Exercise Helps Depression

New study says that exercise helps depression

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It is hard to find anything that is truly new and innovative in the twenty-first century. This study is one of them.

First, why do we want to help depression? We want to help ourselves by eliminating depression and feeling happy.

Second, anyone in the health and fitness industry realizes that moving around outside will do remarkable things for lifting your mood.

I bet that if you think about it, you will remember feeling better after spending time in nature, no matter the weather or the reason. Whether it is one minute spent running for the bus, one hour spent running for your love of training, or all day running after your horse, dog and/or children. Whew!

I am not saying you need to go out for a run; I am saying just go do something you enjoy with two instructions, one: move and two: outside. This idea is so simple yet oh so effective.

I love being outside with my family and pets, working in the garden and doing other outdoor chores. Macee is pictured helping us collect firewood; what a super dog; I could not ask for a better dog. Thank goodness Macee stays around and behaves; because, she runs circles around me, as well as other dogs; yes, really. I love that beautiful, little, energetic dog who lifts my spirits every day, all day. No room for depression here, we fill our minds with all good thoughts with help from loved ones, human and otherwise.

Now go enjoy doing your homework.

Best of health and good-bye for now.

(photo by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

Make Your Exercise Fun

Confessions of a personal trainer: believe it or not, I am just like you…normal.

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So many people tell me that they do not like to exercise and never have enjoyed “exercise.” They would rather burn calories while doing chores and errands instead of calisthenics and aerobics.

You know what, I am just like you. I need to make my exercise routine fun or I won’t do it, either. The weight room is the only place we pick something up multiple times to return that item to the same place. Sound boring…or silly? Hmmm.

I need a reason to run, too; like going after the children, playing an outdoor sport or handling a certain situation. Sound familiar?

There are many ways to take care of your fitness level without doing “exercise.”  I have many plates, as you do, that I must keep spinning simultaneously; so, I take my own advice: exercise while also accomplishing another task on that very long to do list.

Keep your plates spinning while managing your health at the same time; it is fine. Just thinking about all those plates spinning precariously overhead, ready to come down, revs up my metabolism.

Are your plates very fragile or sturdy? How strong are your sticks that are balancing your spinning plates? How much endurance do you have to keep up this trick?

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(Photo: Ben Hershey on Unsplash)

Classes: Group Fitness and More

 

All classes are available in personal training and small group format at a higher rate.

All classes are available in a shorter time frame to fit into your busy day at the rate posted below.

  • Recipe Swap with NAPS 2 B Fit

Improve and Trade Recipes

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Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of sharing and making favorite recipes healthier . Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

(photo from Unsplash)

  • Punk Rope with NAPS 2 B Fit

Playful cross of recess and boot camp for all ages and fitness levels

Bring the whole family

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Working out has never been so much fun before; we high five each other, smile and laugh. Benefits include improved: cardiovascular capacity, bone density, body composition, strength, balance and coordination. Burn about 13 calories/minute. Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of varied classes and a balanced program. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

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  • Double Unders with NAPS 2 B Fit

Become skilled with the double under jump rope trick in only 4 sessions

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(creator of Punk Rope: Tim Haft is pictured with permission from Punk Rope)

Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of proper techniques to finally achieve your goal of performing the coveted double under jump rope trick. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long for your convenience; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

  • Walk With NAPS 2 B Fit

Steps With Answers

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Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of varied classes and a balanced program. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

(photo from Unsplash)

  • Breathe Easy with NAPS 2 B Fit

Techniques Proven to Quit Smoking

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You will learn the ways others have been able to stop smoking without relapse. You will also receive your own program and directions for a tobacco free lifestyle. Schedule a visit with me now for your health and freedom from smoking. This class is open once a week all year long for your convenience. Time and location is decided by you and me. You pay for one session in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $50/person/session. It only takes one session to improve your health and chances of smoking cessation.

(photo from Unsplash)

  • Nix Nicotine with NAPS 2 B Fit

On Going Support to Escape the Tobacco Habit

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You will learn the ways others have been able to stop smoking without relapse. New participants receive your own program and directions for a tobacco free lifestyle. Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an inspirational one hour session of discussion and interaction about lifestyle tools. Times and locations are decided by you and me; we meet once a week all year long for your convenience. You pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

(photo from Unsplash)

  • NAPS 2 B Fit 4H Club

Happy Healthy Healing Hour

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Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of solutions to your specific issues: pain, stiffness, aches, illness, etc. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one-hour sessions in advance, there are no refunds or returns, $20/hour/person.

(photo from Unsplash)