SparkPeople Jodi Stolove's Sparks Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=52975 Chair exercise encourages health and fitness for active people or those whose physical condition, restricted mobility, or age, limits their participation in conventional forms of exercise. SparkPeople Jodi Stolove's Sparks Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=52975 Use it or Lose it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x58848904 The office received a call from Marjorie. She shared with us that she has been doing three chair exercise toning videos for many years. She has used them so much, that one of them has worn out! She plans to continue doing one of them each day. When asked about the secret to her longevity with good health both in body and mind... She says she exercises very consistently, eats right and also has a good time! She reminded us that, "If you don't use it- you lose it". Wow! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:33:43 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52975x57518579 hi team, looking forward to interaction. brief history - stroke in 2007, weak left side and balance issues. due to stroke became sedentary and became obese, diabetic and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. have been working but can use new ideas Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:18:53 EST Incorporate exercise while you sit at your desk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x57502012 The more I work at my desk, the more I realize much of our days are seated. I'm happy to Chair Dance and to do chair exercises. This link from WebMD shares how and why exercise is important, but I think could have addressed modes of exercise for people with limited mobility. That's why chair exercise is such a treasure! <link>www.webmd.com/fitness-ex ercise/features/exercise-a t-your-desk </link> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:16:27 EST What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x57153635 A worthwhile read: What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes Us Happier) <link>lifehacker.com/5938216/what-happens-<BR>to-our-brains-during-exercise-and-why-<BR>it-makes-us-happier </link> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:18:40 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52975x56658422 Hi <BR> I am Paula and looking forward to joining in and getting fit from a chair. <BR> I have problems with my lower back at the moment and can not bend over at all even to reach my knees. So I am working on doing exercise sat down, I will not let this beat me and will find ways to exercise even if it for 10 minutes better that than nothing. <BR> <BR> I live in Milton Keynes England with my Husband and our pet cat Dylan. <BR> I have osteo arthritis in all my joints and have decided that no... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:37:15 EST Dedicate loving yourself everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x56657262 Everyday this month take the time to tell yourself you're wonderful and can make your happiness happen. If it's a small choice to not eat junk food at that moment, put in a 20 minute chair exercise video, or even better continue to embrace healthy eating and aerobic and toning workouts! Love yourself!!! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:11:19 EST TOPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x56282720 There are so many great resources out there for us! http://www.topsnews.org/i/189780 Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:31:09 EST Do you check your heart rate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x55628901 Do you check your heart rate when you do cardio? Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:23:42 EST Neuroma? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x55442777 Do you have foot pain? Maybe even a condition like Mortons Neuroma? I do - and its painful! Even more painful, though, is the thought of not being able to keep active. Dancing, and strength training from your chair is a great way to stay in shape with out having to put pressure on a sore foot. Try it this weekend! Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:48:44 EST Music Makes You Move! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x55348370 Music Makes You Move! <BR> I just read a study that confirms what I have always believed! <BR> Choosing music that motivates you will make it easier and more <BR> enjoyable to exercise. <BR> When I am putting together a new program, <BR> I always start with music first! I let it inspire me and the moves follow! Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:36:18 EST Simply Stretch, some good reasons why http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x54929155 <BR> Exercise Lubricates joints, keeping them supple and healthy! <BR> <BR> The Mayo Clinic, along with many medical advisors, promote gentle forms of exercise for muscle and joint health. Range-of-motion exercises, stregthening exercises and aerobic exercises all contribute to overall health including healthy joints, a recent article states. <BR> <BR> Keep your joints supple, by by lubricating them with exercise. Movement actually creates fluid so joints can move smoothly. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:21:03 EST Positive Aging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x54716394 <BR> Support your body, keep it active! Let it age, but age positively! <BR> <BR> One of the best, ways to look and feel younger is to exercise and stretch on a regular basis. There are many stretches that you can easily do every day to help keep good posture, a straight spine, and improved range of motion. Together these will help you to age positively! Try: Chest opener over a stability ball, seated hip opener, spinal twist while lying down, and quad stretch against a wall. