"Bonnie Prudden was an American physical fitness pioneer, expert rock climber and mountaineer, and author. Her report to Eisenhower on the unfitness of American children as compared with their European counterparts led to the formation of the President's Council on Youth Fitness."
Now that February is almost behind us, perhaps you have been working diligently during these past few weeks to achieve your fitness goals. Perhaps you have been swimming, strength training, practicing yoga, or just walking or jogging in the fresh air. If you made New Year’s resolutions to be more fit or to work out … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts
Over the years, I have seen too often how New Year’s resolutions are abandoned. Raise your hand if you have resolved to change something in 2022 and have already broken it…c’mon raise your hand higher. I know mine is raised! We make New Year’s resolutions out of good intentions motivated in part by guilt, media … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Forget These Four New Year’s Resolutions
Hello fellow walkers! Walking is about the ONLY exercise I have engaged in since California’s Stay-At-Home order on Friday, March 20. Believe me, I am happy and grateful to walk outside in my neighborhood, and my dogs never complain, but why does it feel like it’s been longer than 9 days? Thankfully, we can ride … Continue reading Walking in the Valley of Fire
Huge thank-you to blogger Sally Cronin for graciously re-publishing this "oldie-but-goodie" fitness post from my archives! Photo by RUN 4 FFWPU on Pexels.com "As an avid fitness fanatic at midlife, not only am I constantly seeking out fitness opportunities for myself, I am also enjoying seeing others jump on the fitness bandwagon!" This post written … Continue reading Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – Perspectives on Fitness (2014) by Terri Webster Schrandt
As I continue to write my book No Excuses Fitness, I have included my experience with exercise and recovery from injury and surgery in this post. Two years ago, while out walking my dogs, I fell and fractured my right hand. I was lucky only to have to wear a wrist brace so I could … Continue reading No Excuses Fitness: Exercising with a Cast
There is no excuse more prevalent than dealing with extreme weather conditions to thwart your plans for physical activity. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau “But it’s too HOT to exercise!” Everyone In the northern hemisphere, today marks the summer solstice, the first day of summer. Here in … Continue reading No Excuses #Fitness for Extreme Weather
As I continue writing my No Excuses Fitness book, my goal on this blog is to post an article about fitness at least once a month. Did you know that there are 168 hours in a week? Your challenge is to find three hours a week for physical activity.
January is the time of year when folks think and do something about their fitness and exercise regimens. It is very easy to give up on attempts at exercise when the weather is freezing cold or you and everyone around you are dealing with illnesses and colds. Even I have to force myself to get … Continue reading Fitness is Still Where You Find It
In the world of physical activity and exercise, how far will walking take you? This quote by Ellen DeGeneres, all kidding aside, implies people who walk daily will reap a host of health benefits. Sources agree that walking boosts memory and battles obesity. In addition, walking helps address other health concerns like diabetes, high blood … Continue reading How Far Will Walking Take You?
As winter draws near in the Northern Hemisphere, avid cyclists and even recreational bicyclists still enjoy their rides, whether for fitness, fun, or transportation. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I share tips to help you with your fall and winter cycling experience. In temperate climates like California or Florida, where cycling can be enjoyed almost year … Continue reading Leisurely Thursdays: Winter Cycling Tips
It is no secret that being physically fit prevents illness, keeps or gets us lean, and is ideal for overall health. Everyone has their own definition of fitness. Although May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, fitness should be an attainable goal all year long. The trouble with summer fitness is…it’s hot outside! Heat for … Continue reading Seven Summer Fitness Strategies