When exercising we often have a tendency to focus on one or maybe two primary types of exercise and of course any exercise is good exercise. However, studies show that by combining all four types of exercise (endurance, strength, balance and flexibility) we achieve the most health benefits and improve overall health and physical ability. … Continue reading Four types of exercises and the benefits of doing all of them
We all know the importance of exercise; study after study tells us the numerous benefits to our body. Conversely, there are studies that show there are significant risks for not exercising; especially as we age. Without regular exercise we begin to lose strength, mobility and flexibility and this can lead to increased visits to the … Continue reading Lasting benefits of exercise
Its never too late to start exercising and improve your fitness; doing so has many health benefits. Even if you haven't worked out in years, you can still begin a fitness program that works for you and will improve you overall health. Did you know we all have a "fitness age"? As well know exercising … Continue reading What’s your fitness age this simple test will tell you
We all know the importance of cardiovascular exercise for overall fitness and heart health; it's also a great way to burn calories and strengthen the lungs and muscles. Using a stationary, often referred to as a "spin bike", provides and excellent aerobic workout while putting less stress on your joints. Let's explore some of the … Continue reading Benefits of indoor bike workouts
Are you looking for an exercise program but aren't sure what the best exercises are for your individual needs and perhaps the gym isn't right for you? There are several options that are great for overall health including weight management, improved balance, range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, and even help slow … Continue reading The best exercises for any age or fitness level
How does exercise protect blood vessels? Getting regular exercise (30 minutes per day, if your doctor approves) improves endothelial function; which is the thin layer of cells lining the inside of our blood vessels. When we exercise these cells produce nitric oxide which is necessary for keeping our blood vessels healthy. When we have insufficient … Continue reading How does exercise protect your blood vessels?
This video is from Dr. Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project. He discusses the importance of walking and the many overall health benefits of walking each day. He also discusses the best time of day to walk; in the morning and again after eating a meal (typically dinner). This … Continue reading Walking is the best medicine, a doctor explains the importance of walking
The following is a suggested list of exercises you can do at home; they require no equipment and you can do them in 10-minute sessions. You can complete this circuit three times for a 30-minute workout, or break it into three 10-minute sessions throughout each day. As always, be sure to check with your doctor … Continue reading Staying in shape when you’re busy, ten at home exercises you can do in ten minutes
We all know the benefits of getting in 30 minutes of exercise five days per week, but did you know walking is a great way to get in those 30 minutes and you might be surprised at all the other benefits of brisk walking. There are countless studies that show regular exercise is very good … Continue reading Walking is great for weight loss and so much more!
Did you know that making changes to your daily environment helps develop good habits that will improve your lifestyle and lead to a leaner and healthier body; no calorie counting required? As part of any healthy lifestyle it is important to know the two key factors for success, which are, eating well (nutrition) and exercise. … Continue reading Change your environment for a leaner body
Post-exercise recovery for any sport is important and plays a critical factor in not just recovery but in how well an athlete performs. For aquatic athletes specifically, what is the quality, quantity and timing for intake of fluids and food after workouts or during a competitive event; to take advantage of re-hydration and repair? There … Continue reading Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports
We all know the importance of being physically active throughout our whole lives; as we age that is even more important for so many reasons. At the top of that list is keeping our bodies muscles, heart, lungs and mind healthy. So what types of activities are best suited for senior health? Two recent studies … Continue reading Endurance and resistance training helps aging hearts stay healthy
As part of living a healthy lifestyle it is important to follow a well-balanced nutrition plan as well as a challenging exercise program designed to get our heart rate up in combination with building endurance and strength (remember more muscle means higher resting metabolic rate; in short you burn more calories each day even at … Continue reading Workout challenge of the week: 03 – 09 Feb 2020
It seems everywhere we look cardio is the primary answer to fat loss; and, of course, cardio does play a role in overall health while promoting fat loss but we need to consider which type of cardio is right and if it is the best approach for everyone? What is cardio exercise? There are two … Continue reading Is cardio the right approach to fat loss and what effect does it have on our strength? What does the science say?
It's no secret that starting a fitness/exercise program (and sticking with it for the long-term) is very important for overall health. Physical activity reduces risks of many chronic diseases, improves mental well being, we sleep better, increases our self esteem and of course helps us lose or maintain weight. So, how do we start a … Continue reading Five steps to starting your 2020 fitness program