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Unlimited Youth

Like I keep saying, exercise is the only true Fountain of Youth!

 

 

 

Yes I Can!

If you  attend my classes you know my motto: “Yes I can!”.  We use it in class anytime we feel like we want to give up. I also encourage you to use it in your own life whenever you feel like you want to give up.

I love to hear, “Ali I thought of you the other day when blah blah blah…. so I just said to myself, “Yes I can!” and I made it through. I love to hear that it helps you as much as it helps me!

Well this video takes it to a whole other level. If you have ever felt you can’t accomplish something, then let this will inspire you to really know that “Yes I can!”.

 It’s so incredible, I hope you will watch.

They Said I Was Too…

LOVE  LOVE LOVE this!

❤️❤️❤️

 

This short TED talk is worth watching!

It pertains to kids and exercise but really I think it pertains to all of us.

Dr. John J. Ratey explains how exercise makes us better in so many ways, not just physically, and that studies have proven that exercise is:

  • a good treatment for depression
  • decreases anxiety
  • a miracle growth for the brain
  • regulates emotions
  • improves motivation
  • increases attention span
  • increases planning skills
  • decreases procrastination
  • daily exercise is the equivalent of taking a little bit of Prozac and Ritalin everyday
  • keeps our brain cells young and perky
  • optimizes the brain to learn
  • one of the best ways to prevent cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease

Exercise is powerful!

Use it to your advantage!

Physical activity is clearly a high-yield investment!

Set small attainable goals to get you started. As you stick with it you can add to your goals.

Think of all the benefits to keep you motivated!

* Make sure to get an okay from your doctor before you start a new exercise program.

 

 

Warning: may cause watering of the eyes.

Your Body Is A Machine

runnerHave you ever noticed when you spent a lot of time still, like sitting for long periods, you feel sore all over?

I always find this.  For instance, if I have a project I’m working on and I spent a lot of time at my desk sitting immobile when I finally get up my back hurts, my neck hurts, my knees hurt.  Seems odd in a way doesn’t it? I mean, it’s not like I’m working out.

The reason is our body is a machine that is meant to move.  It’s not meant to be immobile, it’s not meant to be still, it’s meant to be in action.  When we move, our joints get lubricated, our blood circulates and our muscles get stimulated.  That’s what they’re for!

So make sure you’re moving your body every day.

Walking is great, but truthfully, I don’t think it’s enough. Walk, yes, but also do something more, something that challenges your heart and your muscles*. If walking is your thing, do intervals where you walk faster and get your heart rate up, find some stairs to climb, engage your core as you walk, sit on a bench up and down until you feel the work in your leg muscles, walk up a steep hill., challenge yourself! Simple easy walking is not exercise, it’s just life .

(* check with your doctor before starting an exercise program)

So think of your body as a machine that needs daily maintenance in the form of movement and give it what it needs to stay strong and healthy!

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