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The BEST thing you can be doing for yourself during these difficult times is exercising. As long as we can stay virus-free, we have the potential to come out of this crisis healthier and fitter than ever. We’re stuck at home and there’s nothing to be done about that, so let’s use it to our advantage. Now’s the time to make exercise your #1 non-negotiable do-it-every-dang-day priority. Let’s start right here, right now, together:
I made this 20 minute follow-along workout video with beginners and active seniors in mind. Besides a chair or somewhere to sit for a few stretches at the very end, you’ll need no equipment.
This Workout’s Theme?! Posture, Posture, POSTURE!
I built this workout with exercises that will improve your posture. We all know our posture tends to decline with age, and since it’s so important to our long-term health, we really need to keep on top of it. Good posture keeps everything in its correct alignment so the least amount of strain gets placed on supporting muscles and ligaments. As we get older, we tend to form bad habits like slouching, which makes us vulnerable to injuries. No bueno.
I CHALLENGE YOU!
In the video towards the end, I also shared a balance challenge: standing on one leg while crossing the other leg over it in “eagle pose”, and then lifting the non-planted leg out to the side. Balance exercises force you to be consciously aware of your body AND your body’s posture while you’re doing them. The two are totally intertwined… balance and posture… and we should regularly work on keeping both at their best. By regularly I’m talking almost every day. Yep, that often.
Try doing that balance move EACH day all week this week. Do 3 sets of 10 on each leg, and you can even spread it out through your day. I showed a bunch of variations of the balance, so make sure you stay safe, but do try to challenge yourself at the appropriate level for your abilities!
As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged below. Let me know if you try it and what you thought!
Stay healthy and safe, all! And take heart friends, these are hard times, but we will get through this. ❤️