Goblin squats-goblet squats
Bat flys- back flys
Zombie lunges-step back or forward lunges
Pumpkin push up-regular push up or med ball push up rolling to each hand, place hand on ball
Spider crawls-crab crawls or tricep dips on ground
Corpse crunches-headlifts for those that are dealing with DR or flat back to lift up into almost a boat pose
Coffin climbers-mountain climbers
Have a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN!
I recently read an article in my Idea Fitness Journal about how our children's height has a lot to do with their nutrition and has been on my mind a lot as I watch my (almost) 13 year old grow taller than me, yikes! (He seriously grew 3 inches this past year)!!!!
In a time when everything is rushing by us so fast and many families are eating on the go so that they can get their kids to all of their extracurricular activities we are losing sight of what is most important-our children's health. We need to slow down and make nutrition a top priority for these children.
Not only for their health- but for their height!
"One hundred years ago, US men and women were the third and fourth tallest in the world. Now they have fallen to 37th (men) and 42nd (women)." -according to the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration
Why does this matter for your child's health? Taller people have longer life expectancy, lower incidence of heart disease and stroke, and have greater educational success and higher incomes.
What can you do to help your children eat healthier?
Photo by Rene Bernal on Unsplash
I'm not sure about you, but I love the Fall Season!
and I get it-Fall has become this crazy time of year that everybody talks about now. Pictures are taken with pumpkins, memes are all over the place about how happy we are in fall, and you can't go anywhere without seeing some kind of pumpkin such and such food. Seriously, I was at the grocery store the other day and saw Pumpkin hummus, wait what!! (can you imagine us doing this with zucchini in the summer) :/
So I get it, if you feel we have gone to far with this Autumnal celebration but please, oh please let me enjoy all things Fall and my favorite Pumpkin Pie smoothies.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 frozen ripe banana
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Blend all together until smooth. Add some fun toppings on top.
I like to add: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, ground flax meal, or pumpkin seeds
Mom, personal trainer, and corrective exercise specialist who wants to help you live an active and pain free life