Exercises to Reduce Chronic Pain

Exercise can help reduce chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. It may be steady or intermittent, coming and going without any apparent reason. Chronic pain can occur in nearly any… Read more »

Exercise Safely in the Summer Heat

Whether it’s summer or you live in a warm climate, there are different rules for exercising in the heat. Your body has different needs and dehydration is a real risk.  Typically when you exercise, your body is warmer than the environment, but when it’s not, your muscles regulate heat by releasing sweat, which allows the body… Read more »

The Best Fitness for Men

You don’t have to be a serious athlete, but getting daily exercise is important for so many reasons. It helps energize you, maintain your optimum weight and even boosts your mood, while warding off illness.  If you’re not the type to hit the gym, here are four of the best fitness exercises for men: Biking –… Read more »

Fitness Foods – Before and After

When gearing up for a workout, carbs are your friend.  However, they need to be a blend of complex and simple so that the energy release is slow and steady, rather than a burst of energy followed by that awful sluggish feeling.  Post workout, you need protein to help your muscles recover. Here are our… Read more »

Muscle Recovery with Whey Protein

It is generally agreed by experts that consuming protein following a workout is beneficial for muscle recovery, but the best type of protein remains debatable.  A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that whey protein (a group of protein found in milk and milk-based products) has an advantage over casein for muscle development…. Read more »

Make Exercise a Habit

Summer is here and longer daylight hours, better weather and perhaps some vacation time are leading you toward living a healthier lifestyle, including more exercise.  But how do you ensure that your fitness trend becomes a habit and not something that will fade with the next season?  Here are some tips to get you started… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Get in Shape

  When the US Department of Health and Human Service’s introduced guidelines for physical activity in 2008, they included specific recommendations for older people.  The guidelines encourage all Americans to engage in some sort of physical activity to stay in shape. For optimal health, they recommend a total of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity… Read more »

True or False – Exercise and Aging

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up on exercise.  But a lot of people do – just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise on a regular basis.  Many people assume that they’re too out of shape or sick or tired or just plain… Read more »

Spring Weight Loss Without the Gym

Spring is here and you might be hoping and trying to shed a few pounds before summer arrives.  But now that the weather is nice and the days are longer, you may be less likely to go to the gym.  All is not lost.  You can still achieve your spring weight loss goals without hitting… Read more »

Restore: Yoga Increases Energy

Are you feeling slow and sluggish? Now is the time to do something refreshing that will increase your energy levels and help restore your body.  Yoga is the answer and it’s not as hard as you might think. In addition to improving sleep quality, relieving stress and anxiety and improving overall physical health, yoga can… Read more »