The 15 Minute Workout To Keep Us Young and Strong
One of the things we miss most from our Tennessee years is the monthly vegetarian club pot luck dinner. The fun meal was always followed by a health lecture or an excellent video selected by the leader, a public health nurse and her physician husband. The video below would have been a favorite. I’ve subscribed to her channel as Barbara O’Neil is a senior and helping seniors prepare for later years.
In addition, her Australian accent and expressions are very delightful!
Her info on just breathing and the importance of maintaining lung capacity as a fitness indicator is also an eye-opener.
You know, so much of the activity level we have immediately and will enjoy as we age is a matter of choice. When we KNOW better we DO better. I hope you’ll enjoy her! Here it is and many of her other lectures will pop us as well.
Enjoy! And I hope you’ll feel like you’ve found a new friend too in Barbara O’Neill. I’ve listened to it “Muscle Knows No Age” twice and learned so much! I’m excited to listen to her other lectures.
What’s her 15-minute workout?
It’s High Intensity Interval Training.
In a nutshell: Over 15-20 minutes, you bring your heart-rate up-up-up for a full minute with fast walk/running/bouncing on a tramp, etc. Then you immediately slow down for 1 minute by walking/bouncing very slowly. Bring it back up again for a full 60 seconds intense walk/bounce, and rest again. Repeat 4-5 times.
The science behind it and the release of something called HGT is incredible. Great for weight loss too!
Barbara recommends boucing on a rebounder (mini-tramp) as a HITT workout for seniors as is it is low-impact on older joints and has a host of health benefits even if you’re not doing a HIIT workout. You’ll learn about that in her lecture too.