According to you 5 primary reasons for increasing health-related issues of back pain, arthritis, etc. Also, the ways to overcome them
As for back pain, arthritis, and other health-related issues that many people experience, I do think a more sedentary lifestyle can be a big contributing factor. Many people just don’t move as much as they once did.
Add to that the easy access to overly processed foods, excessive screen time, a lack of ample exposure to sunlight, and poor sleep habits.
Taking care of baseline things like proper sleep, exercise, nutrition, time outdoors, meaningful activities, and relationships can contribute immensely to our overall health and sense of well-being.
That being said, pain is multifactorial and something we will all experience to different degrees at different times in our lives.
Share your daily fitness routine. How do you like to kick start your day?
My life is built around movement as this is my profession. But it is also a passion, something I enjoy tremendously, so it never feels like a chore. I kick start my day by getting up early, making my coffee, and taking it up to the rooftop of our apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This is the way I get some natural light exposure first thing in the morning. That does get harder when winter comes to NYC, and it is really cold or dark outside!
I tend to read and write in the morning before I do my morning practice of cardio and/or strength training and some Yoga. If I am not teaching, I take an afternoon and/or evening dance class. This is my favorite activity. I love to dance. It is truly a passion. I try to dance in some way every day!
With increasing weight in menopause faced by women, what tips would you like to extend to manage weight and prevent muscle loss?
As for menopause, I found that I felt better when I switched to a diet that included more high-quality protein, healthy fats, and less sugar (I don’t eat refined sugar at all, actually).
Some form of resistance or strength training is really important. It makes a huge difference physically and mentally. One of my favorite physios likes to say: “You can’t go wrong getting strong.” I love that!
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