One day, those of us in the snow belt are freezing to death, the next day we are outside in short sleeve shirts. Spring is on it's way! With the thoughts of sunshine and birds singing, I encourage you to step outside for your exercise. A touch of sunshine each day will help you with the vitamin D you may have been short of during the dreary cold days. In don't know about you, but I'm tuning up my bike to get out on the trails!
Your patience with some of the tech issues has been greatly appreciated. Stuff happens, but it's frustrating nonetheless. I have a bonus post for you as a thank you!
In case you missed them, this week's posts:
Going to Great Lengths about stretching and flexibility
To Bow or Not to Bow (That's the Question) devotional about bowing in martial arts and segments included regarding yoga
Exercise of the Week: Calf Raise
This exercise helps strengthen ankles, muscles of the foot, as well as the calf. It is a simple exercise although people tend to make it more complicated than it really is. Begin with feet flat. Roll through the first two toes, raising up onto balls of the feet. Lower the heels down in a controlled manner. Be careful to not allow the foot to roll outward onto the outer toes. This may be done on the floor or step. Weight may be held to add to the challenge. A calf machine may also be used. Picture by www.health.com
Food of the Week: Quinoa
Quinoa, pronounced keenwah, is an ancient grain from the Andes. It is actually a seed that is cooked, drained and can be used in place of rice. For one cup it contains 222 calories, a vegetarian complete protein with all the essential amino acids, magnesium, iron, selenium, B-complex vitamins, including folate and vitamin E. If you are looking for more nutritional value, this a fantastic one!
May God bless you with a great weekend!