Apple, oranges, or lemons
How's your week been?
Talking with so many new people this week, I've enjoyed learning about their story.
Inside their story, I hear so many opportunities to grasp some low hanging fruit.
What's low hanging fruit you say?
Well, in my world, it is the physical activity modes (or types) that are just within reach. Sometimes we don't see them very well and that's my job to help you recognize the easy wins.
For example, here are real life low hanging fruit that I helped my new clients with this week:
1. Brenda* recently started back to work at her company's office. Before working from home, she would dedicate part of her lunch hour to go for a walk. She hasn't thought about this routine in over a year and she recognized that this in fact was one simple step (no pun intended!) she could take towards accumulating 150 minutes of walking per week.
2. Sarah* has so missed swimming at her local pool. As soon as she could go back to the pool, she started to swim twice a week when the pool opened at 6:30 am. However, her swims have been shortened because the open time is later in the morning. Wanting to get more time in the pool, we discussed and researched another pool, further from home but closer to work that opens at 6 am. An easy win for increasing her swimming.
3. Ken*, who has osteoarthritis in his knees, wasn't doing any exercise. Walking hurts although he would love to spend more time outdoors. In our conversation, he tells me that he has physio exercises from two years ago that he use to do. After reviewing each one and tweaking them slightly, Ken is now equipped to get back to the exercises he already had at home.
What is your low hanging fruit?
What is just within your grasp that could get you moving more?
Is it a recumbent bike in your basement?
Is it an evening walk with your neighbour to catch up?
Is it a shelf of fitness DVDs that need reviewing (i.e., try them!) and donating the ones that no longer work?
Is it working with me? Recall last week's announcement including the rare opportunity to work with me, one-on-one?! I've only got a few spots this coming September in my new Yoga Therapy Private Practice. Let's connect to see if it is the right fit. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of lemons…
This Sunday morning I'm busy squeezing lemons (not really, but let's pretend).
My boys are hosting a lemonade stand to raise money for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. This is our end of summer holidays party by having the "Super Summer Lemonade Stand" (the kids named it!)
If you live in the Edmonton region, check out a stand close to you!
I guess I'm picking my low hanging lemons this week!
Stay well and happy moving,
*Names have been changed for confidentiality
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