Before you start walking, it is important to warm up first. Increasing the temperature in your muscles and joints and increasing blood flow will make you more comfortable when you exercise and reduce the risk of injury.
Mark Fenton has developed a few easy warm-up moves that target the muscles you use most during walking. You can do them all in a standing position and the entire routine should take only three minutes. Ankle circles. Standing on one foot, lift the other leg off the ground in front of you. Slowly flex that ankle through its full range of motion, making circles with the toes. Do 6 to 8 circles then reverse the direction of your circle and do 6 to 8 more. Switch feet and repeat.
Leg swings.Standing on one leg, swing the other leg loosely from the hip in a front to back motion. Keep it relaxed and unforced like the swinging of a pendulum. Your foot should swing no higher than a foot or so off the ground. Do 15 to 20 swings on each leg.
Figure-8 leg swings: Just like the leg swings above, swing one leg from the hip in a front to back motion, but this time, trace a figure-8 with your leg. Your leg should trace a circle in front of the body and another circle behind. Do 15 to 20 swings on each leg.
Pelvic loops. Stand with your hands on your hips, your knees gently bent, and your feet hip-width apart. Keep your body upright and make 10 slow, continuous circles with your hips, pushing them gently forward, to the left, back and to the right. Then reverse directions and repeat.
Arm circles. Hold both arms straight out to your sides, making yourself into the letter T. Make 10 to 12 slow backward circles with your hands, starting small and finishing with large circles, using your entire arm. Shake out your arms, then repeat with 10 to 12 forward circles.
Hula-hoop jumps. Begin hopping in place on both feet. Keep your head and shoulders facing forward, and begin to twist your feet and lower body left, then right, going back and forth on successive hops, 20 times.
Men's and women's natural tendencies complement one
another nicely, creating solid incentives for pairing-up to tackle life's
challenges. Of course everyone is different and couples create countless
scenarios, but common threads weave their ways through most relationships
shared by men and women. While each gender brings something to the table, men
are the biggest benefactors in most pairings; trading sensitivity and
understanding for manly traits like stoicism and brute strength. Whether mothers, wives or daughters; there
are plenty of reasons for men to respect women, including the following: Women
See Things in ways Men Can't - Women carry a unique
perspective that's hard to put a finger on, at times. Perhaps explained by the
fabled "women's intuition", they just have a knack for getting to the
heart of the matter, without requiring a logical progression of ideas or
actions to arrive there. Not that they don't lean on perception and observation
In my last blog entry i told you that i will be celebrating a couple of national holidays (Emancipation Day and Independence Day). As a result of this i was in and out of Kingston quite. First of all, i must tell you about my Independence Day, August 6, drama. I decided to go to Negril on a beach trip. I was super excited because i rarely go to that side of the island. Well on the highway going out of Kingston the bus caught on fire. I could not make this up even if i tried. The first person out of the bus was a man on crutches and he was on the back seat. A couple of people drove out of the bus and one person jumped out of a window. I slipped out of the bus somehow. They had to use two big bottles of water and a crate and a half of beers to out the fire.
Three hours later, after sitting on the side of the highway, we were on our way to Montego Bay in another bus. Most were disappointed that we had to change our destination but Montego Bay, however, it was a lot closer at that poin…
Blogmas - Day 3
Squads are the new hit thing among the millennial. Being a child of the 90's I did not get the whole squad trend or maybe I could just be weird (LOL). Seriously though, I have analysed the concept and now I can see the merit in having a squad.
Now, let me break it down for you. A squad is a group of common friends that you have, that you hang out together at the same time. Now I think about it, I remember Carrie and the girls from Sex and the City. Those girls would be the ultimate 90’s girl squad.
With that in mind, girl squads can be great if you have the right type of squad. So, today I am going to lay the ground work of how to create the ultimate girl squad.
In creating my Ultimate Girl Squad I have painstakingly compiled five types of girls who would comprise the squad.
These girls are (but are limited to):
Xena Warrior Princess At the top of the list, I have Xena Warrior Princess type of girl. This girl is a bad*ss.