Sunday, February 22, 2015

WEEK 5 CHALLENGE: February 23

6-week Health & Fitness Challenge in preparation for the 
ISL 5k- Spring Shuffle taking place March 7, 2015


(Monday, February 23, 2015 to Sunday, March 1, 2015)

Whether you began with week 1 or this is your first week,
Try these steps for a healthier you!

Your fifth week challenge is to strengthen your whole body!

Fitness CHALLENGE (Part 1): No time? it take less than 25 minutes. No room? you only need enough space to lie down arms and legs stretched, No equipment? none needed. No excuses! 

Need a Visual to complete these circuits? Check out these example for correct posture. 

Sound mind CHALLENGE (Part 3):

For this week’s mind challenge we are going to continue the whole body strength challenge. We are going to stop negative thoughts from forming in our mind through breathing.  Breathe in ONE, and let go any thoughts that trouble your mind. Breathe out TWO, letting all the air from your chest escape.  Stop your negative thoughts right on their tracks.  Relieve yourself of inner conversation.  Let those undesirable scenarios go, and feel that silent space within you.


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Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions and before starting any exercise program or diet plan.

Regular exercise can help you control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, and strengthen your bones and muscles. But if you haven't exercised for some time and you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.
When to check with your doctor
Although moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program if any of the following apply:
· You have heart disease.
· You have asthma or lung disease.
· You have diabetes, or liver or kidney disease.
· You have arthritis.
You should also check with your doctor if you have symptoms suggestive of heart, lung or other serious disease, such as:
· Pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw or arms during physical activity
· Dizziness or loss of consciousness
· Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at rest, or when lying down or going to bed
· Ankle swelling, especially at night
· A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced heartbeat
· Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill that goes away when you rest
Finally, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you see your doctor before engaging in vigorous exercise if two or more of the following apply:
· You're a man older than age 45 or a woman older than age 55.
· You have a family history of heart disease before age 55.
· You smoke or you quit smoking in the past six months.
· You haven't exercised for three months or more.
· You're overweight or obese.
· You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
· You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes.

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