Here’s a few you can try; Pole Dancing, Karaoke Spinning, Zumba , I Gallop (I don’t have the heart, look it up if you need to know)…Barefoot running (like that’s new….please) , Fitness aps for your smart phone with NOBODY there to spot you when your down and my favorite …..Yoga-laties! I mean really, COME ON. When I was in Hawaii in June, I took up paddle boarding. You stand on what looks like a large surf board and Paddle through the ocean. COOL. I just found out that they are now developing Core classes and Pilates to be done in the ocean on that board. IS THAT REALLY NECESSARY? TRUST ME, if you can stand on that board and paddle through the waves with out wiping out…your core is either in GREAT SHAPE already or will get there quickly. NOW DO NOT GET ME WRONG…IF YOU KNOW ME AT ALL YOU KNOW I BELIEVE IN DOING SOMETHING NEW. But there’s a fine line between doing something new and getting folks so twisted and turned around that they stop before they had a chance to get started. It’s all in an attempt to keep it FRESH for YOU…or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. Truth be told there is nothing new under the sun. Not really, except for the TRULY STUPID and they usually fizzle out. We just rename them, repackage them and market them to an age of attendees that we hope aren't old enough to remember them! Take 'Barre-Class' for example. Lately, unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve either heard of it or tried it. Everyone is SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS COOL NEW WORKOUT(nothing wrong with that..) and everyone keeps telling me to go give it a try. I politely smile and inwardly I silently chuckle because I’ve so been there – done that. How? Well, because it’s NOT NEW! I took barre back in the1990s when I was doing some work with Pepper Von from the ESPN Fitness Pros (remember that show?).We were working together on a project out in
The best definition I’ve heard of Wellness is, “A natural human condition that is often negatively conditioned throughout the passages of time by the lifestyle choices we make!!!!
In my words: Wellness is an active focus on and concentrated attention to, maintaining good order in all of the FOUR PILLARS that make up what we call HEALTH!
THE FOUR PILLARS ARE Collectively the CORNERSTONES that create and support the foundation of a body that is FIT TO LIVE!!!
These are the Pillars that envelop everyone’s basic needs for a healthy existence.
Often it’s not only what we do, but what we don’t do that sets the stage for illness and disease that can be avoided. SO, keep it simple folks… OR complicated if that turns you on. But here’s the key to a solid state of WELLNESS.
IF you smoke…STOP! And that’s that! It Kills and there’s no way around it. Quit that and you are improving not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you.
Eat a well balanced, Low fat, High fiber diet that doesn’t exceed your body’s daily caloric needs. Move daily. Walk like somebody’s chasing you or Ride a SPIN BIKE IN A POOL (and yes, they have classes like that now), if that’s what turns you on...whatever you choose, just DO IT! and lastly…get some rest! In today’s vernacular, that’s your body’s time to REBOOT. Without enough of that…you BURN OUT!
SO, Stay well,
Keep it simple and until tomorrow