There were 7 people in class today and we used hand weights, ankle weights and body weight.
After getting the blood flowing and the body warmed up we started with a series of 3 types of squats (feet together, feet hip width apart and sumo squats). These were followed by bicep curls, overhead presses and toe/heel raises. We then took it to the floor for side leg raises, bridges, tricep push-ups and boat pose for 2-30 sec holds. It was time to work on balance and I instructed them on how to perform the Stork Stand Test. We have some balance work to do :) We finished off with bent forward flies, Warrior III and cool-down stretches.
Next week will be our last class.
Today's Wellness Tip: Is sea salt really all it's cracked up to be?
Technically, all salt is sea salt. Some salt is harvested from salt-water bodies while other salt is mined from mineral deposits that were formed when a salt-water body evaporated many years ago. Nutritionally, sea salt is 99% identical to table salt. However, more than half of the table salt sold in the U.S. is iodized. The main difference between the two salts lie in taste and texture. Sea salts harvested from evaporated sea water may have distinct colors, textures, and flavors. Marketers use this fact to claim that table salt is less healthy because sea salt contains more potassium and calcium, which reduce fluid retention and, in turn, lower blood pressure. But these minerals are found in such small quantities (less than 1% of total weight) that they become nutritionally insignificant.
Another label to watch for is "organic salt." Salts are minerals, not agricultural products and, consequently, cannot be certified organic. You may pay more for organically labeled salts but will receive no value in exchange.