Tag Archives: Exercise

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 Joint Tips for the Lifelong Athlete

Joint discomfort impacts millions of people in the United States and abroad.  Chronic joint stiffness and achiness can become debilitating, particularly when it results in fatigue, weakness, and lack of range of motion.

For the lifelong athlete, lack of movement translates to a lack of play, fun, and wellbeing.

Aging is an inevitable process, but there are strategies and daily habits that can help you manage and support your joints and the quality of life you want.

Everyone is different, so try to see which tips and combinations offer you the best results. 

Structuring Your Workouts: Exercise Order & Type

The common wisdom is that you need at least thirty minutes of physical activity a day at least five days a week. But, there are many different types of exercises that can be incorporated into a workout. Understanding which to choose and what sequence is most beneficial can help you get the most out of […]

Hype or Healthy: Creatine Supplementation

If you’ve looked at supplements to enhance athletic performance or to support brain health, creatine has almost certainly come up on the list. This highly popular supplement is considered very safe and effective and is used by people worldwide. It is important to understand the benefits of the supplements you are considering, as well as […]

What is Zone 2 Training?

The older we get, the more important our cardiovascular health. When it comes to aerobic training, how you exercise is just as important as how often you exercise. The heart rate zone model is a popular approach to monitoring your endurance training. There are five heart rate zones ranging from 1 being low intensity to […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Paired, Super, and Compound Sets

The way that you structure your workout can have as dramatic an effect on your results as the exercises you pick. By structuring your workouts so that two exercises are paired together in an alternating format, you can often benefit more than you would by doing each exercise alone with a longer rest period in-between […]

Astaxanthin & Exercise Performance

Whether you are a weekend warrior or someone who regularly competes in athletic competitions, you want to be at your best when running, cycling, lifting weights, or being involved in other forms of exercise.  While eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest can help you achieve your fitness goals, many supplements on the […]

Circuit Training vs. High-Intensity Interval Training

Circuit training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are two popular exercise routines that are gaining in popularity. You may be interested in trying these types of workouts and wondering what the benefits of each are. Let’s look at both regimes and see how they are similar, how they are different, and which model is right […]

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 […]

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