Good afternoon, all. It’s been chilly here in New England but, unlike Lia, we have no snow. Sara, did you get hit by the recent snowstorm?
I appreciate the clear sidewalks and roads.
Sunday 1/31–Leslie Sansone 2 mile high intensity walk
Monday 2/1–20 min aerobic dance
Thursday 2/4–20 min walk outdoors plus some floor exercises (stretch/strength)
Friday 2/5–approx 20 aerobic dance
Sunday 2/7–30 minute brisk walk outdoors
I have several reasons for exercising–I feel better when I’m moving regularly, it improves heart health, helps keep weight under control, etc. Another reason for exercise is to slow down any age-related bone loss. I’d always thought that walking would help with hip bone density but things I’ve read recently indicate that walking is really only helpful as a preventive measure if started at a very young age–doesn’t do much for improving bone health in 50+ year olds. However, moving in a way that varies the stresses on the bones–both intensity of the stress and the direction of the stress– can improve bone density. The Leslie Sansone routines, along with aerobic dance routines, seem to fill that need. So, I think I’ll keep some dance moves in my exercise repertoire even when the weather improves and I”m back to walking outside for my primary exercise.