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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 32:22 You Don’t Need to “Crush It” Everyday




Labrador Lesson for 8/11/22:

You don’t need to “Crush It” everyday.

We are energetic Labradors. We like to get outside and get moving most days of the week. But we know that doing TOO much puts us at risk of injury. So our humans track our mileage, and factor in the weather, and our week of movement consists of a balance of longer, more intense sessions and recovery walks.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, remember that overtraining puts you at risk of injury, illness, or burnout. Listen to your body. Feeling extra energized? Push the intensity or duration. Feeling tired or rundown? Opt for gentle movement or an active rest day. We’re not saying you shouldn’t “get after it,” but balance your “crush it” days with recovery time! Make movement a lifestyle for your lifespan rather than a short-term goal.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 31:22 Stay Safe Through the Dog Days of Summer




Stay Safe through the Dog Days of Summer.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days of Summer, or the hottest days of the year, last from 7/3/22 to 8/11/22 this year in the US. The good news for us Labradors, who don’t enjoy the heat, is that the worst of this Summer’s heat wave may be nearing an end. But until the cool Fall weather arrives, we have a few tips: 1) avoid outdoor movement in the heat of the day. 2) seek shade and soft surfaces whenever possible. 3) bring plenty of fluids…for you and your 4-legged friends!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take heat safety seriously! Take precautions to prevent overheating and heat illness. Stay safe and cool today, so that you can Keep Moving tomorrow.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 30:22 Don’t Take Your Health for Granted




Be thankful for good health.

In other words, don’t take your health, or your ability to move, for granted. We’re healthy Labradors, and we enjoy our daily walks/hikes/jogs with our humans. Recently, our humans had COVID. Luckily, they’re active, healthy people, and they had relatively mild symptoms, so they were still able to take us for our walks. We know that injuries and illness happen. When they do, appreciate the opportunity to keep moving in any way that you can. And when you ARE healthy, get outside and enjoy moving more!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, don’t take your health for granted. Make the most of your opportunities to move, and prioritize taking care of yourself!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks Week 29 of 2022




movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos because movement is part of what makes life complete.

Before the videos check out this week’s Lab Lessons Wag More.  Bark Less.

The videos for week 29 of 2022 #embrace the opportunity to move #knowyourlimits & don’t be afraid to try something new


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 29:22 Wag More. Bark Less.




Wag More. Bark Less.

Or, for the humans: Move More. Complain Less. As Labradors, we generally have a positive attitude. Any day that we get to go outside and move with our humans is a good day. OK, so we don’t LOVE heat and humidity…especially if they’re combined with sunshine…but you won’t hear us complaining about a movement opportunity.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, appreciate any opportunity to move. Of course you CAN find something negative in any movement session (it’s too hot; it’s raining; the class is too crowded; the instructor didn’t single me out), but you can also choose to focus on the positive aspects of any movement session. So follow the lead of the Labradors: Wag More. Bark Less.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!

 


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 28:22 It’s The Little Things




It’s the Little Things.

As Labradors, we know that the “little things” are the most important things…time spent hanging out with friends and family…a walk in the park…a hike in the woods…an afternoon nap with a friendly cat…these things are all FAR more important than the brand of your watch, the price of your car, or the size of your house.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a moment today to appreciate the “little things” that make your life special…while you’re appreciating those things, remember to hug your friends/family/pets and tell them you appreciate them.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!

 


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 27:22 Vacation is NOT a reason to stop moving




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Vacation is NOT a reason to stop moving.

As Labradors, we know that rest and relaxation are part of a healthy lifestyle…and we live with cats who remind us of the importance of napping…but we also know that movement is a lifestyle…and we make it part of our lifestyle…even when we go on vacation. We’re at “Club Med” right now while our humans attend a conference, but we’re making time for daily walks and playtime with our fellow guests. We’re pretty sure our humans are finding time to move in New Orleans too!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, make regular movement (not just “workouts”) part of your lifestyle…even when you’re on vacation!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 26:22 It’s Your Birthday; Celebrate if You Want to




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

It’s your birthday; celebrate if you want to.

Yesterday (6/29/22) was Puddin the Yellow Lab’s 4th birthday. In honor of the occasion, we let her choose today’s Labrador Lesson…her message? On your birthday, or on other special occasions, you should choose IF you want to celebrate and HOW you want to celebrate. Maybe you want to hang out with friends; maybe you want to stay home and take a nap; or perhaps you want to hike up a monster hill. There is no wrong way to celebrate…as long as you, and those around you, stay safe.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, choose to celebrate your special occasions in a manner that makes you happy…and keeps you safe. Don’t worry about how that celebration, or lack of celebration, looks on social media.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 25:22 Find What Makes You Happy




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Find what makes you happy.

Being Labradors, we’re naturally happy animals, but it’s still important to make time in your life for the things that make you happy. We suggest you pick 2-3 things that bring you happiness, then make scheduling those things a priority. Our top picks: hiking with our humans; napping with our friends; and commemorating a hill climb with a summit celebration.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, find a few things that make you happy, then make time for those things in your schedule!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 24:22 Hydration is Essential




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Hydration is Essential.

Hydration is important, year-round, for Labradors and their humans…but when the weather gets warmer, hydration becomes critical. When we walk/hike in temperatures above 60 degrees, our humans bring Berkey Water Filters filtered water in our Nalgene bottle for our water breaks. When heat and humidity are a factor, our humans add electrolytes to their water; their current favorite electrolyte source is LMNT.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, remember to hydrate yourself and encourage your movement companions to hydrate!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!