Physical activity impacts every aspect of your life. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, aids in digestion, lessens the risk of Osteoporosis, wards off diabetes, helps regulate blood pressure, and improves cardiac strength (just to name a few benefits). Any amount of physical activity can help. Regardless of your age or fitness level, physical activity can help your quality of life. What many people don’t realize is that every moment of physical activity also helps improve cognitive health.
This week’s exercise focuses on your back and chest. Form is very important- keeping your back straight and shoulders back, hinged at the hip will help prevent injury. Move extra slow until you have mastered the form. Start with your feet about shoulder-width apart.Hold a weight in each hand. You can use household items like… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Bent Over Row
This week we are sharing another no-equipment movement. The cross-over helps work your core, and will also improve your balance and keep you limber. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lift one arm and aim up and across your body in a “punching” movement, but not with a punching force. You will rotate… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Crossover Reach
Another exercise in our series of movements that don’t require equipment, this exercise gets you off your bottom and will get the blood flowing. It’s easy to do while watching your favorite show, with music in the background, or when you need to break up your day at the office. Stand with your feet shoulder… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Knee-Up Crossover
This movement is easy as can be. No equipment required, but it gets the blood flowing and can help you improve your balance. Make sure you’re on flat ground, and have sure footing. Caution with socks and slick floors! Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, and with your hands on your hips. Shift… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Kick-Backs