Tag Archives: Exercise

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Static vs Dynamic Stretching

 

You agreed to play tennis this Saturday morning with your two closest friends. You’re a little nervous because it’s been a while since you lasted played and they’re regulars at the courts, so you decide to arrive a little early to warm up.

Besides shaking the dust and rust off your racket, taking the time to warm up is a fantastic idea for multiple reasons!

Why warm up before exercise?

While our muscles have the great ability to respond to changes in length and tension, they can get cold—both figuratively and literally speaking—if we’ve been sedentary, slow moving, or in a chilly environment whether for hours, days, weeks, or months.

Strains, sprains, and painfully sore muscles can be unfortunate causes of unprepared physical activity, especially for those with bone and joint conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

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