Are you lucky enough to enjoy outdoor walks? Do you live in an area conducive to walking? Do you live where you can see the blue sea? What about the blue sky? In addition to all the physical benefits of exercise, you can also reap emotional benefits by getting outside.
Today is a great day to kiss frustration, inertia, and negative self-talk good-bye and say hello to restarting more active habits. Forget fitness trends, celebrity endorsements, or what you used to do when you were younger.
Please share some examples of slow carb release post-workout healthy snacks please (I'm diabetic). Dear Maxine: Fast release carbohydrates are foods that are quickly broken down into sugars. Slow release carbs are foods that are slowly broken down into sugars.
Global Wellness Day is a day to encourage living well. This year it’s on June 13th. The meaning behind it isn’t to celebrate living a high-cost life; it’s to bring attention to living a life of balance and well-being. Founded by Belgin Aksoy of Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa in Turkey, it will be celebrated this year in more than 30 countries on six continents.
This past Saturday, my outrigger paddling teammates and I set a record. But not the kind we meant to. In hindsight, it was fitting that I powered up on Sea Salt almonds before heading out to sea for my second race. Maybe “fitting” is not the right word and “portending” is. Spoiler Alert: I made it back alive.
I have been teaching, mentoring, presenting, emceeing, editing and writing about
fitness for over 25 years. Currently on staff in the Dept. of Exercise Studies
at UCSB, I am a contributing editor and writer for IDEA International Health
and Fitness Association and frequent guest blogger for numerous online health
sites. I co-host the international online radio show, "Fun and
Fit" with my twin sister Kymberly. We also have a blog, Fun and Fit. I am also a former judge for international aerobic championships. My advanced degree in counseling has helped me succeed as a speaker and presenter at
professional conventions both in the US and Europe, and as a master teacher for
university students and new group exercise leaders. I love people, fitness
and a microphone--a winning combination!
There's a rumor out that I'm witty. I started that rumor. My two teens would like to end it.