Going for cancer treatment can be a tough time in a person’s life. If you choose to undergo traditional cancer treatment, fortunately there are additional things you can do for yourself that will improve your life and health. One major component to help you feel better is to exercise more regularly. Regular exercise has several benefits that you may or may not know about.
You could say that all of South Beach is an outdoor gym. But there are a couple of places that make it even easier and more fun to Nancercize. Read about bars and Barstarzz, amoeba-shaped benches, an “adult playground,” and turtle-safe lights.
Let’s face it, it’s pretty confusing out there… weight loss, fat loss, good carbs, bad carbs? Whom can you trust? Nutritionist Paula Owens sets things straight for you in her latest book, “Fat Loss Revolution.” Paula has graciously agreed to answer some key questions to give us a taste of what her book has in store. It’s the perfect complement to “Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench,” too!
What’s a Nancercize class like? A month or two ago, two charming young ladies from the Columbia University School of Journalism came knocking on our “door.” The video that grew out of that search is now viewable on the Uptowner website. In 1 minute and 40 seconds they pretty well captured the essence of Nancercize. Have a look and see for yourself.
Could your holiday use a little perking up? A little moment where you feel the original spirit of Joy, Love, and Peace? Where you feel close to your family—however you define it—and gratitude for all that you already have? This year, how about we take some time to spend a few minutes with self-proclaimed “bad dancer,” Matt Harding, who quit his job to travel (and dance with people) across the globe. A friend sent this to me today, and it made me feel soooo good. I wanted to pass it on to you.
Uh-oh…. Here they come.. the HOLIDAYS and you know what that means. Food, Food. Food. And very little fitness activity. Here’s some tips how to not just survive, but thrive throughout the holiday season. Remember, this is a time to celebrate and enjoy yourself, but not to the point of “I can’t believe I ate [...]
Whether you’re a regular Nancercizer or not, I’ll bet you can use a little break now and then. Go on, get up out of your chair and do this 10-minute series of gentle movements designed to get your blood moving to re-energize your mind and body. Feels great before or after a work out — or at any time!
Frankenstorm Sandy gave east coast Nancercizers a chance to “exercise” our resilience to life’s surprises and find ways to move our bodies outside the park. All of this is totally in keeping with the philosophy of Nancercize—get outdoors and use whatever you find out there! Here’s how to use curbs, scaffolding, street wall, and steps as your exercise equipment so you don’t lose your momentum.
As in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the Portland area I eschewed the obvious for off-the-beaten path solutions to my fitness needs: a small urban park that nods to its earlier incarnation as a wetland, a small town park, and a college campus open to the public. You’re never stuck when you know how to Nancercize.
School is out for summer, and that means many of your local school playgrounds will be sitting unused for the next couple of months. That’s good news for you, because the school playground is a great place to work out. From the swings to the monkey bars, there are lots of ways you can use the standard equipment at the school playground to tone up. You can use monkey bars for chin ups or just practice climbing them back and forth to build upper body strength.