Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Go with the flow

Those who know me really well, know that I have, sometimes, the tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist. I'm searching for the perfect place for everything and tend to make schedules and lists and plans in a great deal of detail. It's gotten more balanced over the last few years and I'm mostly happy with my level of need to have everything as (I think) it should be. 

Photo by Hamed Saber
This week, I've had a few opportunities to try my hand at going with the flow and not being so anal.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

I'm in Allergy Denial

Photo by masochismtango
Despite having recently written about dealing with seasonal allergies and having had them for as long as I can remember, I'm still somewhat in denial. I recognize the year-round allergies coming a mile away, but every time the seasonals starts, there's the hope that it's a mild 3-day cold, that will go away never to return. 

If you're having similar denial or uncertainty, check out this handy-dandy page I found. It comes complete with a chart to help you figure if that yucky nose is a result of allergies (which can be more than seasonal) or a cold.  Useful for figuring out what you've got to do about it. Hope this is helpful.

Enjoy the warm weather and live well, 

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Friday, 4 May 2012

Low Impact Exercises for High Intensity Cardio

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I'm not much of a runner. That is I'm only the fastest one in this room because I happen to be alone at the moment. My ideal times are still a far way off, but I slowly creep towards them and my endurance is still in the works. Despite my shortcomings, I really like running. Until the last little while, I ran a few times a week; nothing to write home about, but it was the majority of my cardio. Last week I was told not to run for 6 weeks, and to slowly build it back up. So it got me thinking- how do you get some high intensity cardio going (and keep fitness goals) with a low impact workout?

Low impact exercises don't involve the jump and  impact that can be difficult for some people. Although you should check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program, this type of exercise can be particularly useful for pregnant women, people with troubles in the lower extremities, joints or bones, or those who are very overweight. And there are lots of ways to make your low-impact workout high intensity...

1. Move more of your body.