Thursday, February 07, 2013
COOL RUNNINGSNot the 1993 American sports film starring John Candy
All trainers snapped in Footlocker
Well I must brag that given it's only February, I’m not doing too badly with fulfilling some of my 'Wise Intentions for 2013' (AKA New Year’s Resolutions - see previous post):
- Buy a Mulberry Bag - Tick
- Stay loyal to Blackberry - Tick
- Develop my Nutrition Consultancy – Tick
- Buy a treadmill – Tick
Book a trip to New Yorkooops still to do along with others!
Yes my latest purchase is nothing to do with fashion, it’s do with my health; I have invested in a home treadmill from Argos and already I’m addicted. Hopefully you might start noticing a difference in my outfit posts (be kind…).
The Chief Medical Officer recommends that we do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week - an average of 30 minutes each day. This puts us on route to good health and overall well-being now and in the future. As you get older you start to gradually lose bone density. This is a normal part of ageing, but in some people it can lead to osteoporosis. One of the steps you can take to keep bones healthy and reduce the risk of osteoporosis (along with other diseases such as obesity and diabetes) is to take regular moderate-intensity exercise.
Moderate –intensity exercise includes brisk walking, running, cycling, aerobics classes such as Zumba and sports such as netball and tennis. I already play some netball and I ice skate at the local rink, so to ensure I’m getting my 150 minutes each week I've started running/walking on my treadmill too - I don’t belong in a gym I’m afraid, nor an exercise class for that matter.
With all the extra exercise I’m doing I want to treat myself to a new pair of trainers, hence this post. I had a little snoop around Footlocker and spotted these beauties. I think I have to be sensible though; a few of these are perhaps more suited to the teenagers and early ‘20- somethings’ who want to make a fashion statement with their high-tops, but I just want something, okay yes stylish (got to stay loyal to my fashion beliefs), but functional. This thought process has pointed me in the direction of the grey and yellow Nike trainers, and what do you know they are the most expensive ones! Hey ho.
What sort of physical activity/exercise do you do and how often? Are you anywhere near the government's recommendation of 150 minutes of exercise a week?
Oh and which trainers do you prefer?
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