February is traditionally a month of hearts and flowers and plenty of snow! As we get deep into the last throes of winter, it is a good time to remember that we should still, wherever possible, get out and enjoy the day. Walking in snow is a great heart pumping calorie burning exercise and the deeper the snow- the more effort- the more the reward. To me this is a magical time when we get a world covered in white.
I know many of us relish this snowy cold season as a time to do lots of reading/sewing/knitting…but more and more research is talking about sitting as being the new smoking (Bad Habit)…too much sitting does cause all sorts of issues- the least of which is back pain. The psoas muscle (a secret, vital leg-lifting muscle, gets tighter) and research also show that a degree of calcification occurs after sitting for as little as ONE HOUR!…
Make a point of getting up and moving from your desk often (sneak in a few calf raises/squats as you can and you get a double bonus…also make a point of drinking lots of water as you will then HAVE to get up and move!!!
Have a HEART WARMING MONTH!
PLEASE NOTE that we will be out of the office March 5th-9th as we go and meet the family in Miami for a mini-break.
SEE YOU IN THE OFFICE, ON THE TABLE, ON THE YOGA MAT OR UNDER THE BARBELLS!