There’s no denying our health is important, we’ve all been guilty of putting it on the back burner at some point in our lives. Whether it be for our families (hi Mom!), a job, or an over-indulgent weekend with friends (girls trip anyone?), it’s easy to forget the importance of our health, physical fitness and mental well-being as we manage the stress and joys of everyday life. In case you’ve found yourself in one of those slumps, we’ve got a great reason to help get you back on track: Wednesday is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women. It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health. If you’re interested in finding something to do that day, check out 6 ways to celebrate women’s fitness day.
Try a new sport. Ever thought of doing water aerobics or taking a spin class? Local YMCA’s, as well as many others, will be holding special events nationwide. Take this time to try a brand new class.
Try a new workout. Short on time try a 15-minute kettlebell workout. 15minutes is plenty of time to get in your daily workout. The average kettlebell workout burns up to 20 calories minute!
Schedule a health check. Book a doctor or nurse for a well-woman checkup and any preventative screenings that might be eligible for your age group. Staying on top of any required tests and health concerns now can save you a lot of stress, time and money in the future.
Give yourself a beauty day. DIY facial, wrap or mud bath. Today is all about women and self-care. Take time out for yourself.
Eat healthily. Your body is your temple. Make today the day you tell yourself you’re going to start a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can go long ways towards bone health.
Take a nap.There are numerous studies on the benefits of a restful sleep. Take a nap and reenergize yourself.
Women’s Health and Family Fitness Day are dedicated to encouraging fitness for families and for women. Women’s Health and Fitness Day is 9/27 and Family Fitness Day is 9/24. It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health.
According to research jump rope for a minimum of five minutes a day can improve physical fitness and when you build to ten minutes of nonstop jumping at 120 RPMs it can provide the same benefits as the following:
30 minutes of jogging 2 sets of tennis singles 30 minutes of racquet and handball playing 720 yards of swimming 18 holes of golf ACRO-JUMPING JUMP ROPE ENTERTAINMENT
Constant kneeling and bending can take its toll on your body after a while. As a photographer, these moves are part of our required repertoire in order to perform our job duties correctly. Occupation-related knee pain and injury are the number one leading causes of arthritis and knee surgery. Isometric exercises and strength moves can strengthen weak muscles surrounding the knee or muscle groups related to kneed function. These knee strengthening exercises for photographers will help your knees and its surrounding muscles for better knee health.
A photographer’s job is pretty physical. Heavy gear, walking, twisting, bending, kneeling–this all takes a toll on our bodies after a while. As a photographer of 14 years, I can attest to this fact. My body is worn out!! Spending hours on your feet, only to turn around and spend hours sitting behind a screen, will leave you with neck and back problems after a while. Want to know about the exercises photographers can do to help strengthen arms and back? Take a look below to find out!
Most human beings know the struggle of finding even a short amount of time for themselves throughout the day. Staying on a busy schedule is almost impossible to do when you have a to-do list longer than a number of hours in the day. Whether you’re working multiple jobs, small business owner, children, a family we all have responsibilities that seemingly take over our lives on a daily basis. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home but I also have my four-year-old here with me as well, so needless to say I don’t really get much work done.
When I started my fitness journey a few years ago, I was trying to think of ways to incorporate a few workouts into my daily routine. There many types of exercises that you can do. Obviously, before starting any strenuous exercise routine you should consult your doctor. I love activities with controlled movement. I frequently participate in HIIT and Barre classes on top of regular strength training.
Apps are a great way to get in short workouts if you have a packed schedule or while you’re on vacation. Many apps include routines and videos you can download and take with you. Which is perfect if you plan on going somewhere with spotty reception. If you want to stay fit on a busy schedule you just need to think outside the box with a few things.
I did this post on Grokker last week, but just in case you wanted a few more options, I have provided a list of some excellent apps for you to try out. They are currently offering a 14-day free trial, go on and give it a try!
It’s so easy to focus on equipment for yourselves, but what about the kids?
Having an in-home gym in a small space can be done if you get creative. On one side of the room I have my barbells, medicine ball and bands and on the other side, my children have their very own setup!!
Benefits of having certain children’s exercise equipment
They can be taught how to properly work out specific muscles
Promotes overall daily health and wellness
Regular Coordination development
It’s not necessary to have any equipment for your child. It’s always easier to send them outside, but if you have the ability, owning just a few pieces of equipment can help your child develop great habits and learn a little more about their body and how it works in the process.
I’ve focused on stretching and flexibility a lot recently. I came across a wonderful set of YouTube videos for stretches that I have done a for about a week now and I wanted to share.
I’m working on increased flexibility for the next 30 days. Feel free to join me! I’ll be working only on the stretches in the videos twice a day for 30 days. At the end of the month, I’ll update you with my progress.
While several of these videos are stretching for splits, I have no intention of actually doing a split!!!
Do you want to join me? Let me know below! Remember to check out YouTube for a variety of stretching videos.
The benefits of stretching are numbers. These 11 stretches for your child will help not only lengthen their body but as with any activity help them develop consistent good habits. Regular exercise also improves cardiovascular health and bone density.
The 11 stretches for your child listed below will help your child’s joints move through a full range of motion, their muscles will have less tension and they’ll be ready to play.
Strength training workouts for kids, when done correctly, offers many benefits to young children and adolescents. Like yoga, strength training has become another one of my favorite non-competitive activities for my children to complete.
Strength training can add:
Increased muscle strength and endurance.
Sports performance improvement.
Better cardiorespiratory function.
Helps to protect the child’s muscles and joints from injury associated with other activities.
Like adults, the importance of developing early healthy habits can not be overemphasized. The most important aspect of any youth fitness and sports program is improved attitude regarding physical fitness. When starting early, strength training workouts for kids can help improve their outlook on youth sports activities and can help improve their own self-confidence when completing physical activities.
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If you are a parent it’s no secret sometimes children can be a little hyper. We all become restless and it’s perfectly acceptable to take some time and get your ‘wiggles’ out if necessary. So what are the benefits of kids yoga? Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improve.
Yoga helps create awareness in the body through deep breathing and movement. It gives kids a way to express themselves, build a strong connection between what they hear and what they do. Children that have healthy body awareness are more confident and strong, have better posture, breathe better and have a sense of quiet strength.
Before starting any new diet and exercise program please check with your doctor and clear any exercise and/or diet changes with them before beginning. I am not a doctor or registered dietitian. I do not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease. I do not provide medical aid or nutrition for the purpose of health or disease and claim to be a doctor or dietitian. This is merely an opinion blog. Read full disclaimer here - https://fitfotog.com/start-here/