This past weekend, I attended my favourite annual fitness event – the CanFitPro Vancouver Fitness Expo. I thought I’d share with you four bits of information that most stood out to me.
#1: Ideal Facebook post length is just 40 characters!
People are mostly scrolling both Facebook and Instagram looking at photos, so you may get away with most followers reading 1-2 sentences at best. #noattentionspan
– “Best of” Social Media for Fitness Pros with Amanda Vogel
#2: Just one night of sleeping only 4-5 hours = a 70% drop in natural killercells (Natural Killer Cells are lymphocytes/white blood cells that play a major role in the host-rejection of both tumours and virally infected cells, aka kill cancer cells.)
#3: Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) is the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles along the linea alba, or the inability to create tension across the abdominal wall.
- 100% of pregnant women will get a DRA by the 35th week of pregnancy.
- 55% of women with pelvic floor dysfunction (bladder accidents/leaking/pelvic pain) have a DRA.
#4: “Choice lies in the space between stimulus and response.”
The Calm Before the Client with Mia Jerritt of Integrated Life Strategies