You know when you’re on an airplane and the flight attendants are doing their routine safety demonstration? They tell you that, if there’s an emergency, you should place the oxygen mask over your face first and then help those around you. I think this philosophy needs to be carried over into every aspect of your life.
Taking time to take care of yourself isn’t selfish — in fact, caring for yourself is what gives you the strength and energy to take better care of those around you. You are in charge of your life and health — make time to exercise! Stop the guilt and petty excuses. No amount of guilt or worry can change someone else’s misfortune or problems, so make time for you.
The FIRM Master Instructors were in town last week for a video shoot at Gaiam’s headquarters in Louisville, Colo.
Instructor Alison Davis-McLain led a free cardio and full body-sculpting class for Gaiam employees. Check out the photos below from her class.
For instruction from The FIRM, browse Gaiam.com’s The FIRM videos.
I recently read an article about a mall in England that posted colorful, stand-out signs by the escalator/stairs in the mall last Christmas to encourage and inspire shoppers to take the stairs instead of the escalators. The article noted that “normally, about 4 percent of people at the mall take the stairs but after adding the signs, that went up to nearly 10 percent.”
I get this question a lot: “How can I fit exercise into my super-busy life?”
We all have different life experiences, yet we all share this one need: to move! The body needs it, the mind, our hearts, our organs, our moods … all of it depends on the general wellness of the body. But some of you are home with three kids and a dog and chores all day long, or at work behind a desk, with no chance to go to a gym during the week.