Tag Archives: Exercise

Hype or Healthy: The “Fat-Burning Zone”

You may have heard about the “fat-burning zone,” which is the optimal heart rate to achieve while exercising to lose weight. Sustaining this peak heart rate during aerobic exercise can help you to lose weight faster and more efficiently than other forms of exercise. For this reason, some newer treadmills and ellipticals may indicate a […]

The 4-Minute WFH Workout Routine

Back in May, we posted an article called, “The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine.”  Since it was one of our most-read Flex Friday emails, we thought we’d follow-up with an actual workout routine you can pair it with!* If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your body is stiffer than usual and […]

The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine

If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your joints and muscles are a bit stiffer than usual, this 5-minute stretch routine can help you warm them up and get them moving.* This routine is also for you if you’ve been on a Netflix show marathon! 😉   Here’s what you’ll need: […]

Whole-Body Vibration & Bone Density: Part I

Exercise and nutrition are important aspects of health to focus on when trying to improve bone density. They provide the stimulation and building blocks needed to support healthy bones. Today, let’s take a look at a particular and, dare we say odd, type of exercise training: whole-body vibration. Think we’re crazy? Bear with us.   What is whole-body […]

3 Simple 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 dependent living and decreased lifespan.  Whether you’re young or old, working on your bone strength is a good idea! So, how can one preserve their […]

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

In team sports, there are often unsung heroes who greatly influence the outcome of the game: offensive linemen in football, midfielders in soccer, catchers in baseball, and many other examples. If you’re a casual fan, you may hardly notice their presence unless something goes wrong with their performance.

The plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot is an unsung hero.

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. 

Joint Knowledge: The ACL

ACL injuries are among the most common types of knee injuries, usually occurring during activities that require sharp turns, high-impact jumping and landing, physical force to the knee, and sudden stops and starts. These include sports such as basketball, soccer, football, tennis, skiing, and mixed martial arts.

In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at this little ligament.

Is It Possible to Exercise Too Much?

We’ve all had a cold or the flu at some point. Among the numerous benefits, you’ve likely heard that exercise can help the immune system fight off illness–there’s some truth to it. However, the benefits depend on the level of activity. Research shows that regular exercise at a moderate level supports immune function better than being sedentary…but overtraining can actually impair our ability to fight off infection.

Read on to learn how too much exercise can backfire.

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