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Low-Impact Exercise: 5 Reasons Why You Should be Doing it No Matter Your Fitness Level

These days, we all seem to know how significant regular physical activity is for our health. Sometimes, however, “harder” isn’t necessarily always “better” when it comes to exercise.

Let’s think about it: if you continuously exercise at a high intensity while performing high-impact activities like running, jumping, plyometrics, skipping rope, or heavy weightlifting, then your body may not have sufficient time to recover, and you could be putting yourself at an increased risk of injury.

This is where low-impact exercise saves the day.

4 Tips to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Keeping your joints healthy is important for maintaining mobility and avoiding pain. There are a number of things you can do to keep your joints healthy, including exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a balanced diet. Let’s take a closer look at each of these tips. Exercise Regularly The first thing you can […]

3 Powerful Steps to Improve Your Range of Motion

It happens so slowly you don’t always notice it: as you age, your range of motion has a natural tendency to decrease. You may see that you have a harder time reaching behind you, for instance, to get your glasses off the counter. Or, when you drop something, simply bending over to pick it up isn’t as easy as it used to be.

As you get up there in years, you find that you can’t get down there quite as easily as you could when you were younger!
While that’s the bad news, the good news is this: it’s not inevitable. A combination of targeted physical activities and dietary changes can stave off stiffness and improve your active range of motion.

7 Signs You Need a Personal Trainer

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.

What You Need to Know About Sleep and Exercise

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. 

Low Back Stiffness: An Unsuspecting Culprit

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!

3 bone-strengthening exercises to protect your bones

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 […]

Refuel with These 8 Post-Workout Snacks

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.

3 Huge Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

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.

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