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:18:21 EST New to Spark and sick and tired of being fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52975x54569188 Hi everyone! My name is Buffie, I live in Southern FL, and I am a married stay at home mom. I need to lose 100 pounds but due to osteoarthritis I have very limited mobility, I also have a torn miniscules and cannot have surgery until I lose the weight. I look forward to working with all of you! Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:02:39 EST Giving yourself the gift of better health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x54375624 I was thinking today as I was exercising, just how proud I feel when I am taking the time to do what I know keeps my life healthy. Just taking that extra 30 mins to go for a walk with the kids, or do a short exercise DVD can boost my mental health significantly. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 00:47:08 EST New to Team but not so new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52975x53841275 My name is Sharmelle but you may call me by my nick name Shar if you would like. I am a graphic artist, graphic designer, and photographer. And I write poetry sometimes. So I a constantly sitting down at my computer and I do get out to take photographs and do other things. <BR> <BR> I also have what you call familial spastic paraparesis which will have me in a wheal chair later on in my life I hope. I walk slow and cannot do much for exercise due to this. I can only do sit down upper exerci... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:50:14 EST Food tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x52962847 Hi Sparks, <BR> <BR> I am always amazed at the level of support you can get here on the SparkPeople site. The food tracker is a nice way to visualize what you eat day to day. Sometimes what we remember is completely different than what we actually eat. Food trackers can help you maintain your goals. Have you kept a food log, what do you think? Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:39:18 EST strengthen your abdominals: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x52402225 Did you know doing pelvic tilt exercises help strengthen your abdominals as well as relieve neck pain? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:39:13 EST Go Team Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x51771483 How's it going in the new year? Are you feeling like your in a good routine? Lean on me if you need support. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:43:27 EST Support each other in the new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x51539264 We all like to make self improvement goals this time of year, how can we support each other this year? Please share your goals, your personal victories. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:05:50 EST The best gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x51254113 The best gift: Let exercise be a present you give yourself <BR> <BR> Let exercise be a present you give yourself. Reframe the way you look at exercise. Rather than "making yourself exercise", let exercise be a "want to" rather than a "should" or "have to". Often what we tell ourselves about something affects our attitude and feeling around it. When you release exercise from being a "have to" to "a should" it can begin to assume a different part in your life. Exercise is time you take for you... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:11:39 EST Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x51173448 Exercise and stress relief: <BR> <BR> 1) Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits. <BR> <BR> 2) It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a rousing game of tennis or a nature hike also can contribut... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:43:50 EST Workout while you're on the phone... really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x50988301 Do you have 5 minutes? If so, tap your toes and grab your 1lb dumbell and curl your way to a happier and healthier you. Embrace the moments when you have squeeze exercise into your activities everyday. <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:06:24 EST Muscle tissue takes up less space than the same we http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x50446266 Because muscle tissue takes up less space than the same weight of fat, active people look thinner than their sedentary counterpart who weigh the same. So even if you do not lose any weight, exercise will make you trimmer. <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:36:31 EST Tip: Consistent aerobic exercise reduces body fat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x50209748 <BR> Consistent aerobic exercise reduces body fat, lowers blood concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides, increases levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, may reduce high blood pressure and lower blood sugar levels. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 14:17:33 EST Fat is lost from the body... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x50102874 Fat is lost from the body almost exclusively by being burned in muscles. The only way you are ever going to lose fat is if your muscles burn it as fuel. In other words, you need to exercise! <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:50:07 EST Tip: Remember the 3 A's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x49880963 Remember the 3 A's - Accessible, Available, and paid in Advance! Make sure the fitness program you choose is practical and convenient. Do things you enjoy. Variety is both physically and psychologically advantageous. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:37:16 EST Tip 7- Make exercise convenient. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x49665111 Make exercise convenient. Put on exercise shoes and clothes and start doing it! Or, sit down on your chair in any shoes and clothing and start Chair Dancing® Fitness. Getting going is the hard part. Just doing it may be just what you need to get started. