Spiro100 Live Classes

October 15 - 9:00 AM PST

Aubry Merkel

Week 2 | What is Non-Exercise Movement / Is Your Sedentary Lifestyle Hurting Your Health?

Do you know what NEAT – Non- Exercise Activity Thermogenesis is?! We know we need to sit less and move more but how do we squeeze in more active minutes, each day? Hint, it’s easier, and more enjoyable, than you might think!
  • The health effects of an inactive lifestyle
  • Impact of a sedentary lifestyle on mobility and independence as we age
  • Immediate health benefits of increasing daily active minutes
  • How to decrease time spent sedentary aside from a workout.
  • Decrease time spent sedentary by doing more of the things you love (gardening, car work, lawn care, hobbies)
  • How to sneak in extra exercise minutes during chores??

Details

Equipment: None
October 22 - 9:00 AM PST

Aubry Merkel

Week 3 | How Can Exercise Help Me Sleep Better?

Are you familiar with what circadian rhythms are and the control they have over your sleep- wake cycle? They play an important role in your sleep quality and exercise can help! Small changes to your workouts, like time of day or outdoors versus indoors, can make a difference!

  • Effects of exercise on sleep – wake cycles
  • Time of day you exercise
    • Later in the day versus earlier
    • Types of exercise that are better in the evening that won’t keep you awake
  • How exercise regulates your circadian rhythm
  • Indoor versus outdoor workouts / added benefits of one or the other

Details

Equipment: None
October 29 - 9:00 AM PST

Aubry Merkel

Week 4 | Can My Mind Effect My Physical Well-being?

Is it possible that our thoughts effect not only the state of our mind but also our physical health and well- being? Yes, it is! And the good news is that you have more control over the state of your mind than you might currently believe!

  • Benefits of exercise for mental health and well-being
    How exercise helps boost mood / anxiety / depression research
  • Exercise prescription for mood boosting benefits
  • The physical effects we experience from stress/ cortisol / inflammation induced by stress
  • How exercise helps manage these symptoms
  • Exercise prescription for mood boosting benefits
  • Ways to manage symptoms as a preventative means

Details

Equipment: None