Keep the serving dishes off the table!
Research shows that when dishes of food are served at the table in front of us, we eat more than when the same foods are served from a nearby counter, for instance.
So when prepping family meals, consider these other options:
Allow diners to serve themselves from the kitchen counter or buffet, or plate the meal for each diner before serving!
Schedule your physical activity sessions in your electronic or paper calendar.
At the beginning of each week, identify several times when you can take a class, visit the SRC, go for a walk, or do some stretching. Block out that time so you and others know you have something planned. Taking this step will be a great investment in your health.
In lieu of our usual weekly events, we'd like to encourage you to seek out opportunities to aid flood relief efforts. In addition to opportunities in the greater San Marcos community, the Total Wellness community will be receiving donations at our San Marcos Activity Center and Texas State Jowers Center locations. Please see our Home and Facebook pages for updates on how you can help!
There are a number of reasons why our balance can begin to decline, but one thing is for sure, we must "use it or lose it!" Whether it's to reduce the risk of falling, enhance athletic performance, or improve posture and alignment to prevent injury during your exercise routine: Balance training is beneficial to everyone!
Here are a few exercises you can practice at home:
If you're uncertain how good your balance is, begin by standing within arms' reach of a sturdy chair back or wall. Use one or both hands to stabilize yourself, and lift one foot off the ground behind you. If you feel stable, remove your hands, one finger at a time, keeping your chair/wall within reach. Try with your eyes open, then closed.
If you find that easy, you can try this move:
Balancing on one-leg with shoulders over hips in proper alignment, extend one arm straight overhead as if you're pointing to the 12 on a clock. Next extend it out to the side (pointing to the 3), down to the 6, across to the 9, and back up to the 12. Try this on each leg, both clockwise and counter-clockwise, with eyes open and then closed.
Remember, the more you practice, the better you'll get!