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:32:28 EST ON QVC tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x49457202 Watch Jodi LIVE on QVC's - Mornings Made Easy <BR> Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 <BR> 7:00 - 9:00 AM EST <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:28:57 EST Here's how to break this losing pattern: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x48279055 Set yourself up to win- <BR> Begin making exercise a part of your life by setting small, attainable exercise goals. A goal such as, "1 hour of exercise first thing everyday" is too big of a goal. It is unrealistic and unattainable and therefore, self-defeating. Set smaller goals. It is always better to exceed your goal and set yourself up to win, than to fall short of your goal and set yourself up to fail. <BR> <BR> Ease into exercise- <BR> Remember, some is better than none at all. If yo... Tue, 29 May 2012 13:48:21 EST Spring cleaning inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x48169698 Can you believe it's almost Summer? Time flies by. <BR> <BR> A lightbulb flashed into my mind last Friday... it's time to get some things done before the flurry of Summer begins. <BR> <BR> I started by doing a little Sit Down and Tone Up Encore, to get my endorphins pumping, then off to my computer I went. All the loose files and general loose ends were cleaned up and organized. It feels great. <BR> <BR> Of course there is always more organizing to do, but I had a big start, and feel mo... Mon, 21 May 2012 15:49:47 EST Problem: Busy Mind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x47859522 Has your mind been racing, full of chatter about all the things you need to do on a daily basis for work, the family, yourself, volunteer hours? <BR> <BR> This is an issue I deal with often, just trying to quite my mind and enjoy the now. It's easy sometimes, but other times when life is too full of activity, that's when it happens to me. It's not easy giving 100% when you aren't focused or feeling rejuvenated. I took my own advice this morning and did the Simply Stretch program. The gentle... Tue, 1 May 2012 13:57:38 EST Middle Age Spread? No way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x47178994 <em>40</em> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:54:06 EST Let's take before photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x47059292 Starting a before and after photo journal is a fun way to watch your transformation. I will keep track of your before photos and we can do it as a group if you like? Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:35:23 EST Inspiring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x46937256 Please enjoy this simply beautiful piece about the joy of dancing! I worked with Beverly before she was in a wheelchair. She respected my Chair Dancing® Fitness progam as a viable alternative while working at Sharp Hospital. Now we share this special hour each week. <BR> <BR> Wheelchair Dancers: Dance of the spirit <BR> When limb girdle muscular dystrophy confined Beverly Weurding to a wheelchair, she decided she wanted to dance. <BR> <BR> <link>www.cbs8.com/story/17061060/wheelcha<BR>i... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:07:55 EST It's raining outside... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x46812575 Exercise indoors, try a Chair Dancing program. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:48:15 EST Chair Chats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x46318430 I just wondered if anyone was interested in a chat thread for the team. Maybe we could pass on tips to each other and lend some support and motivation to our journey. <em>220</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:47:49 EST New to the team, but not to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52975x45385879 Thank you for the invite to join the team! <BR> <BR> I joined Spark in July 2006. <BR> <BR> I purchased my first Jodi Stolove DVD, Chair Dancing Around the World, about a month ago. <BR> I became interested in chair aerobics after pain from bone mets from stage IV breast cancer made it hard for me to stand or or walk for long periods of time. <BR> <BR> I first had cancer in 2003, it was stage II breast cancer then. It returned in 2007 to my bones, now it's stage IV. I have been on chemo si... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:50:28 EST Chair Dancing from Kansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52975x45369878 My name is Nola and I first ordered the DVD's about a year ago. I have Osteoarthritis and paralyzed vocal cords which makes it hard for me to exercise at times. The Chair Dancing is so much fun. I really enjoy the Stretch and Tone workouts as I can do them when my breathing is not very good. I hope to eventually have the entire set. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:20:48 EST The Power of Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x44854508 <BR> Exercise builds up muscle tissue, which burns calories at a higher rate than body fat. This makes it possible to eat more without gaining or to lose more rapidly without changing caloric intake. <BR> Because muscle tissue takes up less space than the same weight of fat, you will look thinner and trimmer! Since muscle tissue weighs more than fat, your weight, however, may remain the same or even go up. Use how your clothing fits to experience the power of exercise! <BR> <BR> Jodi Stolov... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:29:30 EST No Middle Age Spread for Me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52975x44586004 As you know, (thank you for the birthday wishes), I just turned 53! Now I know "middle age spread" is real and I'm not going there! Lifting weights is helping me keep my body toned. I will be adding motivation tips to inspire all of us to stay healthy and in shape. <BR> <BR> "TO LOSE ( or maintain) WEIGHT MORE EXERCISE IS THE KEY! <BR> <BR> "For the sake of your health as well as your weight, exercise should become as routine a part of your life as brushing your teeth." <BR> <BR> <BR> Jo... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:49:04 EST