AgeProof Your Body: Yoga & Stretching with Koop

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Welcome back, AgeProof Your Body! As promised, we will be moving forward with topic-based classes, including Yoga, Tai Chi, and EMOMs. Also, we have some workshops going on the calendar starting with AgeProof Your Heart on May 1st Check it out!

A refresher for yoga and stretching 🧘‍♀️, Instructor spotlight Food for thought… and movement!  Re-assessment submissions ✅ And don’t miss the schedule update! , Check out below!

Yoga Primer: Stretch and Flow

On Monday, we have yoga and stretching with Koop, and a special guest instructor, Mikaila Foster! Koop and Mikaila will be showing both a standing and seated yoga flow, so you can find what positions work best for you. If you need a yoga refresher, check out the Yoga Primer here!

Also, you can review any other yoga classes on the website under Videos.

When – LIVE! Class Time: Monday, April 12th at 12:00-1:00pm EST (9-10am PST). Doors will open at 11:45 am EST (8:45 am PST) for those with any questions or who would like to engage with the community prior to officially starting.

Where: For Monday’s class, simply click the link highlighted here when the time comes!  The password is: 116899.

What Do I Need?: An open space, a mat, a chair for stability, water, and a towel. Barefoot is recommended, but wear shoes if that is most comfortable.

Instructor Spotlight! Kirsten Kupras

Kirsten Kupras, fondly know to us as ‘Koop,’ is truly one of a kind! Koop lives in Portland with her best friend and canine roomie, Dozer! He occasionally drops in on our classes to say hello!

From physical therapy to yoga, trail running, hiking, indoor cycling, and more- Koop has a hold on ideal healthy living! Let’s hear what she has in store for us!

“Spring has Sprung!  Spring is when the thawing of the earth begins to allow for a new, energized life all around us.  Let’s move through the last of the winter sluggishness and create space for new sensations as we awaken our bodies.

For Monday’s class we will be bringing awareness to these elements: the breath, the mind-body connection, and how the sensation of exploring your limits will translate to other areas of your life.  Just as the earth is being awakened back up with the warmth and heat of the sun, we will explore this same concept in our bodies.  Building heat and energy with our breath and with moving our bodies.

Get ready for some pranayama (breathwork) as well as some familiar asana flows to challenge the mind, body, and balance!  See you on the mat!”

Thank you Koop for your dedication, your knowledge, and your positive energy. AgeProof just would not be the same without you!

Food for Thought… and Movement!

It is pretty clear that diet has a great effect on our overall health. Not just our cholesterol levels or our body weight, but even our joint comfort and ability to move well!

First, let’s compare diet types: Prudent vs. Western.

A Prudent diet consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, and low-fat dairy products.

A Western diet consists of processed foods, saturated fats, refined grains, and low fiber. Fruits and vegetables are consumed at a lower rate, while red meat and other processed meats are often higher on the menu!

In a study looking into how diet can affect the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (OA), following a Western diet was associated with increased risk of knee OA, whereas following a Prudent pattern was associated with a reduced risk of knee OA (Dietary Patterns and Risk of Developing Knee Osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, 2021).

Simply put, this study found that a diet higher in fiber and lower in processed foods resulted in less risk of knee osteoarthritis. So don’t forget to hit the produce aisle next time you go grocery shopping!

MovementX Physical Therapists and Personal Trainers are always one click away. If you are struggling with knee pain or osteoarthritis, please reach out to meredith.black@movement-x.com to pair you with your perfect MX provider!

Re-Assessment Submissions! ✅

Have you submitted your scores from the Post-assessment class last week? If you haven’t, please take a moment to use this form and let us know how you did!

If you couldn’t make it to class- Don’t worry! We record class every Monday, so you can access the Post-assessment class that will walk you through each of the tests. Grab a pen and paper, and tune in to capture your results!

APYB Schedule Update!

Check out the new schedule listed on the website! Here we have classes planned through the end of June, and we will refresh the schedule again in July. Expect lots of guest instructors and new faces from your very own MovementX crew

Also, see several workshops to come! Mark your calendars! ✅

Questions? If at any point you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at meredith.black@movement-x.com or Josh at josh@movement-x.com. We want you to feel supported and empowered!

Thank you so much for your continued investment in your health, wellness, and ability to move well. We look forward to this continued journey together!

Yours in good health,

Meredith and the MovementX + NVFP Team

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