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
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
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