At some point in their lives, back pain will affect eight out of 10 people. The amount of health care costs for those who experience back pain is well over $96 million dollars per year. There are many myths associated with how to cope with this very prevalent situation. Here are just some of the myths that you may hear about back pain:
In the Fitness industry there always seems to be a new trend or “buzz” word.
You may have heard of functional fitness or functional training. While the term has gained popularity over the last few years, the concept has been around for decades. The goal of a functional fitness program is to strengthen parts of your body that will help you perform activities throughout...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the prevalence of arthritis in US adults will dramatically rise in the coming years.
There are over 100 types of arthritis, the most common one being osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). It occurs when the cartilage covering the end of the bones gradually wears away. Without...
Cholesterol is naturally produced by your body and is essential to its function throughout everyday life. There are two types of cholesterol, HDL, known as the good cholesterol: and LDL, known as the bad or “lousy” cholesterol. Excessively high levels of cholesterol, in particular, LDL, may lead to serious health problems such as clogged arteries, heart disease,...
Aside from the beautiful view of the ocean and the great people watching . . . there are 9 known health benefits of walking on the beach.
1. Walking in sand requires a greater effort than walking on a hard surface. Your muscles and tendons will work harder as your foot moves around.
2. Walking at a slower pace while your feet sink in sand requires more effort...
Father’s Day is fast approaching. How do you spend Father’s Day with your Dad? Is it a family barbecue, brunch or something fun out and about? If your Dad enjoys an active lifestyle, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to plan a fun day doing what he loves. You can plan an activity for the entire family, or you can get a little one-on-one time with...
Great article from the May 25, 2015 edition of the Washington Post. You can take control of your life with EXERCISE!
Exercise: A lifelong change for osteopenia or osteoporosis.
We all have a little hesitation when getting involved with something new – finding and starting a fitness program with a personal trainer is no different. It’s a natural response to want to research options and learn more about what’s available – after all, a personal training regime is an investment. However, what we hear isn’t always...
You’ve been saying you want to get in shape and be healthier all year, and now summer is just around the corner. If you are freaking out because your workout procrastination levels have reached a new height — don’t worry — here are some tips on how to jumpstart your summer routine now.
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