Aikido Karate Self-Defense Taekwondo Cardio Kickboxing Office exercise: How to burn calories at work You may spend your workdays at a desk, but you don't need to take it sitting down. Make office exercise — from fitness breaks to walking meetings — part of your routine. Next Hike Saturday Sept 24 By Mayo Clinic staff Mt. Lemmon If you're doing your best to set aside time for physical activity either before work or af- ter work, good for you. But finding time to exercise can be a challenge for anyone who Coming Soon! has a busy schedule. Why not work out while you're at work? Consider 10 creative ways Standards on video. to make office exercise part of your routine. Keep checking the website for updates on 1. Make the most of your commute the Student page. Walk or bike to work. If you ride the bus, get off a few blocks early and walk the rest of the way. If you drive to work, park at the far end of the parking lot. 2. Look for opportunities to stand You'll burn more calories standing than sitting. Stand while talking on the phone. Better yet, try a standing desk — or improvise with a high table or counter. Eat lunch standing Tuition up. Trade instant messaging and phone calls for walks to other desks or offices. As many of you know, we operate on a very 3. Take fitness breaks tight budget at the dojo. Rather than hanging out in the lounge with coffee or a snack, take a brisk walk or do When tuition payments some gentle stretching. Pull your chin toward your chest until you feel a stretch along come in late, it really the back of your neck, or slowly bring your shoulders up toward your ears. has a devastating effect on all the books. Please 4. Trade your office chair for a fitness ball do your best to keep A firmly inflated fitness or stability ball can make a good chair. You'll improve your bal- your account current. ance and tone your core muscles while sitting at your desk. You can even use the fitness Thank you! ball for wall squats or other exercises during the day. 5. Keep fitness equipment in your work area Store resistance bands — stretchy cords or tubes that offer weight-like resistance when you pull on them — or small hand weights in a desk drawer or cabinet. Do arm curls between meetings or tasks. 520-909-1355 August 2011 Happy Birthday! Garrison Synnestvedt. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/7 Paula Culbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/11 DeShawn Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/12 Kevin Westbrooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/14 Ali Felton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/16 Caitlin Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/17 Office exercise: How to burn calories at work (continued) Let anger be your enemy. 6. Get social Remember, an empty vessel makes the Organize a lunchtime walking group. You might be surrounded by people who most noise. are ready to lace up their walking shoes — and hold each other accountable for regular exercise. Enjoy the camaraderie, and offer encouragement to one an- Patience is the foundation upon which other when the going gets tough. security and long life rest. Know well your situation in life. 7. Conduct meetings on the go When it's practical, schedule walking meetings or brainstorming sessions. Do Trustworthy reputations are only gained laps inside your building or, if the weather cooperates, take your walking meet- from virtuous merit. ings outdoors. Success is the fruit of the strong and wise. 8. Pick up the pace If your job involves walking, do it faster. Keep your chin up and your shoulders Delay is the best remedy for anger. slightly back — and remember to breathe freely while you walk. Those who will be enlightened are the ones who live moderate lives, have 9. If you travel for work, plan ahead simple tastes, consume natural foods, If you're stuck in an airport waiting for a plane, grab your bags and take a brisk and pursue the wisdom of sages. walk. Choose a hotel that has fitness facilities — such as treadmills, weight machines or a pool — or bring your equipment with you. Jump-ropes and re- Remain honest in your heart, true sistance bands are easy to sneak into a suitcase. Of course, you can do jumping to your discipline, and refrain from overindulgence, and you will enjoy great jacks, crunches and other simple exercises without any equipment at all. rewards in life. 10. Try a treadmill desk Mind your manners and your own If you're ready to take office exercise to the next level, consider a more focused business. walk-and-work approach. If you can comfortably position your work surface Discretion is the better part of valor. above a treadmill — with a computer screen on a stand, a keyboard on a table or a specialized treadmill-ready vertical desk — you may be able to walk while The barriers of human achievement lie you work. In fact, Mayo Clinic researchers estimate that overweight office only in the mind. workers who replace sitting computer time with walking computer time by two An idle mind is a demon’s workshop. to three hours a day could lose 44 to 66 pounds (20 to 30 kilograms) in a year. Justice exists for those who live according The pace doesn't need to be brisk, nor do you need to break a sweat. The faster to the Way, as these are one in the same. you walk, however, the more calories you'll burn. Is Aikido better than karate/judo/any other martial art? Though there are many paths At the foot of the mountain All those who reach the top See the same moon. This is an extremely controversial question and has generated much heated debate in forums such as the rec.martial-arts newsgroup. The answer to this question is very subjective - students of any particular martial art tend to favor that one over any other (otherwise they would probably be studying the other martial art). There are many different but equally valid reasons for studying any martial art, such as for self defense, for spiritual growth or enlightenment, for general physical health, for self-confidence and more. Different martial arts, and even different styles within a particular martial art, emphasize different aspects. Hence ‘better’ really depends on what it is you want out of a martial art. Even given this distinction, it is still a very subjective question so perhaps a better one would be ‘Is Aikido better than any other martial art *for me*?’ This can only be answered by the individual asking the question. The rest of this FAQ may help you in some way towards finding that answer. An alternative way to answer this question is to simply say, ‘No, Aikido is not ‘better’ or ‘worse’ than any other martial art. It is simply different.’ Can I train an additional martial art while training Aikido? Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. Yes. There is no problem in training several martial arts at the same time, but there is one thing to watch out for. If you have not gotten yourself a solid base in one martial art first you are going to confuse yourself when you start your second art. The result is (very likely) that your progress in both martial arts is going to be slower than if you trained first one and then another. What kind of martial art you choose to train in addition to Aikido is of course entirely up to what you yourself like and feel comfortable with. A suggestion is that if you start to train an additional art early, the more different from Aikido the better, as you’ll probably not be too much confused then. Aikido at Black Pine is every Monday 6:50 p.m. Your first class is free! Congratulations July Promotions Did I miss someone??? The barriers of human achievement lie only in the mind. An idle mind is a demon’s workshop. Justice exists for those who live according to the Way, as these are one in the same. Be happy without cause and make the best of what you have. True friendship knows no boundaries. It is a humble virtue to be wealthy and not affected by it. Cause and effect are mutually consistent. Despair is the conclusion of fools. Tomorrow’s success is built upon yesterday’s failures. Live in the here and now. Do not seek more but learn to enjoy less.