YOUR HEALTH Form matters when you lift weights. Proper form not only prevents injury, but it will ensure you get the results you seek. Ever see someone lifting super-fast? They aren’t working both phases of the muscle, and momentum is doing the majority of the work for them. When we rush and hurry our muscle […]
Hello dear readers! I missed last week because Mom didn’t know what end was up due to a traveling nightmare. I have never been on an airplane, and from what I hear lately, I don’t want to. Anyway, Mom and Dad ended up driving 21 hours straight from Ellensburg, Washington to Phoenix as United […]
When you panic, you add to the problem. Stay calm and breathe!
Considering we must breathe to live, you would think we would be better at it. However, most people are stress-breathers, and they aren’t getting high volumes of oxygen to their brain and body. This is what can cause feelings of fatigue and sleepiness. When we are stressed, we tend to take shallow breaths from the […]
YOUR HEALTH Boy, do we put our value on the wrong things. Professional sports get paid millions of dollars while fitness instructors and personal trainers don’t cover their expenses. Perhaps you can’t tell your gym to pay us more, but you can remind them of the positive changes they make in your life and […]
YOUR HEALTH Here we are in 2022, and I still hear women say, “I don’t do weights.” I understand lifting heavy weights may not be someone’s cup of tea, but we all must be working on our strength or we will find ourselves without any. Besides building up muscle and burning fat, resistance […]
Lorraine shares the importance of finding exercise that you like and how to manage the seasons of life in this month’s newsletter.
More than ever before in our history, we sit a lot…at our computers, in our vehicles, waiting rooms, while we use devices like cells and tablets, and binge-watching television shows. Since most of us don’t grow our own food, we aren’t plowing fields and harvesting. No, we sit as we drive through fast food restaurants […]
YOUR HEALTH As I was huffing and puffing the other day teaching fitness classes, I was reminded once again of the importance of intensity. So many people still do not understand that the heart needs to be challenged in order to be strengthened. It is no different than our muscles; in order for them to […]