Just writing a little entry to say to all of our members that I am very excited to meet all of you and be a part of the team!
To get us started I am going to share a health tip of the day:
Did you know we are made of 70% water and hte daily recommened water intake is 8 glasses of water every day. Are you getting enough?
Also did you now that thoughts influence how water molecules interact with each other… positive thoughts lead to beautiful formations. Masaru Emoto takes picture of this phenomena. Check it out here. For more information on Masaru Emoto’s work click here.
In a recent study at the University of Derby, depressed patients given salsa dancing lessons improved their moods significantly by the end of the nine week hip swiveling therapy. Researchers site the endorphin boots of exercise, plus the social interaction and concentration that dancing requires, and the increase self-confidence from learning a new skill as components to dancing’s benefits.
The physically expressive nature of dance also helps people release and thereby recognize pent-up feelings, the first step in dealing with them. Excerpt from Psychology Today August 2010 pg. 42
Regardless of your reason to dance our Saturday class is not only fun and a great way to learn some new moves, but a great cardio workout.
This is a progressive class as each builds on another in choreography. Registration is required.
Taught by Josee Fontaine start today at 12:15- 1:00 pm. Check the schedule for additional days.
VQW Studio would like to welcome Brandy Buchanan to the team as our morning yoga instructor. Stating in July she will be teaching Wednesdays at 7:30 am and Fridays at 9 am. Check the schedule to sign up.
Events sponsored by reach physio taking place throughout the summer the first one is Monday, June 28th and I am presenting “10 tips to keep your energy flowing”. For more information click here.
Are you interested in a book club if you are please send me an email.
Exciting new research has been release regarding aging and muscle growth. IT used to be believed that after a certain age 79 plus that it was very difficult to build new muscle in fact virtually impossible. It is now known that it is not the fact; in reality and elderly individual following the same training program as a twenty year old will make the same muscular gains, thought they will take longer to adapt. What makes this research exciting is that it proves it is never too late to become active and start weight training. You will derive benefits whether you do it preventatively in your youth, start in middle age, or even as a senior.
So dust off those running shoes and spandex, invest in some weights, get a trainer, go to the gym, and get going!
It is that time of year again; time to get ourselves ready for the summer months, whether it be to waer our bathing suits, to hiking long days in the summer sun. And to usher in the season get active with the 30 day Chanllenge. Run in partnership with Reach Physio get involved in the community and find the support you need to get moving.