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THIS FIVE MINUTES | BE FIT
Go DIG IN THE DIRT! Gardening is not only calming, therapeutic and rewarding, it can also help you build muscles and burn calories.
• Start slowly. Just like any new workout program, small steps.
• Use the right and left hands equally. When raking or shoveling, switch hands every 5-10 minutes to give each side a good workout.
• Be sure to breathe. Deep, cleansing breaths bring oxygen to those working muscles.
• Lift with your legs—never your back! Make sure to bend those knees. And when moving heavy items, such as potted plants, hold them close to your core.
• Maximize the benefits by adding extra stretches, steps and squats.
• Drink plenty of water.
Enjoy your garden—whether flower or veggie. Visit it often…and bring water!
THIS FIVE MINUTES | BE WELL
How much do you know about your ticker—your heart, that is?
How many gallons of blood can a healthy heart pump during a day?
• 2,000 gallons
• 1,000 gallons
• 500 gallons
2,000 gallons. That’s 4 times as much water as a standard fire truck can carry.
Do men or women have a faster heartbeat on average?
• No difference
A woman’s average heartbeat is faster by almost 8 beats a minute.
Q: What is a normal resting heart rate for an adult?
• 40 – 50 bpm (beats per minute)
• 60 – 80 bpm
• 90 – 110 bpm
For adults, the range is from 60 to 80 beats a minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For a well-trained athlete, a normal rate might be closer to 40 bpm.
THIS FIVE MINUTES | BE MINDFUL
THIS FIVE MINUTES | BE WINNING
Ready for some top-notch binge watching? Check out the DOCUMENTARY SHORTS that were nominated for the 2018 Academy Awards:
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefeln (Winner)
Traffic Stop, Kate Davis & David Heilbroner
Edith+Eddie, Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
Heroin(e), Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
Knife Skills, Thomas Lennon
THIS FIVE MINUTES | BE HAPPY
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