Here my video of me doing 5 burpees. I was challenged by my friend Marta Kwiat, and you can consider yourself challenged to post one, too!
As with most physical activities, you can do these at any level – skip the pushups and jumps, or add backflips – whatever is right for you. My pushups are a bit slow (this was the second take!), and my form isn’t perfect. The point isn’t to be perfect, it’s to get moving. Start right where you are and do what you can. Go!
From LetsMove.gov: “As part of the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move!, theFirst Lady is encouraging Americans across the country to give out high-fives when they see someone making healthy choices. And she’s challenging everyone to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life.”
And just FYI, I’ve been training in the non-violent martial art of Aikido since 2009 – I started at age 46 – with Dave Goldberg Sensei, 5th dan, at Aikido of San Diego, and began strength training in January 2015, with Kyle Boggeman, NSCA-CPT, CSCS, at San Diego Strength and Conditioning. My own fitness project is ReconnectingOurselves.com – Moving toward health and happiness through better connection with our bodies, with nature, and with others..
You’re never too old or out of shape to get moving. No excuses!