#TCLBestSummerEver Birdtown Event
If you missed the rainy fun last week when I was on Twin Cities Live, have no fear! I have everything you need to know right here. Many people braved the not so lovely conditions to come out and walk with me. It was so much fun having Twin Cities Live in my own city!
Did you know that weight bearing exercises are required for you to maintain your current muscle mass? Yes… I said required. After the age of 30, you will lose 1/2 pound of muscle on average per year, if you do not work to keep it. If you are an extreme dieter, it might be closer to one pound. If you are inactive in your 20’s, the muscle atrophy could start much sooner. Atrophy of muscle occurs when inactivity begins. Our body responds to the demand put upon it.
Maintaining your muscle mass is important for:
- Bone density
- Maintaining and increasing your metabolism
(aka burning more calories without doing any extra work, who doesn’t want that?!)
- Everyday life function
If you are already in danger of losing this muscle, I made a short video to get you started. It is simple and QUICK! These exercises can be used on their own OR when you go out for your walk. If you do them at the same time… Boom! You can be done with resistance training and cardio all at once! These exercises are fast and effective and require nothing more than a resistance band, which is light and easy to carry!
On my group walks, everyone carries a resistance band. We stop to do five minutes of resistance training for every 15 minutes of walking. If you would like to join me on this week’s #walkwithme, I will be kicking off our July 4th holiday week by walking at Victory Memorial Parkway. We will meet at the flagpole (intersection of York and 45th Avenue North, Robbinsdale)on Friday June 26th at 5:30 p.m. I will be handing out free bands so that you can #walkwithme and do the weight bearing exercises too.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE to incorporate weight bearing into your routine. Whether you are 20 or 90. The band exercises are the perfect way to begin. I would love to know what you think about the routine. Please consider leaving me a comment or a question if you have one. I want to hear from you!