A large segment of today’s society does not obtain sufficient amounts of physical activity. Many tasks that the body performs today are accomplished while seated or with minimal to no movement. Physical activity is beneficial for good health in several ways. It maintains muscular tone and stimulates metabolism. It is also important for brain health … Continue reading Physical Activity and Brain Health
Having healthy bones is tantamount to having a healthy skeleton.
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
% 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
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!
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
At first glance, golf seems like a lazy person's sport. Caddies can carry your golf bags for you and carts are available to transport you easily from hole to hole. Despite all of the conveniences, weight loss is possible for golfers. By changing your game a bit, golfing can help you shed excess pounds. Before … Continue reading Walk Your Walk to Weight Loss
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?
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
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