this post sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective
there’s nothing oscar likes better than his daily walk. as a matter of fact, i love them too. it gets my legs moving and my heart too. did you know that walking helps protect your joints, including your hips and knees? walking also helps improve your mood by helping to reduce anxiety. and, yes, as long as you have the proper footwear, any old clothes will do when you go for a walk. but if i’m going to invest in my health, i also invest in the proper workout gear. so join me today as we get fit with Sweaty Betty. don’t you love that name?
last week i introduced this brand when i wore a striped t-shirt dress from Sweaty Betty on my trip to Savannah. if you missed that post, read it here. Sweaty Betty is an activewear company that’s available at Nordstrom. it’s a London based brand that creates “gym to gin” looks. yep, they think it’s cool to sweat all while making you look and feel amazing.
on my walk with oscar, i chose a high-performance running skort in black. the fabric is smooth, stretchy, and breathable, which is important when the humidity level is ninety percent. the skort has a back zip pocket large enough to stash your keys or i.d. if you love to golf or play tennis, this skort is for you! the racerback running tank (limited sizes, similar here and here) keeps me moving comfortably with perforated side panels at the sides. underneath the tank is a black seamless yoga bra that’s perfect for low-impact sports. white sunglasses and sneakers (old, similar here) polish off the look. getting fit with Sweaty Betty is oh so easy.
although walks are good for us and our hearts, our bodies need more. muscles and joints weaken and range of movement deteriorates as we age and we begin to lose our skin’s elasticity, our muscle tone, and bone density. after menopause, our estrogen production slows. estrogen not only regulates menstrual cycles but helps with muscle recovery and bone density. so how do we keep our bones strong and our bodies flexible on the other side of menopause? both strength and flexibility help prevent falls. strength training with weights helps build muscle while balance practice keeps the spine in position and improves posture. pumping iron after age 50 has so many benefits by increasing bone mass and lowering the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. yoga and pilates keep your body strong and flexible. and they improve muscular and postural strength. so let’s get moving!
when i head to pilates class, i typically wear a jacket or sweater over my workout attire. how cute is this cropped sweater infused with color? yep, it’s from Sweaty Betty! it’s cotton, lightweight, and it’s adorable. the color-block high-waist leggings feature side pockets and self-wicking fabric. a simple yoga tank and yoga sports bra complete the look. didn’t i tell you it was easy to get fit with Sweaty Betty!
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a big thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective for this sponsored post. and thank you, lovely readers, for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.