Research has shown that just two fifteen minute exercise routines can make a positive impact on your life. For instance, thirty minutes a day, five days a week of aerobic and muscle conditioning exercise can prevent Type 2 Diabetes by half. You can reap health benefits by walking with light weights of ½ or 1 pound apiece. The weights that wrap around your hands are best to use so the blood doesn’t pool to your hands. Doing arm movements while walking can put you in the aerobic, fat burning zone faster, especially when you move your arms above your head. Of course, your body is a weight too, so when you walk you are benefiting your bones and preventing osteoporosis. The combination of aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises has always been a part of my daily routine, even when I traveled on the road as an entertainer. (Entertainment book below)
A Powerful LIFE at Kaiser Permanente: This is where I serve as a Lifestyle Educator while teaching a variety of fitness classes. We are pushing the activity of walking for better fitness and health. Walking increases blood flow through the blood stream which helps your natural immune system. Studies at the Appalachian State University show that walking can prevent the common cold. It’s doable to fit fifteen minutes of exercise two times a day either in the morning, the evening, at lunch or instead of a coffee break. Put walking into your schedule. Walking helps you feel good and in most cases it helps lower the level of depression too. Walk with a buddy. It’s fun! Find support at Everybody Walk!
Kaiser Permanente diligently spreads the news about health issues. In 2010, the KP research team printed thousands of articles to widely read publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times and US World Today.
Although Medicare had significantly cut the payments to Kaiser Permanente, the Southern California branch has had one of the best financial years ever. Yeah, team!
Remembering a Powerful LIFE, Jack LaLanne: This fitness guru has inspired generations of people to live a healthier life. He was a pioneer in the fitness field. His television series prompted me to pursue the path of health and fitness throughout my life. In January 2010, I wrote about meeting Jack LaLanne, who was full of vitality. His motivating spirit will always be with us.
Yours in health,
Maria Lauren – Your Powerful LIFE blog
(AKA) Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio
Maria Lauren continues her passion in fitness and entertainment. Contact: YGTPower@aol.com
- Keynote Speaker: “You Got The Power”
- Entertainer and Producer: “Showstoppers”
- Singing or Fitness Coach…
* Maria Lauren and her sister, Linda Eichberg, Alberici Sisters, wrote a book about entertainment, legends and fitness called, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.
* Relax-n-Renew is a CD, available for download that contains soothing music and positive visualization to relieve stress, created by Maria Lauren and her brother, Al Alberici.
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