A.A. Milne Guests Healthy Lifestyle Podcast TTT Stephanie Ladouceur

Episode 36: Stephanie on Bold Moves on Exercise

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thanks for listening in…

It is time to check in with my wellness and workout coach, Stephanie who reminds me daily, that being bold moves mountains.  Today we are heading into the gym, so wear comfortable shoes and prepare to be amazed by how much fun exercise can be.

According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Physical inactivity levels are rising in many countries with major implications for the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the general health of the population worldwide.

Stephanie and I would love to hear your thoughts on I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Thank you for joining Stephanie and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.

And thank you Stephanie for joining me from a distance – a distance of almost 1200 kilometers.

One last thought comes from our dear lovable Winnie-the-Pooh:

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

 Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures take you. And my hope is that some of those adventures take you to a gym.

According to the World Health Organization, benefits of regular and adequate levels of physical activity include

  • Improves muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness;
  • Improves bone and functional health;
  • Reduces the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, various types of cancer (including breast cancer and colon cancer), and depression;
  • Reduces the risk of falls as well as hip or vertebral fractures; and
  • Is fundamental to energy balance and weight control.

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

10 replies on “Episode 36: Stephanie on Bold Moves on Exercise”

This is an absolutely delightful podcast. It is reasonable, encouraging, and helpful for those of us, especially those of us who are of age, who feel discouraged about exercise. I live in a little suite, but I can see from this podcast that it is possible for me to stretch, lift my arms with maybe a little weight in my hands and other simple things. Maybe I should get a stepper.

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You are my greatest inspiration. As I look back on the decades that we have spent together, I remember your enthusiasm and acceptance of new ideas. Looking forward to our next podcast together!

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I’ve had a regular exercise routine (to a greater or lesser extent) for over thirty years, but my mother was the one who was able to realize it’s full potential. After chemotherapy for lymphoma left her weak and unbalanced, she spent a year in physical therapy, exercising on her own, and walking to regain her strength. It was remarkable and inspiring to watch.

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Your mother was a powerhouse. What resilience! I can only imagine the courage to endure the pain of physical therapy. It is taking one step at a time, little by little one travels far. We gain strength when we witness this determination. May we continue in our mother’s footsteps. Big shoes to fill.

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Your mother reminds me of this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” There are people, like your mother, who thrive in hot water and help the rest of us to timidly take our first dip into the unknown.

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What really surprised me was going through her things and finding that she had kept a copy of a college paper (written at age 20) that showed her to be incredibly insecure and unsure of herself (to the point of breaking my heart). What happened to effect the change to the woman I knew? She married my dad.

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Yes!!! As George Eliot said in Adam Bede (this is my most favourite quote): What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”

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