Incredibly, in celebration of world turtle day this guy showed up on my lunch time walk today. I encourage you to get out on your lunch hour and walk. It will change your perspective, energize your afternoon, and you will discover new things.
He tucked his head into his chest like a turtle, brought his knees toward each other, and bowed forward. I told him, “Squats don’t hurt your knees; what you’re doing hurts your knees.”
I’m fortunate to work for a great company that takes great care of their employees. That’s my new stand-up desk in the photo above. This story about a school implementing the same idea is long overdue. Seems a little bit silly that we have to “encourage kids to move so that they will want to move more later in life.”
Come on! Your bodies are made for movement and exercise.
Go enjoy it.
More teachers are incorporating some form of movement into the school day, especially as the research is pretty clear: Physical activity in school leads to better cognitive performance and fewer behavioral issues, not to mention cutting down on stress and anxiety.
It was initially believed that when it comes to building muscle, cardio paled in comparison to exercises like resistance training, which are designed to help you gain strength. But a recent review of 14 studies published in the journal Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews found that on average, men who did 45 minutes of moderate to intense cardio 4 days a week saw a 5%-6% increase in leg muscle size.”Aerobic exercise, if done properly, can lead to as much muscle growth as you’d expect with resistance exerc