I’m – by far – the youngest swimmer in my water aerobics class. Yet graciously, these amazing men and women accept my presence. After I explain myself, of course. I mean… really, why would a 29 year old woman (who looks pretty healthy on the outside) take a water aerobics class?? Secret: It’s the inside that counts. And that is the truth!
On that note, I’d like to pose the question: What can those around you not see? Would your life be easier if they had a visual??
Back to chatting the water! Here are my three favorite things about bouncing in the water:
- Bouncing in the water. It’s such low impact, and my joints feel no wear n’ tear!
- Moving in ways that my body doesn’t normally allow.
- The strength factor. Two classes in, and I’m using muscles that I didn’t even know existed – other than from Anatomy class.
Beyond this is remember to eat well (every day), hydrate well, and utilize plant-based supplements that support the journey. Plants that I’ve fallen in love with include cacao and turmeric. Cacao because of all the fantastic phytonutrients (plant goodness), including magnesium and iron; turmeric in conjunction with other anti-inflammatory’s make this mama move-able. In an easeful way. Relief is my go-to for inflammation, on a daily basis. Cacao nibs are fantastic raw, and I eat them several times a week in smoothies, topping sunbutter rice cakes, and in homemade energy bars.
Jennifer Magnano is a Mindful Mama Yogi – powering up people, and changing lives with freedom, happiness, and health through yoga and plants. To join our online family visit www.facebook.com/mamogawellness or learn more about plant-based support products at http://www.simplebodybliss.com. Wishes of peace, love, and happiness from our home to yours!