The benefits of yoga start immediately after class and continue for years … Continue reading →
Johanna Quass is proof that an active life doesn’t stop at 50, 60, 70, or even 80. In 2012, when she was 86, Quass received an entry in The Guinness Book of Records as oldest gymnast in the world.
Quass started gymnastics at an early age and appeared in her first competition in 1934. In 1954, Quaas was a member of the handball team that took the Eastern German Championship. Her career as a gymnast and coach stopped and started as Germany went through World War II and the split of East & West Germany.
When she was 56, Quaas again started with training in 1982 and won at the VII. Turn- und Sportfest der DDR in Leipzig. Joanna has a strict exercise regime that involves a combination of running and yoga. Over the years, she’s won 11 medals in senior gymnastic competitions. She currently practices gymnastics “just for fun.”
Check out this video of her bar and floor routine.
Photojournalist Peter Menzel traveled the world to document the eating habits of families in other countries. The author of Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, surveys 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of … Continue reading →
No doubt you’ve heard about the Paleo Diet. This diet advocates eating like a caveman (or cavewoman as the case may be). The Paleo Diet includes grass-produced meats, eggs, fish/seafood, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and healthful oils such … Continue reading →
Our doubts and fears can keep us “stuck” but this video will motivate you to keep moving forward toward your victory. Yes, you can run a little faster, throw a little farther, lift heavier. You just gotta trust yourself and … Continue reading →
Do you think yoga is for wimps? That “real men” don’t practice it?
I challenge any man to do what this yogi is doing. This is the Peacock Pose, an advanced posture in yoga. Can you imagine the stamina this pose must take? The core and upper body strength?
The next time you hear a man scoff at practicing yoga, find a picture of Peacock Pose and ask him to replicate it, holding the posture for at least 30 seconds.
You can have fun and get exercise anywhere!
Do you have a favorite time to exercise? Do you get up at the crack of dawn to run or do you pump iron at the end of the day to de-stress? Does the time of day make a difference … Continue reading →
Plyometrics are exercise involving repeated rapid stretching and contracting of muscles (as by jumping and rebounding) to increase muscle power. Plyos can be tough and tiring but don’t shy away from them. They’re a good way to increase: your explosive … Continue reading →
Are you in a rut? It’s easy to get into a habit of running the same neighborhood route, especially if we have very busy lives. Running the same route can put us on autopilot, which can be either good or … Continue reading →