physical activity

Runner’s Connect-hip strengtheners

Last year, a week before my Half-Ironman my calves started cramping, then my leg hurt and then I just fell like I fell apart! I went to a Physical Therapist, who after examination, said due to the difference in my leg lengths, one side is stronger than the other causing an imbalance and overall weakness in my hips. The PT introduced me to some great exercises that have really helped reduce my back, leg and knee pain. The article below from Runner’s Connect does a good job explaining the exercises. Enjoy!

http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/hip-strengthening-for-runners/

Did you know?, Science, Self-Care, Sleep

Next Level Living Videos

Huffington Post has Next Level Living videos that break down topics such as sleep or circadian rhythms. They’re short, simple and entertaining yet really get some valuable information across. Enjoy!

http://shows.huffingtonpost.com/shows/next-level-living-shw519412504-519428968?context=SH:SHW519412504:PL7039:1454858128620

advice, Did you know?, links, motivation, nutrition, physical activity, Self-Care, Sleep, ted talks, Uncategorized

Random Shmandom Links

I’m getting really good at saving links that I want to post on here and then…forgetting to post them. Below are some random, great articles and videos that I’ve accumulated over the last week or two. I think it’s always important to be reminded how there are so many facets of health. Education on brain fitness, body posture, happiness, and food intake, for example, are all part of health; all part of YOUR health.

My favorite link in this post is the “What Makes a Good Life” TED Talks video.   In college, I traveled abroad in third-world countries where people didn’t have much besides a cell phone (crazy, right?), but they still managed to be welcoming and grateful for the resources they had. During those times of awareness I also read Blue Zones by Dan Buettner and fell in love with the book’s message about living a long, happy life.  Happiness really isn’t about having “things,” it comes down to…well, I’ll just let you watch the video. Enjoy!

How to Remember Names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdTAGU8DAaM

What Makes a Good Life? -TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness

Here’s What Happened When I Slept For an Extra Hour Each Night: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sleep-eight-hours-challenge_56685d29e4b080eddf5670e6

The Benefits of Good Posture-TED Talks: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-benefits-of-good-posture-murat-dalkinic

Vegetables Likely To Take More of Your Plate in 2016-NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/01/461704287/vegetables-likely-to-take-more-of-your-plate-in-2016

Keep Things Simple for a Long, Healthy Life-NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/02/459970110/keep-things-simple-for-a-healthy-long-life

What type of topics would you like to be addressed in the blog? Let me know! coach@inpowercoaching.org.

Thanks for reading,

Chels

 

 

 

 

Did you know?, Mental Health, Self-Care, Weight, Wellness Programs, Women

Why Victims of Sexual Abuse Are More Likely to Be Obese – The Atlantic

Here’s a different article for you. Studies have shown those who have had childhood abuse are most likely to be obese as they grow older and as an adult. Are you surprised? Think about the emotional toll the abuse has taken on a person. Feel free to share this article!

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/12/sexual-abuse-victims-obesity/420186/