Gettin’ CPR certified

In order to be able to sub/teach classes at the gym where I am a member they require you be CPR certified.

I recently took a CPR class with Safety Training Seminars (American Heart Association).

I am now CPR/AED certified.

I learned how to administer CPR to an adult, child and infant. I also learned how to use an AED (automated external defibrillation).

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

I also learned how to help an adult, child, pregnant woman and infant if they are choking.

I took this certification class because it was a requirement for me to start subbing at my gym (and possibly other places I may teach).

But I also think this is good knowledge to have just in case. I would rather no one I know stop breathing or start choking. But if you do, I have the skills to help you.

Is the scene safe? …

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Start jumping!

One of our exercise challenges this month in Go Fit Girl’s April Monthly Challenge is working the jump rope.

If you want a major cardio workout, jump rope for 3 minutes (or longer).

Jumping rope requires and builds coordination, is an easy and quick cardio workout and can be done almost anywhere.

According to WebMD, jumping rope can be lower-impact exercise on knees than jogging.

For years I have wished I was a runner. It’s easy cardio and you can do it anywhere. But I am now realizing that is the same with the jump rope. I can throw one in my suitcase. It travels easily and doesn’t take up any room.

According to some calculations on Livestrong, which attributes to Mayo Clinic, I will burn about 150 calories for jumping rope 15 minutes. (The average calorie burning in a 60-minute spin class is 500 calories.)

This site gives all kinds of fancy moves with the rope.

The American Heart Association sponsors a program called Jump Rope For Heart event, which provides heart research program and education.  The fundraising event helps kids learn skills to jump rope while raising money for the American Heart Association.

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