Cryotherapy

Ice is often recommended as the first course of action for a minor muscle-related injury because it can help reduce swelling and improve blood flow to the affected tissue. As a health and fitness professional, I recommend the use of ice along with rest to reduce discomfort in a sore muscle, but have you heard […]

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Ten Ways that Exercise Can Improve Heart Disease

Do you know what is the number one cause of death in the United States? Heart disease! While there are some risk factors for heart disease that we can’t control, such as age, gender and family history, there are a number of things we can do to reduce our risk for heart disease. Regular physical […]

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Balance, Balance, Balance

Would you like to improve your balance? You should because as we age, we start to lose our balance properties. Balance is a vital component of health and physical performance and is essential for activities of daily living like climbing stairs or carrying heavy loads. Balance also improves athletic performance, allowing athletes to move and […]

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Crunch Your Workout in Half

Lack of time is consistently one of the major barriers to committing to or maintaining a fitness program. For this reason, it’s important to have an efficient workout which incorporates super sets. Super sets are 2 exercises performed back to back without rest. Super sets will also get your heart rate up burning more calories. […]

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4 Stretches to Prevent Injury

Should you stretch before exercise, after exercise or not at all? Good question. Over the past 30 years, stretching has transitioned from a must-do before exercise, to a must-do after exercise to a shunned exercise. Today, however, some are promoting it as an effective injury-prevention practice. So, does stretching prevent injury? A short disclaimer before […]

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Why Do We Eat When We Aren’t Hungry?

This may sound funny, but do you often eat when you’re not hungry? Well, it is a funny thing we humans often do—eating when we are no longer hungry. I have grandchildren say they are “full” and want to stop eating at dinner, and then ask for ice cream or chocolate a few minutes later. […]

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Benefits of Jumping Rope

Are you looking for a way to add a little fun and creativity to your workouts? Then consider adding jump rope intervals. A good jump rope is one of the best investments you can make in your own fitness because it is an extremely effective form of cardiorespiratory exercise and doesn’t require much more than […]

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Forever Fat Loss for Women

Do your jeans feel tighter? Has your doctor’s scoldings become increasingly stern and your self-image has slowly retired to the basement? Your role as a mother, daughter, employee, boss and more has siphoned your time and energy away from your own health. As a result, your imbalances of stress/recovery, eating/exercise and yourself/others has manifested in […]

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Forever Fat Loss for Men

Have you ever said to yourself “Who is that guy in the mirror?”? If a blanket of body fat now hides your once lean, chiseled physique, you’re not alone. An analysis of large population medical-assessment data comparing body mass index and percentage of body fat suggests the average American male is now about 28% body […]

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Exercises to Counteract Too Much Sitting

What’s your day like? How long is your commute? How do you spend your workday? What do you do once you get home? Do you have a desk job? Add up those hours and see how you compare. The research is clear on the dangers of sitting for too long: • Enzymes that help you […]

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