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We are often told that “exercise is good for you” and to “make sure you are getting enough exercise.” But what exactly does this mean?
Most people discover that they become increasingly unsteady and less confident with their balance as they get older. Everyday movements that once felt like a breeze can
Have you been sitting at home much? There’s no time like the present to sign up for an online exercise course or two. You are always welcome to try out one class—if you decide you do not want to continue with it, the fee is waived.
For those of us parents who are losing our minds at home with toilet paper roll sculpture, eye rolling marathons and wearing elastic waist pants for 3 days in a row…things are looking up!
We all know that exercise is good for us, and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution to do more of it. Unfortunately, this is one of the most challenging resolutions for most of us to keep.
Physical therapists are often identified by their ability to help people rehabilitate injuries, but did you know they can help you prevent an injury before it happens? Although rehabilitating injuries is a significant component of physical therapy, these health care providers are able to provide services far beyond the injured population.
It’s officially resolution season, and once again weight loss can be assumed to be one of the most common goals of the new year. If trying to work toward your ideal body weight is in your sights for 2019, then consider an alternative to some of the methods you may have tried in the past.
When you stop and consider your core, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like most people you probably thought of your belly and abdominal muscles. Popular culture tends to emphasize the chiseled “six pack” as its crowning definition, but this is just one piece of a greater whole.
Good things happen to you after your exercise. You already know that, but did you know that your metabolism gets a boost thanks to EPOC? That stands for “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.” A mouthful, right?
Do you take the time to make meals and ensure that you are making healthy food choices the majority of the time? Do you accept your love of food and enjoy eating? Do you eat in a mindful manner and pay attention to when you are satiated? If you answered yes, then you are a skillful eater.
Julia Child wrote her last cookbook at 87 years old. Frank Wright worked until he was 91. Robert Marchand set a new world record for his age group in bicycling nearly 17 miles in one hour when he was 102 years old. I am unsure if the above leaves me encouraged or discouraged.
The benefits of exercise are vast and undeniable. Among them, an individual often experiences a rush of endorphins, stress relief, empowerment, a meditative state, advancement toward a goal and a general sense of healthy well-being.
Your Netflix account gets more viewing than the beautiful outdoors? Even though you have read all the research and know that aerobic exercise can lower your cholesterol, decrease your blood pressure, improve your appearance and stave off depression, you look for every excuse in the book for why you can’t exercise?
If there is anything I have learned in my life, it’s that diets do not work. As a teenager I watched my mother try diet after diet. Whether it was the Carnation or the grapefruit diet, she always had the best of intentions, but whatever weight she lost always came back. If my mom had practiced moderation in her eating habits would she have been more successful at managing her weight? Good question—and I’ll try to give you some guidelines that have helped me to maintain a healthy weight throughout my adult life.
According to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), approximately one million Americans are presently living with Parkinson’s disease and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Although there is currently no cure, a growing body of research suggests that exercise may play an important role in managing and reducing the common symptoms of this disease.
Cabin fever have you in its grip? Welcome to the five-minute workout. Do it for 10 minutes and you can count it toward the 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine.