If you live in a snowy climate—this year who doesn’t!—March 1 is sort of like winter’s hump-month. Ever so slightly (especially since yet another widespread snow dump is in the forecast) the anticipation starts to grow about resuming outside workouts. 174 more words
Tags » Exercise Motivation For Women 50+
My post yesterday railed on the pathetic, blatant, ANTI-health promoting messaging I witnessed a teacher direct to her students on a playground. Thankfully, today we are back on the sunny side of the street, for it is with great enthusiasm I report recent research that shows unquestioned evidence that school-aged kids can be motivated to engage in physical activity by any adult who takes the time to offer encouragement, regardless of the adult’s own level of fitness or skill proficiency. 167 more words
While on a school playground yesterday, I watched a 5th grade teacher set the physical activity advocacy movement back to its dark age.
After making it abundantly clear the playground was the last place she wanted to be and kickball the last thing she wanted to be dealing with—It was too hot (actually, a perfect high 70s), too dirty (just swept), too boring (fun), a waste of time (ah, no)…—the abysmal start deteriorated. 152 more words
Maryland lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would prohibit minors from purchasing or possessing energy drinks containing 71 or more milligrams of caffeine (and other ingredients), and also remove these drinks from vending machines. 235 more words
Any activity is better than no activity BUT the more it is achievement-purposeful, the stronger your motivation to keep doing it.
Purposeful exercise provides a backbone for our effort by targeting intentional fitness or motor skill improvement. 182 more words
FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – Sad to see the Olympics end
Despite critics who roil that the commercialized branding of the Olympics tarnishes the ideals of amateur competition, each games provides the wow of the extraordinary, the human-bests in feats of skill, strength, power, and grace, and a reminder that it’s the athletes themselves who won’t allow the games to erode to anything less. 231 more words