Bonus Video – YouTube is not TOP priority for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t18ECXoIDnw

In this video, I explain some changes and discuss how YouTube is not TOP priority in my life because I have other obligations and expectations that I want to fulfill in my life at the moment that are more important. I created this video in hopes it would explain what to expect from me and how I plan on going about things from this day forward so no one feels abandoned. 

Summer “Would You Rather” Tag

I would like to thank my dear friend PoojaG for choosing to nominate me for this tag, also my first time participating. I love summer, so this sounded like a neat idea. Also, if you have not already, check out her blog, she just recently hit 3,000 followers on her blog so go wish her a congrats! 

Live in a tree house or a castle?

Part of me says a tree house because I do enjoy nature, but part of me says a castle because it would be a fun experience and offer some good history. That is a toss up, but if the tree house was really cool and built nicely & the weather was always sunny, I would probably choose a tree house. 

Be able to sing beautifully or dance beautifully?

Definitely sing beautifully, because I already dance fairly well. lol. 

singing

Ride a horse or a camel?

A horse. Although a camel would be a fun new experience. 

horse

Know a fairy or a unicorn?

A Fairy. 

fairy

Have a backyard that was a huge bounce house or a huge ball pit?

Huge ball pit, I always did like those when I went to Chuck ee cheese

Travel or stay home?

Travel. 

travel

Be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?

Fly.

Know where you’re going or have it be a surprise?

Know where I am going .. not all surprises are good ones.

Be on a boat or on an airplane?

I have never been on a plane and i might have been on a boat once but don’t remember, so it would be awesome to be on either one! 

Be able to see in the dark or be able to never get tired?

Be able to see in the dark, that would be interesting

Go on a vacation to the beach or to the mountains?

Since I have never been to a beach, a beach would be my choice. I live in Colorado so I know what the mountains are like 😀 

beach

Have picnics in the forest or in the park?

Hm. I have had them at a park before and enjoyed it but wouldn’t mind giving a forest a try just to see what it would be like. 

forest

Swim in the ocean or swim in a pool?

I have never been swimming in an ocean but I feel like it would heighten my anxiety unless I could see through the water clearly. I will say pool just to be safe! lol 😀 but want the opportunity to swim in the ocean.

pool

Be a dolphin or a cheetah?

Cheetah, it is my favorite animal 🙂

cheetah

Be able to make people laugh or be able to make people trust you?

I am already pretty comical and people normally always laugh around me, so I would say trust me.

Be surprised by a present or be able to pick what you get?

Be surprised, I am a simple gal, anything someone gets me is usually sweet and very awesome – it is the thought that counts. 

Eat popsicles or watermelon?

Popsicles. 

popsicle

Go camping or stay in a hotel?

I have stayed in some really nice hotels, and haven’t been camping in a long time, so camping it is. 

Do art or read?

I suck at art, so read! 

read

Experience an epic waterslide or an epic zip line?

Oh this is a hard one because I would love either one, I love thrills like this. 

My Nominees:

Maggie

gymnasticspirit

natalie

Ty

Here are the questions so you can copy them! 

  1. live in a tree house or a castle?
  2. be able to sing beautifully or dance beautifully?
  3. ride a horse or a camel?
  4. know a fairy or a unicorn?
  5. have a backyard that was a huge bounce house or a huge ball pit?
  6. travel or stay home?
  7. be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?
  8. know where you’re going or have it be a surprise?
  9. be on a boat or on an airplane?
  10. be able to see in the dark or be able to never get tired?
  11. go on a vacation to the beach or to the mountains?
  12. have picnics in the forest or in the park?
  13. swim in the ocean or swim in a pool?
  14. be a dolphin or a cheetah?
  15. be able to make people laugh or be able to make people trust you?
  16. be surprised by a present or be able to pick what you get?
  17. eat popsicles or watermelon?
  18. go camping or stay in a hotel?
  19. do art or read?
  20. experience an epic waterslide or an epic zip line?

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Is Water Aerobics better than land based exercises?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veJN-XyYoiM

So I will admit, this is probably bad timing since summer is almost over, but where I live there are gyms that offer indoor pools all year round for those who want to swim for their workout or enjoy the hot tub. I cannot imagine being one of those people, because once summer goes away, I don’t want to even imagine myself in a swimming pool (I can handle being in a hot tub) BRRRRR! With the weather cooling down, I don’t expect many people using this type of workout, but someone can always use it for next year or use it for their indoor pool activities.  I have never participated in any form of water aerobics classes, and so I decided I would look into to, since most people know that swimming is a great total body exercise.  Recently I had someone ask me if I thought water aerobics was a better form of cardio than taking a run or cycling, and to be honest, I didn’t really know off the bat, but told them I would look into it and I am happy I did because I had the chance to learn something new in my field and share with all of you.

 

For starters, swimming is a great at increasing cardiovascular health, joint health and builds upper and lower body strength (which I knew this much already).  Secondly it never crossed my mind but swimming is a great exercise for those easing their way into exercising and need something that is low impact.  Duh, right?! I know. I guess my fitness mentality didn’t kick in right away, don’t blame me, it has been a long week. To be continued… 

 

Benefits:

 
  • Low impact exercise
  • Total body exercise
  • Good cardiovascular exercise
  • builds strength in both the upper and lower body
  • “Calorie Burner”
  • Great for seniors & older adults
  • Helps rehabilitate healing muscles and joints
  • Great for those who live in a hot environment
  • reduced chance of injury

So as you can see water aerobics has many great benefits. Bear in mind that you still need land based exercises in order to get the benefits from a weight bearing exercise to maintain a healthy bone density. All in all, based on this information alone, I think swimming can offer some of the same benefits as those who run or cycle but I would definitely recommend it over running for someone who needs a low impact activity in the beginning, but wouldn’t use it as a supplement to weight bearing exercises. Depending on the clients goals and their fitness level, water aerobics could make for a great strength and cardio exercise.

 

One thing I will mention is so many new water aerobic videos are being posted all over the internet and NOT all of them make sense or have a reasoning behind the movements, I feel as though if you are interested in participating in a water aerobics class, that you speak with someone who is certified in this or a coach who knows what they are talking about. I know we all know not to believe everything we see or hear on the internet but because a lot of these new and improved water aerobics are being advertised, people don’t stop and actually think about the relevance of the exercise and will try anything just because it looks “cool”, not everything that looks cool has a purpose. Thanks for reading, feel free to share, like, comment and follow!

 

Have you done water aerobics? Share with us your experience.

 

Your fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xoxo

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