The Seasons & Exercise

I asked what you wanted to hear about in the blog and someone asked for a discussion on how seasons affect exercise. For me, anecdotally, the change of seasons are always a time to turn over a new leaf or start something new. It’s like we have four quarters to breaks activity up.

Some of the ways the seasons tend to effect exercise are obvious. We are all more likely to do more outside in the summer. There are different sports in different seasons, so if you like skiing, but hate the heat you might get in better shape in the winter months.

We all know that colder weather can be felt in our joints and our lungs. Hot, humid weather can make exercise miserable, so what really changes in our body during different seasons? Here are just some examples.

• A US study shows that blood pressure increases during the winter. They tend to think this is because we generally work out less in the winter and eat more, but it might also […]

The Seasons & Exercise2017-09-12T19:31:41-04:00

Music Can Change Your Mood

Man, when a good song comes on the radio, especially one you haven’t heard in a while, it can get you moving and lift your spirits. I’m certainly a sucker for the obvious ones like Eye of the Tiger and Dancing Queen, but every once in a while something unexpected gets me moving and grooving. Yesterday it was You Sexy Thing from the Full Monty. I couldn’t help but smile and dance a little—okay, I danced a lot.
Music Can Change Your Mood2017-09-12T19:31:55-04:00