Exercise Blogs

Walking Benefits and Medical Conditions

Fitness Trackers Increase Walking Benefits But Not Weight Loss #withDavida   Many of my friends are walking more and reaping the benefits from it. These new wrists worn or phone application fitness tracking devices have inspired many to get out and walk more. The new social competition is to track your steps and challenge friends and co-workers for prizes. One couple became so competitive they got into a little spat over it.  Other than that’s [Read More...]

Exercise, Diet and Your Medical Conditions

Ditch the Fad Diet for Exercise #withDavida   I stay away from the scale. It can be discouraging. I’m almost 5’11 and average 160 pounds.  Since I am not a small petite woman and weigh about the same as many men I encounter, I don’t like being reminded about the number. If I allow myself to focus on the number on the scale I’ll become obsessed with reducing that number to one that might be [Read More...]

Yoga and Chronic Pain: Fit Over 50

Yoga Is One of the Best Exercises for Chronic Pain #withDavida   I’ve always prided myself on being fit and strong. Dancing has been my first choice of exercise. But I’ve also skied, run track, swam laps, lifted weights and played Ultimate Frisbee. Plus a little boot camp, softball, pick-up football and hiking in the mountains when I’ve had the chance. I always push myself to finish strong. As I started nearing my 50th birthday [Read More...]

Relieve Stress with Yoga: Davida, Fitness Pro

Train Your Body to Relieve Stress with Yoga #withDavida   My 15-year old son is learning how to drive and the benefit to me is I get to explore the sensation of stress. As soon as we walked out of the driver’s license office with his learner’s permit he wanted to drive. We found a nearly empty parking lot and I let him have a try. After he started the ignition he mashed the gas [Read More...]

Reducing Stress: Mindfulness

Reducing Stress Can Be an Exercise in the Head #withDavida   Sit comfortably and imagine the most beautiful sunset over the mountains. Breathe in the fresh air as you envision the sun beginning to dip below the peaks. Allow your skin to feel the cooling temperature as the sun loses intensity. Hear the fading chirps of the birds at they start to settle in for the evening. Be in this moment and continue to draw [Read More...]