Tip: Strength Training Exercises for Walkers

To get even more health benefits from your daily walk (or run) incorporate a few strength-training exercises.

Strength Training Exercises for RunnersTo get even more health benefits from your daily walk (or run) incorporate a few strength-training exercises.

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Tip: Sleep and Health Benefits

Sleep is interwoven with every facet of daily life.

Importance of Sleep for HealthSleep is interwoven with every facet of daily life.  It affects our health and well-being, our moods and behavior, our energy and emotions, our marriages and jobs, our very sanity and happiness.” ~ Peter Hauri PhD

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Tip: Proper Warm Up and Cool Down

In order to get a great workout and reduce your risk of injury, a proper workout requires 4 stages.

Warming Up and Cooling DownIn order to get a great workout and reduce your risk of injury, a proper workout requires 4 stages.  The four stages are warm-up, stretching, workout and cool down.  Properly warming up and cooling down when you exercise will protect your muscles, ligaments and joints.

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  • Warming-up your muscles for 6 to 10 minutes can assist you in creating an effective workout and reduce your risk of injury.  Walking, easy jogging or cycling are good ways to warm up your muscles.

  • It is important to cool down and lower your heart rate after exercising.  Some simple ways to cool down are slow walking or cycling for 5 minutes or until your breathing is normal and your heart rate is under 100 beats per minute.

To your wellness,

Lynn