You know what I love almost as much as helping people for a living? I love, love, LOVE, the diversity in my days and weeks. I enjoy working one-on-one with my clients, and then heading to a corporate wellness event. With a parent expo, speaking engagement, and LIVE (what!?!?) show all coming up in the next week, taking the time to visit my friends at National Business Capital here on Long Island last week to STRETCH and RELAX came at a good time. Besides, it was about 12 hours after the Blizzard and everyone's tired backs needed the break!
We started with a silly little game to warm up our bodies, minds, and hearts. Followed that up with some deep breathing and full-body stretching. Topped it off with healthy muffins for everyone…"You get a muffin, you get a muffin, YOU get a muffin too!" (in my best Oprah voice).
Thanks for having me back, National Business Capital. You guys rock!
Tip for you all: Take a few minutes extra in your warm shower. As you're washing your body, take an inventory of how things are feeling. What's tight, what's achy? Then after you've shampooed (or do you shampoo first? Hmmm), do a little self-massage on tight areas and practice some range-of-motion right there under the warm stream of water. Your muscles will be looser and more forgiving when they are warm. Plus, it's a nice quiet place to get an uninterrupted minute or two. Well, unless you have young children. :-/ They follow us everywhere.
Let me know how it goes. Disclaimer: NO slipping allowed! We're not talking about big, sweeping movements that should leave you off-balance, but if you're a bit unsteady on your feet, do the stretching after the shower instead.
Happy Thursday, everyone.
In good health,