Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues? Let's Have Fun and Stay Fit!


It is easy to procrastinate when Summertime makes us lazy -- we can overeat and let our fitness slide....or we can have lots of fun while staying fit and healthy. 



Stay hydrated of course, and don't go running in the mid-day sun. When it cools down a bit, go for a run with your favorite playlist on your MP3 player -- you'll notice that when one of your favorite up-tempo songs comes on, your energy level pumps right up.   Make sure you freshen up your "mixtape" or "playlist" every couple weeks to make sure it keeps you energized!

Get out of the gym!  If you live near water, go to the beach!  Head for the woods, the fields, anywhere in the great outdoors!  Swimming, boating, dancing, romancing under the moonlight!
There are so many fun things to do in the summertime that keep you healthy and fit both physically and mentally.

Have fun and stay fit!

Felicia Lawson




 

Monday, July 6, 2015

EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE IS NOT PART OF YOUR FITNESS PLAN



Heat stroke is a true medical emergency that is often fatal if not properly and promptly treated, and the most common cause is over exertion in hot weather.



As much as you may love your outdoor physical fitness regimen, you must avoid becomeing dehydrated and avoid vigorous physical activities in hot weather.

Either begin your outdoor fitness regimen early in the morning before it gets too hot, or wait until the cool of the evening to go for that run. 



Symptoms of heat stroke can include:
    confusionagitation,  disorientation, the absence of sweating, and coma.
    • Heat stroke is treated by cooling the victim. This is a critical step in the treatment of heat stroke. Always notify emergency services immediately if heat stroke is suspected.

    • Athletes, and outdoor workers are the groups at greatest risk for heat stroke.

    • Heat stroke is sometimes classified as exertional heat stroke (EHS, which is due to overexertion in hot weather) or non-exertional heat stroke (NEHS, which occurs in climactic extremes and affects the elderly

    Remember, your health may depend upon staying fit, but don't endanger your health by over-exertion in hot weather. 
    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay fit!

    I always enjoy reading your comments and answering your questions.

    Felicia Lawson

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    You Don't Have Time to Excercise? No problem! Try this!

    Okay, you say you just don't have time to excercise, no time to do a workout.  No problem. I'll give you a simple thing you can do anytime and anywhere that will strengthen your abs, improve your posture, and flatten your tummy.

    Here it is: Just pull in your belly button as far in as you can! Imagine you can pull it all the way to your spine..and then HOLD IT....and HOLD IT...as long as you can.   You can do this excercise anywhere, anytime...standing in line, riding in an elevator, sitting at a desk, anywhere anytime...and you WILL se results.  Once you get into it, you will find that you DO have time to make yourself feel and look better!

    Try it!

    Any questions?  Get hold of me here, by email, or phone.

    I'm here for you

    Felicia

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