How many times a week do you work out? This question often stirs up a mixed bag of feelings and responses. Most people I know find the task of working out to be quite difficult to accomplish. Many of us are successful in our career pursuits; however, we face tradeoffs when it comes to our physical fitness.
What parent doesn't struggle sometimes with their little ones? I'm certainly no expert, but I think we're doing pretty well with our toddler. Sure, I've turned to Google at times -and found varying opinions on almost EVERYTHING! (Hint: the freshbenies Doctors Online service is a GREAT way to ask specific questions and get expert advice from a pediatrician).
Today, I'm sharing some of the best tips I've learned to help you rock parenthood during the toddler years!
Are you a runner? I’m not - never have been. Honestly, if I’m running, something’s probably chasing me.
A few years ago, my awesome husband signed us both up for a Walk/Run group. Now, other than the fact that it was the middle of winter and the group met at 7:00 AM on Saturday mornings, this seemed like a great idea (note my sarcasm here). The program offered 3 groups: Runners, Walk/Runners, and the slow pokes…um, I mean the Walkers.
As I ran (or more accurately, limped) down the street wondering how much further our stopping point was, this famous quote ran through my head: "The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."
I'd been invited by a co-worker to join a Team in Training running team. Before that day the only running I did was....OK, I never ran! :-) However, this was worth it because I could accomplish 2 goals: raise money for a great cause (The Leukemia Society) AND get in shape.
Did you know there were only about 17 million people over 65 in 1960? Currently, there are about 56 million.
Advancements in healthcare and medical technology all but guarantee you’ll live longer than your great grandparents. If you’re going to live that long, you should be healthy and have a great quality of life, right? As Clint Eastwood said, “…you've gotta ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” (By the way, my friend Clint, turns a spry and eternally-cool 84 this week!)
Those body camouflaging sweaters, sweatshirts and coats won’t be there to help cover that new winter weight forever. Summer is on the way and with it comes all manner of tiny clothing - shorts, tank tops, swim suits, etc.! Season changes are a great time to get us back on track with our fitness goals.
To help give some inspiration and real-world tips, I sat down with Kelly Murphy. She’s a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
This is a guest post by our partners at eDocAmerica.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that healthy adults get 150 minutes of moderately intense cardiovascular exercise per week. Considering the amount of time that many people have available for exercising, however, this is often an unrealistic goal. An alternate way of reaching the ACSM goal for cardiovascular exercise is based on working out at a higher intensity. When this route is chosen, between 20 to 60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise is recommended on three days each week.
I went to the eye doctor for my regular eye exam. I needed to get contacts and they were going to cost $80 so I pulled up my Vision Savings through freshbenies and found I could get them for $22!