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The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter, Issue #192. Discover new workouts here.
December 01, 2016
December 1, 2016
In this newsletter . . .
Annual Holiday Hassles Rescue
Annual Holiday Hassles RescueDecember can be joyful -- but also stressful. A lot depends on how we manage our time. Added holiday activities can take a physical and emotional toll if we manage our time poorly. It is no coincidence that so many on January 1st resolve to live healthier lives in the New Year.
Too often regular exercise gets put on the back burner. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything, with "adventures" at the shopping mall and trips here and there to visit friends and relatives. Sometimes you just can’t fit everything in. And pressure mounts.
Here’s advice from the experts. Don’t ignore your workouts entirely. If you are well organized enough to follow your regular routine, great. But if you cannot devote the normal amount of time for your workouts, abbreviate your training. For example, three short 10-minute segments a day of physical activity is easy to fit into even the busiest schedule.
Also take a few minutes here and there to sit quietly to do some relaxed deep breathing to relieve tension and calm your mind. It's a great habit to get into anytime, and particularly at times when stress is building up.
Abbreviated workouts when you are pressed for time
What's the saying? Half a loaf is better than none at all. Squeeze in some good bodyweight exercises that can be done on the spot.
Here are a couple of example combinations that will give your body a good little workout in a brief period . . .
Work them into 10-minute segments, with rest between sets according to need; follow up with a little relaxed deep breathing, and, like magic, you’ll maintain muscle tone and a calm demeanor through the busy holidays.
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New WorkoutsPeople still write to say they’ve gotten frustrated trying to order my book, Living the Fitness Lifestyle. It’s no longer in print or available. For several years CafePress was my on-demand printer and handler of payments and shipping. It was a wonderful arrangement. But they stopped printing books. Long story short, I looked around for another service and ultimately decided not to continue offering the books.
But that, as they say, is ancient history.
Meanwhile, I thought I’d removed all book sales references on my website. I’ll have to look again. People must still find it mentioned. I’m grateful for their interest but don’t like them reaching a dead end at CafePress, and then having to write me to get an answer.
On a more positive note, I’m gradually adding more of my book’s contents to the website, and no one has to buy anything to see it. It’s free. Recent additions include . . .
The beginners’ workouts (months 2 & 3) of course follow month 1, which has always been on the Senior Exercise Central website. The Basic Supersets Workout, Workout A, and the Big Arms workouts and Down the Rack are new on the website and should appeal particularly to younger seniors still in the hunt for more muscle mass, along with their basic fitness. Please check them out.
The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter is a free publication sent twice monthly to subscribers. The purpose is to provide honest and realistic fitness information for people age 50 and above.
I have never been paid or received compensation of any kind to write a positive review or endorse a product. If I say that I personally use a product or service, it is because I find value in it and have paid for it with my own money.
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The newsletter and web site provide information to help users establish and maintain a fitness lifestyle. But fitness information is not the same as fitness advice, which is the application of exercise and dietary practices to an individual's specific circumstances. Therefore, always consult with your physician for assurance that fitness information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate for you.
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