May training

The new training month starts tomorrow, Sunday, May 2nd. We’ll take off Sunday May 9th (Mothers’ Day) as one of our 3 cancelled days for the month. If you haven’t already made your payment please do so on our website via PayPal, or I can send you an invoice for credit card payment through Square.

Vaccines and masks

“As of Wednesday’s update, 57.5 percent of all New Mexicans aged 16 or older have had at least one shot, while 41.6 percent are fully vaccinated.” Compare this to the 27% of Americans who are fully vaccinated and you can see why we’re going to be able to open up fully by mid-summer if everyone does their part. According to the article masks will still be required indoors, so sorry to get your hopes up! https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2021/04/28/state-accelerates-reopening-could-fully-reopen-by-end-of-june/

State accelerates reopening, could fully reopen by end of June | The NM Political ReportIf all goes according to plan, the state will fully reopen by the end of June—and in the meantime, much of the state will be on the least restrictive, turquoise level after newly announced changes. “We are conquering COVID,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a press conference on Wednesday in which she and top […]nmpoliticalreport.com

HOW TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

I mentioned in Step class several weeks ago that I had posted a note to myself  “You are fat and have high cholesterol. Stop eating so much.” Some people took offense that, as if I was trying to say they were fat. Not only would I never do that (if I have something to say to you, I’ll tell you, and telling someone they’re fat is really not high on my list, lol) but I was just giving info regarding a way that helps me. I can’t sugarcoat high cholesterol, and if it is part of my extra weight problem, well, I can’t sugarcoat that either, if I want to remain healthy. Here are some tips to help get there.

https://www.eatthis.com/news-easy-ways-lower-cholesterol/
The Easiest Ways to Lower Cholesterol, Says Science | Eat This Not ThatDespite the profusion of nutrition info everywhere you look, there’s still a lot of confusion about dietary cholesterol. And the studies in the past 10 years showing that eggs for breakfast won’t kill you and those devilish saturated fats don’t cause heart disease have muddied the message even more.. If you Google “how to lower cholesterol,” for example, the most common advice remains: “reduce …www.eatthis.com

Better sleep foods

Getting the right amount of zzz’s is essential for good health and important for weight loss

https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sleep/natural-sleep-aids#Food-Fix:-Foods-for-Better-Sleep
Natural Sleep Aids: Valerian, Melatonin, and MoreChamomile is a gentle herb that has a calming effect. It promotes relaxation and sleep. A 2016 study found chamomile tea to be useful in improving the quality of sleep in postnatal women. It also …www.healthline.com

Chair workout

This could be a great way to start an older parent or deconditioned relative on the way to fitness. Traditional workouts don’t always ‘work’ for people with weight or mobility issues. This 8-minute video might be just the key for someone you love.  https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/video/chair-workout/#video_player

Chair Workout – Spend Smart Eat SmartYou can strengthen muscles and add activity to your day with just a chair and your body. Follow along with this Chair Workout for a quick routine you can do at home or in your office.spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu

Want to Know How Fit You Are? Tests to Gauge Your Strength and Endurance

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/fitness/art-20046433
How fit are you? See how you measure up – Mayo ClinicYour heart rate at rest is a measure of heart health and fitness. For most adults, a healthy heart rate is 60 to 100 beats a minute. To check your pulse over your carotid artery, place your index and middle fingers on your neck to the side of your windpipe.www.mayoclinic.org
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