The body’s instinctive respond to frigid temperatures is to insulate. You crave more food than usual to escape the pain of winter, and the boredom of being stuck indoors. Hence, the beached whale affect when the weather changes and it’s finally time don skimpier attire.
Not all of us have been vigilant over the past few month. Over 50 it doesn’t take long for the heart to atrophy, and add a few pounds and suddenly you’re at risk. Especially if you haven’t been doing the minimal amount of cardio over the past few months. Cardiac arrest is a mostly needless way to die.
Looking good is its own reward. The confidence that comes with radiant health is a celebration. Be an example to your family by giving them an enduring gift, and showing them how to keep the body optimally functioning. Buying time and extending the cycle of life.
Take one step at a time. Or leap forward in an ideal environment dedicated to one thing only. Exponentially improving your biological inheritance.
Come have a smoothie and a workout at Panacea. Ciao, Pietro
Squats are thee most important exercise you can do.
Without them, your connection to the earth, and your mobility, becomes increasingly fragile, compromised. Senors are vulnerable to falls due to gaining a few pounds. And from the inevitable atrophying of the quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluts that occurs with people who don’t consciously work these large and vital muscle-masses.
With them, you are grounded, stable, confident. Someone bumps into you, you smile. You’re not a disaster waiting to happen.
Men, as they age, tend to get skinny legs, and loose their butt. Women tend to get big in the butt. The antidote for both sexes is the same, squats.
Especially hockey players have no future in the game without doing squats. You simply won’t survive at the higher level. You won’t have the skating power, and you’ll get knocked over too easily.
So do your squats twice a week! Old and young!
We do them at every Abs class. At every Hockey Yoga class. The benefits are profound. Come join us. At $6 a class, including a delicious smoothie, it really is the best deal in town.
The tendency is to work on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Your weaknesses should be the first priority.
You see fairly flexible women at yoga. Not stiff middle aged men who can’t even touch their knees, let alone their toes. Many of whom end up with serious back problems.
You see a preponderance of mature men with spare tires pounding the weights. Chest, arms and shoulders instead of doing something about the flat butt and scrawny legs.
It’s all I can do, sometimes, to refrain from marching up to people at the gym and shouting, quit everything you’re doing because you’re wasting your time!
If you have heart issues in your family, and concerned about your weight, do those long sweaty cardios on a consistent basis. You’ll never have to worry about a heart attack again.
Weight lifting is a must for women concerned with calcium absorption and osteoporosis.
Friday Night Yoga is back on Sept. 5 at 730 pm. The next morning, the 6th at 10 am, is Abs Class. Please reserve your spot in advance because space is limited. We’re adding a second Abs class on Tues nights, starting Sept. 9 at 730 pm. See you there!
Feeling good. Looking good. Good health. These are the qualities that supersede all others. Getting your priorities straight is the first step to achieving them.
Set yourself a weekly regime of exercise which is as varied as it is interesting to you. Running with your dog, abs class, yoga, weight-lifting, or best of all, accelerate the process with a personal trainer.
I’d like you to meet my mother, Margaret. I won’t tell you her age because I don’t want to die. If you know my age, do the math. She’s the person I’ve trained the longest so I should take at least some of the credit.
She has always worked out vigilantly. And eats well, and makes delicious meals. And enjoys happy hour. And listens, and always contributes something interesting to the conversation.
Recuperating from a broken arm? Tennis or golfer’s elbow? Symptoms of carpel tunnel? Arthritis? Or are you interested in radically transforming your shot? Strong flexible wrist have many useful applications besides opening jars.
Do this series of wrist exercises 6 days a week for a 3-week period. You will be amazed by the results.
See you at yoga and abs this long weekend? Let me know. Ciao, Pepito
Be a little hungry all the time. If you can master the skill of being a little hungry always, and to quit eating just before you’re full, you’ll never have a weight problem. And you’ll experience many health benefits.
When a little hungry you’re in calorie burn mode. Many of us have a primal fear of this. It challenges our security. Residing on the borderline of security is actually the only real security we can have. Which seems counter-intuitive.
Be a little hungry. But don’t go into starvation mode because that’s when you do something stupid. Like downing a pizza before bed, or reloading your plate.
By learning this simple skill, you pass it on to your offspring.
Hockey yoga is coming Feb. 7. Taught by yours truly. It includes the Inversion Table for willing participants, aromatherapy, and incorporates stretching drills with regular yoga poses. Rest a assured, we languish in long lingering restorative postures. And, of course, the signature smoothie.
Work your spine back to an effortless Bridge.
This Friday it’s the hypnotic Heloise. Let me know you’re coming if you haven’t already.