Laurel Health Centers
Penn Oak Realty
Bank On It
By The Door
Back to Basics
Live From The Hive
Movin’ Together: Stayin’ Active Ain’t Scary!
Today, in the Home Page Studio, I had a bit of help from Mori, my black cat on Movin’ Together. I will share things that could be scary! Just like some of us might be scared of black cats, some might be scared to get back into the action of life: a perspective I totally understand.
A year ago, I fell while playing pickleball and fractured my hip! So, this past year, I have been recovering! Maybe you, too, are on the road to recovery, or perhaps you think I need to get in better shape! YOU CAN!
It may be scary to get back into the action – I understand.
When I told my surgeon I wanted to start riding my bicycle again, he said well, be careful that you do not fall. I replied,” Dr. Austin, I did not want to fall playing pickleball either! “Sometimes the fear could stop me from enjoying my life, but I am asking God to help me to enjoy the journey and get back into the action. I wouldn’t say I liked pickleball, so I will probably leave that alone, BUT I love biking.
I spent the last week in DC visiting with my older children, Regis and Johanna, and we spent time gardening, dancing, and dining. The dancing with our son happened at our family friends Todd and Melissa’s 25th-anniversary wedding celebration. I knew he would not let me fall, so I stepped out on the dance floor to do some Old English Line Dancing. I had never done it before, but it was great fun!
And this past year, I intentionally decided to go to 365 Fitness, ride my bike more, and lift weights at home. I want to be active with my friends and family. I would like to see Movin’ Together help to encourage you to get back into a healthy place as well. That would make me smile!
Little by little, we can be more vital every day! One way to become healthier is to set aside time to lift weights a few days a week. Lifting weights can increase our muscle mass, build bone density, and increase our joint flexibility. Lifting weights also controls our weight and improves our balance.
THIS NEXT PART GOES WITH THE VIDEO ON THE BROADCAST! Please watch and try it for yourself! :)
Stand with your feet shoulder length apart, relax your knees, and do not grip your weights. Keep breathing while doing the exercises. It does not matter how much weight … start small and work your way up!
The biceps curl starts at your waist, curling up on one, breathing in and curling down 2,3,4, breathing out – resisting on the way down.
Hammer curls also start at your waist; keeping elbows in front of your waist: raise the weights on one, breathe in and down, and 2,3,4 breathe out.
For building muscle mass: 4-6 sets of 6-12 reps. For strengthening muscles: 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps. For toning muscles: 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps.
Each time you lift your weight and return it to the starting position, that is a rep.
Next time on Movin’ Together, we’ll return to Cottage Glassworks for the tool of thanksgiving and talk with Kathleen about the beauty that comes out of brokenness.
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Sara Vogt - ACE Certified Trainer
Anchor: Sara Vogt
Produced by Vogt Media
Home Page Sponsors: New Covenant Academy, Matthews Motor Company