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BodyWork

My Kickass Workout Weapon of Choice

I just got back to my desk after slipping out for an hour of fun, adventurous butt-kicking (my own). Whenever I have had a little too much fun or strayed away from my healthy lifestyle, I don't fret about it, I take care of it right away (really, I do!). So this morning, after a weekend of catching up with girlfriends, eating and drinking a tad too much, I head for the hills – Nordic Walking Poles in hand.

Nordic skiers are among the fittest athletes on the planet and walking poles are a cross training tool used by competitive Nordic skiers to stay in shape in the off-season. Here are some workout ideas for you...

Take Your Workout Outdoors and Feel the Physical and Emotional Benefits

Here is a recent interview I did with Best of You Today, that I hope you will find interesting.
My great love is getting people excited about connecting with the outdoors. What's even more thrilling is to see someone exercising in any outdoor environment. Truth is, fitness is simple. The tricky part is figuring out how to fit in exercise - daily. Here, you'll find tips on how to create workout opportunities around your neighborhood, how to get focused and stay focused on your goals, and why training outdoors is far better for you than indoors.
 
Best of You Today Interview with Tina Vindum:

Turn Your Next Trail Run into a Full Body Workout

Turn your runs (and walks) into a full-body blasting adventure! Follow these simple steps to increase your fitness without increasing time spent on the trail.
 
I just came down off the mountain. Clothes drenched. Fully fatigued. Happy! What did I do? I hit the Coastal Trail on Mt Tamalpais for a trail run. Well, not your average trail run, I call it the 60:10 (sometimes I call it the 30:10). The 60:10 includes sixty minutes of cardio, and 10 strength/toning exercises; however, not the kind of exercises you'd expect!

Redwood's Got Your Back - For Strong Quads, Try the Tree Sit

Tree Sit
Works: Quadriceps, core abdominals, shoulders, mental focus, environmental integration
Props: Tree with a strong base, light post, wall or mailbox

The Tree Sit exercise is an updated version of that classic ski-conditioning exercise, the “wall sit.” It’s usually done within the confines of large gymnasiums with wood floors and beige walls, but here I’ve added a much more interesting prop—the tree.

Simple Exercise to Alleviate Back Pain

Back pain is often caused by years of bad posture. It happens progressively through long hours sitting or standing slumped over.

Good posture is the best way to prevent back pain. And you can dramatically improve your posture by learning to stand properly.

Click image for the Podcast audio exercise.

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