With the resumption of the school year, also comes sports and extra-curricular activities. Although basketball may be the first to sport that enters the mind, there are many schools with swim teams. If parents find that their child has signed up for, it’s time to get familiar with competitive swim fundamentals.
Flutter kick, crawl, backstroke, frog kick, breaststroke, etc. Do any of these words sound familiar? If they do, then you are a swimmer or you know a swimmer. If you are interested in becoming a swimmer the most common swimming strokes are: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, or sidestroke. The freestyle, backstroke and butterfly are the strokes everyone sees the competitors use in swim meets. These may be the strokes of choice if you want to tone and get a cardio workout. If you simply need to decompress and get a little movement going, a sidestroke or breaststroke is a great way to paddle around the pool without too much effort.
The kids are back in school. Yea! Stay at home moms have a little down time, working moms have one more set of schedules to juggle. Whichever mom you may be, you can still benefit from swimming! In many places it will still be warm (thanks to climate change) for maybe another month or so making the outdoor pool the perfect place to relax and unwind, do a little toning, or, if you’re really ready to get your swim on, work out hard enough to seemingly break a sweat. Even when it begins to cool off there are plenty of choices for indoor pools. Find one and dive in!
I love it when my house smells good. However, there is more to lovely aromas than simply the pleasure it brings to the nasal passages. By using essential oils strategically, I can help contribute to the psychological and physical wellbeing of myself as well as my loved ones. My local aromatherapist has helped me learn how to use these therapeutic oils in many different ways.
This month was the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Many people of the city of New Orleans were devastated by this storm. As a result of the tragedy, many children and teenagers were affected with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So often I hear about PTSD affecting soldiers returning from war. I never thought about children that might suffer from it.