The worst thing we can do to our bodies is not move, but when people are dealing with health issues, they often are afraid to make matters worse. Here is a great article talking about the many benefits of Tai Chi, especially for people with chronic illness.
This is a great article about some of the biggest mistakes we all make in our fitness routine – click here to read, and learn how to get the best results possible when you spend all your time and energy working out.
Great article on how exercise is great for our brain. Check it out here. And if you read the explanation by Dr. Mercola, he describes what he calls his “Peak Fitness Program” that sound a lot like what Mark Sisson talk about in his book, The Primal Blueprint” and on his blog, www.marksdailyapple.com. Both of these guys were big time runners, did lots of long cardio workouts, and are now seeing a much better way to do it. Pretty interesting!
But did you know that petting your dog or cat actually lowers both your blood pressure and theirs? How cool is that? Here is a great article on the benefits of having pets in a work setting, including a cardiologists office.
We need to walk 10,000 steps a day. As soon as the weather warms up a bit, lets start walking on the weekend. Check back for times and locations, or you can email me to put you on the list to be notified as soon as we make plans. It’s fun to get out in the nice weather, chat with friends and get some great exercise!