What’s your fitness routine especially while travelling?
When I travel for pleasure I try not to be too regimented about my exercise routine. I consider this a break from life and an opportunity to spend quality time with family. Instead of scheduling gym time, we take advantage of outdoor activities we can do together, such as water sports and hiking.
When I travel for business, the jump rope is my life saver!
Diet you swear by? 5 foods that are essentially part of your weekly diet chart?
I am creature of habit and my kids make fun of me all the time because I eat the same thing consistently, although when we go out to dinner I definitely vary the menu.
My favorites are: (1) Oatmeal with fresh berries and cashews for breakfast (2) Quest Protein Bars as my go to snack or post-workout (3) Almond butter on rice cakes as a mid-day snack, (4) grilled chicken over greens and (5) Sweet potato anything.
You have been labelled as “Jump Rope Queen”. Skipping rope is an excellent complete body workout, since when have you been doing it? Tips on how one can minimize injury while doing the same and gain maximum cardio & strength benefits?
I started jumping rope at the age of 42 (8 years ago only). I am not a fan of running and jumping rope was a fun and challenging way to get my body moving. I quickly learned the benefits, particularly for the aging body, including: cardiovascular endurance, muscle development, increased libido and mental clarity to name a few.
Jumping rope actually burns more calories per hour than running, swimming or biking. It is also considered a low-impact activity, which lessens the stress on your joints and reduces the risk of injury. If you are learning to jump, it is important to make sure you have the right size rope for your height and good shock absorbent pair of sneakers. You will be amazed at how quickly it will help you loose belly fat and increase your energy levels.
5 best stretching exercises to overcome sedentary lifestyle stiffness?
Stretching is crucial. Make sure to stretch ALL parts of your body. My favorites are:
- Touching your toes from a standing position
- Standing up quad stretch to loosen those ligaments
- Child’s pose for lower back
- Take a towel in both hands and raise it over your head slowly rotating as far back as you can. The closer your grip, the more difficult it is.
- Bending to each side from the waist
You have spent hours writing content for your motivational posts. Share your favourite quote you live by everyday?
Success is when opportunity meets preparation. My translation: The most successful people are those who work hard and also have a bit of good fortune. If you have a goal in mind, don’t jut sit back, get prepared for when opportunity knocks at your door. Be ready!