Is this not the best summer ever? So much going on, fabulous weather and amazing adventures! How is your summer going? (more…)
Here are some ideas for fun day trips, adventures and things to venture out with the kids this summer. They have a Southern California spin, but use them to indulge your own adventures in your area. (more…)
The research is done. Here is this years recommendations for summer camps. As the camps are San Diego oriented, hopefully they will give you some ideas where to look for camps in your town.
If you have any camps to add, please do. Love to hear from others! (more…)
For some, bedtime is a nightly battle of tossing, turning and exhausted frustration; I have been there myself. As with any of life’s imbalances, there’s usually an underlying reason for insomnia and although stress and tension are usually the root cause, there are natural solutions to help you get the rest you deserve. Try some of these ideas and see which ones work for you. (more…)
Exercise tip – Get your Groove On! Listen to music and you will enjoy your time much more, get more intense cardio done and be motivated to continue your session and another and another.
Choose music the same speed as your heart beat. For cardio exercise or sports look for music that’s between 120 and 140 beats per minute. You want music that’s about as fast as your heart beat while you’re exercising. During the refrain, put your hands above your head for an extra 30% burn. For yoga, use a beat closer to your resting heart beat.
Use music with a continuous beat. Irregular tempos can break your rhythm and reduce effectiveness. Dance mixes with a constant beat are ideal.
Use music you like. Part of what increases your endurance is the emotional boost that music gives. Try to choose music that you like, or associate with something positive or inspirational. Go to www.fitnessmagazine.com/top100 for Top 100 Songs of 2009. Or www.doipod.com/itunes-chart for top 100 itunes. Hair bands from the 80′s always get me going for those long runs.
If you don’t have a MP3 player, think about music in your head. Try children’s songs, Christmas carols or team fight songs. Can you sing the entire Wonder Pets, Diego and Dragon Tales theme songs?