The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Give Thanks and Give
The crisp fall air fills us with warm thoughts of thanks for shelter, food, and family. Faced with an abundance of gifts in my own life, my thoughts turn to sharing those gifts with local families in need.

Please join me this holiday season for Get 2 the Core’s Gift That Keeps On Giving. I am raising money for Lake Care, a local organization dedicated to helping every family build a better future. Lake Care helps local families in crisis by helping with a range of needs such as school supplies, food, transportation, and they can assist in finding jobs and securing housing. From November 20-December 23, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5. With each ticket, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket worth over $300.The gift basket includes gifts from local businesses and includes:

From Tonya Harriman Fowler at Skin Experience
$50 Skin Experience giftcard
Half our massage with an Aromatouch technician
doTerra Essential Oil Trio

From Kim Kohler, Certified Yoga Instructor
Yoga instructional materials

From Get 2 the Core Fitness
Gym bag filled with fitness goodies
One  training session

You can purchase as many tickets as you like, and all money raised will be donated to Lake Care. Know someone who would like to donate but they do not train at Get 2 the Core Fitness? Tell them about Lake Care and they can purchase tickets as well- you do not need to train here to enter.

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of fitness and help those in need by participating in The Gift That Keeps On Giving.

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You’ve Got To Move It, Move It!

Get up and go.

We have all heard that too much sitting is detrimental to our health.  A large meta analysis (a type of study that is powerful because it uses strict criteria to compare multiple studies in order to see the impact on a large sample size) in 2012 found a strong correlation between sitting and poor health outcomes; the longer time people report sitting, the greater their risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Just standing can be equally detrimental to our bodies. As those who spend long hours on their feet each day can attest, prolonged standing can result in poor posture, back problems, joint problems, and circulatory problems.

So what are we to do? Move it!

If you can’t get outside at lunch to take a quick walk, get up and take a 2 minute walking lap around the office. Plant your hands firmly on your desk, set your feet back, and do a few pushups. Try some tricep dips on your desk as well. If you have been standing all day, pause to stretch your calves or do some squats. Set a timer to remind you to pause for a minute or two every hour to simply move or change your position.

You don’t need to do a 30 minute workout at work to reap large benefits of moving. Watch my video of exercises you can do anywhere. Pick a few, and scatter them throughout your day. Try some forward lunges while you are waiting for the copy machine. Remember to tighten your TVA as you stand throughout the day.