and pedal around the town. If you’re on a cruise, don’t stick to the gym, many of the cruise liners now have a running/walking track around the boat so you can get your steps in between ports!
If your hotel doesn’t boast a gym or pool then you can squeeze a great workout in using your own bodyweight. Circuit training is a simple way to get an effective workout while on holiday. Choose 10 exercises such as press-ups, lunges, squats, tricep dips and use the hotel furniture as equipment – these are all good exercises to burn calories!
Positivity is a choice.
It is about choosing to see all the good in life and having hope that things WILL get better.
Walking in my humble opinion is so underrated. It is the type of exercise where one is constantly engaging ‘core’ muscles, if carried out with the correct technique. After all, we stand for hours on end maintaining an upright position and supporting our entire body weight. Want a simple, yet effective way to develop your core? Just start to walk regularly.
Did you know that Glucose is a substance that is vital for maintaining willpower? Willpower is the effort we make to control our impulsive behaviour. Many of you reading this will be avid exercisers or the type of person who wishes to stay both healthy and balanced, pay close attention to what I am about to say, following on from my blog on acting on impulse.
Life is precious, it really is. It is only when life presents you with a loss, or devastation, that you truly re-evaluate your place in the world. It is so easy to let life pass you by and not do what your heart truly speaks of you. Continue reading “Act on impulse, why it is time to be spontaneous”
Ever wondered why you may crave certain foods? Well today I will explain what each craving could mean for you…