Being active with little ones can be beneficial for them too; children also need regular, daily physical activity. Also, by getting your toddlers active, you have the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills, a critical developmental focal point. This is a great age to introduce them to fundamental sport skills, such as catching and throwing a ball, sidestepping, jumping, and kicking. Other skills developed by active gameplay are sportsmanship, taking turns, and fair play.
While there is a volunteer role for everyone, including those with limited physical abilities, roles that require more physicality offer greater physical benefits. These benefits include a decrease in back pain, obesity, and high blood pressure! So, if you are looking for a new challenge and want to feel a part of something larger than yourself, get out of the hose and get busy!
Many of us have experienced group or team sport at one point in our lives, either at an informal ‘just for fun’ level or at an ultra-competitive elite level. Perhaps you have never had the opportunity or interest to join a team. Whatever the case, the benefits of being involved in team sport are numerous.
Paddleboarding is a great sport that can be done on almost any open water, and the very brave are even venturing out onto rivers with their paddleboards! River paddleboarding requires an expert guide and extensive personal skills, but most lake and oceanfront paddleboarding is accessible. Be sure to learn how to swim first, and always wear a life jacket!
Goal setting is highly personal, and unless you want to, there is no need to share them with others. However, if you have a supportive network of family and friends, sharing your fitness goals with them may encourage them to cut you some slack as your schedule changes. Or, even better, they may want to join you in your quest for better health!
When we are well andtruly exhausted, our reaction time is diminished, we don’t pay attention as well as we should, our memory is impaired, and our mood suffers. As a result, making a sound, balanced and informed decision becomes more challenging. Further, we lose our awareness of our situation, and we may become more forgetful. This increases our risk of an injury or accident, as well as negatively impacts our overall health.
What motivates you to workout? You may want to develop your wellness goal into your own personal motivational quote. There is no easy answer to motivation. You need to seek what works for you and hold it tight. Check out these 5 tips to get motivated to exercise.
January 1st, 2021, is just around the corner, and if you are like me, you are looking forward to a better year! With the start of a new year, many embrace the practice of setting a New Year’s resolution. Every day is an opportunity to choose healthier, more enriching, and more satisfying options for our well being. A better you can mean many different things, from relationships to nutrition to career. Let’s focus here on achieving a better you this 2021. Check out these tips!
For many sports enthusiasts, this distressing time of self-isolation, avoiding public spaces, and the cancellation of many fitness activities, working out can seem impossible. Left to our own devices, working out at home may be replaced with too much snacking and lazing about. However, it does not have to be this way! Working out at home can be effective, safe, and enjoyable. Let’s review some of the many benefits of working out at home.