Movement & Exercise
Movement can be ANYTHING that meets your health goals. From building flexibility, learning dance-inspired movements, elevating the heartrate through circuits or building muscle via resistance- it is whatever you want/need from the comfort of your own home and/or from my private studio.
Exercise is synonymous with Movement, yes; however, I use the term movement as it caters to a wider population - those experienced or not, old or young, functional or dysfunctional, etc. Whether it's to stay accountable in your routine or develop healthy habits, anyone can do and benefit from this in their own way. In detail it can include:
FitRiss gets creative, and therefore, so can you! Any other type of movement not listed that is needed or wanted - let's give it a shot.
UPDATE: Health At Every Size
P.S. FitRiss has moved away from body weight and size goals. Body image is a sensitive and debilitating topic in today's world, and after doing some soul-searching, I have recently decided to practice and promote HAES (health at every size). Exercise is used to elevate mood, productivity, and overall health. Weight loss CAN be achieved with my training, but it is not the primary focus, & if your goals are to reduce body fat percentages or weight for HEALTH reasons, then by all means contact me. However, if you are already healthy and still are stuck on reducing your body size then I encourage you to ask yourself this question: "what is a 5,10,15 lb weight loss really going to do for me?"
Will it reduce knee/joint pain?
Will it allow you to enjoy an activity with the family that is otherwise unenjoyable?
Bright Light Therapy has been extensively researched and clinically studied for the last twenty years, with major implications on one's mental and physical health status, specifically symptoms associated with depression. After some in-depth research, FitRiss was motivated to put what she has learned into practical use for those who truly need it. Here are the benefits of Bright Light Therapy, and why it should be used in combination with early to mid-morning exercise-
It decreases the following:
Why Do You Need it?
As we head into and endure winter, very little time is spent in sunlight - the days get shorter, and much of our time is spent indoors. The changing work environment has also left many to be deprived of this natural stimulate because, historically, much work had been done outside. As we switch from the Industrial Age to the Conceptual Age, a huge shift has occurred and now most work can, and is, being done indoors. What does this mean in terms of your health? Your body responds by producing the 'sleepy hormone', Melatonin, which is only produced during the evening hours when your brain processes darkness. It tells you to slow down, and helps induce sleep. What would this imply if it's being produced during the day? Can you think of how it would affect your daily activities? Including productivity at work, performance in sport, family/friend time, and personal well-being? Fatigue carries many burdens, and can be especially prominent just before, during, and even just after the winter months when the weather changes and darkness is at its all time high.
Why Exercise Then?
Exercise in combination with this therapy is an energy double whammy! Exercise induces the production of our 'happy hormones' that gives us energy, and is even as potent as many energy drinks in increasing alertness. It is needed more than ever before as we see this huge influx of desk-ridden career fields and job responsibilities.
Introducing light back into your day, while also combining it with exercise, will suppress that mood-dampening hormone that is so prevalent in this dark region of the world. By doing so, you can increase your productivity at work, performance in sport, or your own personal self-worth. Let's not forget the other added benefits of exercise mentioned above!
Still confused? Have more questions? Concerns? Don't be afraid to comment or contact me directly!