Sharing random thoughts and ideas about health and fitness
Monday, February 18, 2013
I know even today when some think of exercise, they think “No pain:
No gain".Actually, the modern day approach
to that is “No pain:No gain: No sense”.It is that previous mind set that makes so many throw in the towel
before even getting started with a fitness program.The Surgeon General’s recommendation is to accumulate
30 minutes of activity most days of the week.Our goal is to reduce risk for certain disease and create a longer,
better quality of life.The accumulation
of 30 minutes a day can be approached as taking 10,000 steps a day. Not
everyone should jump into a fitness program starting with 10,000 steps a day.
That sounds like a terrible case of shin splints in the making.Instead, buy a pedometer for less than $5 and clip
it to your belt. Record your step counts every day for one week.At the end of the week, find your average and
aim at adding 500 steps per day each week. It is painless and gives immediate
feedback as to how you are doing. It is important to focus on activity
throughout the day. Reduce the “sitting” time by replacing it with active time.
Welcome to my blog!
Fitness has been a large part of my life for over 25 years first as a group exercise instructor in
Corpus Christi and now as a
personal trainer and instructor.
While I enjoy teaching a variety
of formats and training clients of all ages, my focus is to help others find healthy solutions through nutrition and exercise.