Movement for Health

Health and Positive Vibes

Health and Positive Vibes

Movement for Energy

What kind of movement is right for you?  Below is a list of movement options for different types of energy levels, time restraints and fitness.  Keep this list in view like on your refrigerator or your to-do-list board.  Sometimes having a list easily in view may inspire you to get moving.

What type of movement are you in the mood for now?  Let it come from your body and not your head.  Have fun!  Any kind of movement counts.  As I learned from one of my fitness instructor’s, Gilad, “keep your body in motion!”  Even if it is just a short amount of time.  It’s all good!  Personally, music inspires me and gets me moving even when I think I’m too tired.  Try sitting still if a good beat starts playing!

  • Walking
  • Jogging/Running
  • Dancing
  • Cleaning
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Jumping Rope
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Gardening
  • Tennis
  • Racquetball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Martial Arts
  • Kick Boxing
  • Weight Lifting
  • Skiing
  • Snow Boarding
  • Horseback Riding

If you have a favorite, feel free to add to this list.  Have fun and get moving!

Health Benefits of Push Ups

Push Ups are one of the oldest exercises out there.  As a Health Coach in the Lehigh Valley, I have tried to incorporate these into my routine regularly.  They improve muscular upper body endurance.  The standard push up is so easy and activates almost every muscle in your body!  Great right?  Major muscle groups, such as your biceps, triceps, core muscles, anterior deltoids and lower body muscle groups are activated to support your body while stabilizing your movements.  Push ups build the strength of your core.  When you perform pushups, your spine should remain curved neutrally and rigid so that any load is distributed safely through it. If your back begins to sag, your lumbar spine will become hyperextended, which can lead to injury. Keeping your spine properly aligned is the uber important job of your core and can also strengthen your core muscles such as the rectus abdominus and transversus abdominis.  

Push ups are perfect for increasing your strength.  As with any exercise, don’t forget to breathe!  Inhale on the way down and exhale on the way up.  Don’t strain your neck.  Start with as many as you can do.  Try to increase until you have reached a number that is right for your fitness level.  There are so many variations that you can do. f5a12f7fbcd52af8_Basic-Push-Up.xxxlarge0812-wm-knee-push-up


Women's Push Ups

Health and Positive Vibes

Thoughts to Live by:

  • Be Indispensable and Unforgettable
  • Acknowledge your mistakes
  • Keep your mind engaged on the task at hand
  • Look for ways to assist others
  • Prepare for the unexpected
  • Express appreciation
  • Make a commitment to complete the task at hand and go even further if you can
  • Treat others as equals
  • Value the opinions of others

Let a Lehigh Valley Life Coach inspire you to be your best!

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