Exercise while relaxing on vacation – Chair Yoga

The movement of the body is important for maintenance of one’s health and well being. When you are on vacation, the tendency to gloss over adequate movement and exercise often occurs. There are many ways to exercise one’s body when one is on vacation. One way that you can move the body is to make … Continue reading Exercise while relaxing on vacation – Chair Yoga

How Not to Gain Weight during the Holidays

% of Effort 1 item 2 items 3 items 4 items 5 items 1 – 2 days 4% 8% 12% 16% 20% 2 – 3 days 8% 16% 24% 32% 40% 3 – 4 days 12% 24% 36% 48% 60% 4 – 5 days 16% 32% 48% 64% 80% 5 – 6 days 20% 40% … Continue reading How Not to Gain Weight during the Holidays

Nice, Butt!

Do you want tighter, firmer, well-defined buttocks? I do! In fact I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. While it is true that you cannot spot reduce, you also cannot just work the gluteal muscles. A well-rounded exercise program should include aerobics, flexibility, balance, and resistance training. I have put together an exercise segment for targeting … Continue reading Nice, Butt!

Core Exercises

Despite what you may have heard, core exercises involve more than simply “activating your abdominals” and crunching. The core reaches far behind the abdominals. Pilates is a great way to strengthen the core musculature, but Pilates instruction often overlooks the activation of the pelvic floor musculature, which is crucial to developing a strong core. In … Continue reading Core Exercises

Golf, what’s in your tool box?

Assess the situation on the golf course. Have you properly gauged the distance? Have you made the necessary biomechanical adjustments? Will you be able to apply the appropriate amount of force? Where will the ball end up? These are interesting questions and perhaps, at one time or another, they have crossed your mind. In the … Continue reading Golf, what’s in your tool box?

Move it or Lose it

Moderate-intensity aerobic activities, like brisk walking, are generally safe for most people, yet so many of us are inactive. Why is this so? With the advances of modern technology (cars, washing machines, dishwashers, remote control televisions, computers, and etc.), we have less time each day to break a sweat. We have sadly become more and … Continue reading Move it or Lose it

Weightlifting is not just for men

I was recently standing in line at the airport when I overheard two women talking about how heavy their carry on luggage was. One of the ladies mentioned that her bag weighed almost 60 pounds, "too heavy for a woman" she said. Her comment irked me and got me thinking about the myths I've heard … Continue reading Weightlifting is not just for men

Tell me More About the Core

The core is the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, thoracic and cervical spine. It is where the body's center of gravity is located and where all movement begins. The major muscles of the core are the diaphragm, pelvic floor muscles, multifidus, rectus abdominis, transversus abdominis, internal and external obliques, erector spinae, latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus, and the trapezius. … Continue reading Tell me More About the Core

Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor is a musculotendonous hammock at the base of the pelvis. This hammock is created by musculotendenous attachments to the front, back and sides of the base of the pelvis. These attachments support the organs in the pelvic cavity. Weak pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) can occur from a variety of reasons, including, pregnancy, … Continue reading Pelvic Floor Muscles