Exercise is a foundational component of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, it is even prescribed by doctors to help maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and to keep blood pressure in check. Physical activity–from walking to group classes to playing recreational sports–is a great way to decrease your risk for many health-related issues.
Your parents probably warned you about the dangers of not getting proper rest. Decades of research by scientists who study sleep have been showing that they were right.
While retaining information and staying awake in class or while at work is important, the research makes it clear that proper sleep has extensive benefits to physical health, too. During the recovery period from exercise, these benefits can be profound.
The low back is one of the most common sites for discomfort. Studies show that approximately 80 percent of Americans will experience a back problem at some point in their lifetime. In fact, low back issues are the fifth most common healthcare complaint.
Because most movements recruit the low back, discomfort can affect everyday activities including walking, sleeping, and even driving.
While multiple factors can contribute to low back issues, one sneaky culprit may be your hamstrings!
Exercise is a pillar to great bone health…but not all exercises are created equally. Check out these 3 bone-strengthening exercises to protect your bones! Bone health is a prevalent concern for many. When bone density reaches low levels, the risk for fracture increases and, for the aging population, that often translates into high risk for […]
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of working up a good sweat.
A quick pre-workout snack gives your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best. However, what you eat after exercising plays a more significant role over the long-term.
When you hear the word “aerobics,” you might think of Richard Simmons and the classic aerobics videos that were popular in the 80’s.
While the attire and exercise moves might seem a little silly now, aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial to our bodies.
Spring is almost here! The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, birds are chirping, leaves are coming out (hopefully), and life is starting to come back. It’s the perfect timing to get in shape. Actually, it doesn’t matter what season it is — you should be exercising whenever you can because it […]
Do you feel stiff and achy? Do you find it hard to move around like you used to? If so, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of stiffness as they age. However, there are things you can do to improve your flexibility and reduce your pain. One of those things is stretching. Stretching […]
February is the month of love, and what could be more loving than getting fit together as a couple? Working out with your partner can provide extra motivation to stick to your routine, keep you on track, and help you both achieve your fitness goals. Here are some tips for creating a fitness routine with […]