Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Camp Blue Skies Georgia
I have been a volunteer at CBS for 5 years, as a Cabin Counselor, Cabin Captain and now as a Program Instructor and have been blown away by the amazing work being done at Camp Blue Skies Georgia. I leave today to return to CBS Georgia to serve for the next week teaching my “Balance Your Body” fitness program. I met Brent Sesler about 10 years ago and it started this journey of working with special needs individuals. Here is his story (and mine) and the amazing work being done by this foundation. Students from Georgia Southern University come to volunteer with leadership from their professors and really serve the campers with great energy and poise. The staff of Camp Blue Skies continues to outdo themselves with every camp. Twin Lakes Georgia where the camp was held is incredible in that it is a sprawling campus that is designed for special needs populations. See this video A Day at CBS. It’s March Madness time fill out your bracket and please help me support this work. http://bit.ly/DonateToPlay
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Life is an Endurance Event: Train for It
Sedentary lifestyle is a powerful signal to your body to decay, while exercise is a great signal to grow, adapt and get stronger. The foundational principle for living well is: Complete serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life. Remember the guiding principle is to exercise six days a week, this concept dictates four of the six should be devoted to aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is steady exercise that gets your heart rate up into target (above 125 BPM) and keeps it there for an extended period of time. For most of us this will be exercise performed at 65-75% (typically 140-150 BPM) of your predicted max HR (PMHR: 220-your age). Exercise you can perform without getting out of breath with occasional periods of challenging intervals to improve your aerobic fitness. More than any one thing, increasing your ability to circulate blood around your body is the key to good health by increasing oxygen to the muscles, and organs as well as removing the energy waste that is created during movement. Start your exercise program by going easy at first and build up until your can sustain 30 minutes of exercise, then gradually increase the amount of calories you can burn in 30 minutes, with one longer easier session each week. Train like an endurance athlete for long healthy life. Typically elite endurance athletes only spend 25% of their training time above anaerobic threshold.
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Food Rules Tip: Eat Less (at Camp)
This is probably the most unwelcome advice of all, but in fact the scientific case for eating a lot less than we currently do—regardless of whether you are overweight—is compelling. “Calorie restriction” has repeatedly been shown to slow aging in animals, and many researchers believe it offers the single strongest link between diet and cancer prevention. We eat much more than our bodies need to be healthy, and the excess wreaks havoc—and not just on our weight. But we are not the first people in history to grapple with the special challenges posed by food abundance, and previous cultures have devised various ways to promote the idea of moderation.
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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carol Welch