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Grandparents and Kids Connecting Through Physical Activity

December 7, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Grandparents and kids connecting through physical activity

I recently wrote an article on how older adults are keeping active more than ever (and even breaking fitness records!). If you’re a grandparent, you are in a unique position to be active with your family; especially with grandchildren. It’s common for both parents to work fulltime, so grandparents often play a big role in helping raise and mentor kids. What does this mean for physical activity levels of grandparents and grandchildren? In my opinion, it’s a fantastic thing!

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Physical Activity Advice for New Moms

November 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical Activity Advice for New Moms

As a new parent, your world may seem to revolve around caring for your baby, but taking time for physical activity is an important way to care for yourself too. Remember that by taking care of yourself, you are also taking care of your baby.

After a normal vaginal birth, most physical activities can be started again as soon as you are comfortable. Start slowly, and then gradually build up the length of physical activity.

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Make Your Own Home Boot Camp Workout

November 2, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Make your own home boot camp workout

Some people thrive in the outdoors year round, while others are not too keen being out in the cold, rain, or snow. Choosing to be active indoors or out is personal preference, one is not better than the other. However, if you notice you decrease your aerobic activity levels when the weather turns, it is worthwhile having an indoor backup option.

Make your own home boot camp workout at no cost!

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Is Jumping Rope Good Exercise?

October 26, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Is Jumping Rope Good Exercise?

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. A glass of cold water when you’re thirsty or a big hug when you’re feeling down. In terms of being active, the humble skipping rope is often overlooked, even though it’s a cost-effective and fun way to be physically activity.

Let’s “skip” right along to the benefits that the skipping rope can bring you.

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