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ECO-FRIENDLY FITNESS

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Your monthly dose of health.


Lifestyle Tip of the Month: Earth is in serious need of our help, and we can all pitch in. Everything you do, no matter how big or small, makes a difference!

Here are 11 simple tips to help you start living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, from today:

  1. Use a reusable grocery bag when you go shopping (no to plastic bags).
  2. Use a water bottle you can refill; no, to buying plastic bottled water.
  3. Buy locally, instead of importing whenever possible.
  4. Eat seasonally – help support sustainable farmers, and get fresher food.
  5. Cut down on printing; save the trees and use an alternative to printing (e.g. e-tickets).
  6. Turn off appliances and lights that you are not using (energy efficiency).
  7. Carpool and rely less on your car whenever possible. Ride your bike, walk, or even run to get to places. Get moving people, literally J.
  8. Volunteer for or support local animal-shelters.
  9. Recycle, recycle, recycle. There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it always ends up somewhere.
  10. Conserve household water use; be water wise.
  11. Take extinction off your plate; eat less meat.

Mobility Month

Being mobile is a crucial aspect of our health and wellbeing. Our mobility effects the range of motion of our joints and muscles, and our posture overall.

Regular mobility training, even for a few minutes, goes a long way. It can alleviate ‘everyday’ aches and pains as well as improve our body awareness.

Here is a brief mobility session from the NTC+ (Nike Training Club) application that you can perform anywhere anytime! To see a live demonstration of the moves listed below and other great mobility moves, tune into the NTC+ app.

(18 minutes; no equipment; active recovery).

WU

  • 2-3 minutes of pulse-raising exercises (cardio-based)
  • World’s greatest stretch (elbow to instep, internal torso rotation with reach, to a hamstring and calf stretch); 1 minute

Core Stability

3x (30 seconds each)

  • Crab reaches
  • Crab toe touches
  • Bird dogs (alternating)

Mobility

3x (30 seconds each)

  • Dynamic runner lunge (alternate)
  • Walkouts to push-up
  • YTW with arms
  • Lateral hip openers

nelly-fitnesscolumn-april-2017-riyadh-courtesymuznaq2Quote of the month:

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”

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