The core or powerhouse as it is referred to in the body is the key to healing from injury, preventing injury, proper functioning of all the body’s systems, achieving optimal physical health and so much more.
Chances are, over the past 18 pandemic months, your muscular
fitness and mass may have slipped a bit. Unfortunately, all that muscular
down time is associated with increased cancer risk, depression, lower cognitive ability, prediabetic blood sugar levels (even if you’re at a healthy weight), sleep disruption and a host of other issues. In short, all the makings of a physiological hot mess – so it’s time to flip the script. With gyms open again, outdoor fitness classes in every park and plenty of virtual classes or in-home classes to tune into, there are more muscle-building options than ever – which makes now a good time to start building your muscles back to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s how to get back in the game.
The holidays are here and our usual schedule is often thrown out the window. Chances are you might not make it to yoga (or spin or on that run or pilates) as often as you would like for the next few weeks. But you do have time for this simple stretch! It’s great to counter all the forward action of sitting and typing we do every day.