1. Exercise & Joint Health

    Talk to anyone over the age of 40 and most likely they have some kind of ache or pain, often times involving their joints.  Sometimes the joint discomfort is the result of wear-and-tear but other times it can be caused by an infection, an autoimmune disorder or a condition like gout. Any disease that involves the joints falls under the category of a rheumatic disease, of which there are 100 class…Read More

  2. Improve your Moods with Exercise

    We live in a fast paced society.  Two of the common emotional issues that face millions of people are stress and some sort of depression or mood disorder. Stress; the word alone often causes people to tense up.   Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Some people may cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events quicker than others. It’s important to know your limits …Read More

  3. Best (Fast & Furious) Indoor Summer Workouts

    Summer is a difficult time for many people to keep on track with their fitness goals. The kids are out of school, vacations interrupt scheduled workouts, and barbecues sabotage healthy eating routines. Although it’s the ideal time to trade some indoor training for outdoor activities, there are days it will be too hot to even be outside, let alone get in a good workout. This is where the gym is y…Read More

  4. Sleep Challenges & Solutions

    We all know how great it feels to get a good night’s sleep.  You awake feeling refreshed and energized.  Unfortunately, most of us also know what it is like to have a poor night’s sleep.  Whether it is kids, stress, inability to turn your brain off, hot flashes or pain keeping you awake, not sleeping is no fun.  In this article let’s explore the most common sleep issues and discuss ways …Read More

  5. Understanding Injuries & Prevention

    In recent years, increasing numbers of people of all ages have been following the advice of their health care advisors and becoming more active and fit.  But, for some, particularly those who overdo it, don’t properly exercise, or do not warm up prior to exercising; benefits can come at the price of injuries.  Of course, injuries can happen due to accidents as well.  Either way, getting throu…Read More

  6. Starting a Balanced Exercise Program

    You are ready to start an exercise program; great! Now the next logical question is, “What do I do?” Before you make any final decisions about exactly what to do, it is good to start with a general understanding of what is included in a comprehensive exercise program. Once you understand the components, then you will be in the best possible position to make choices that suit your needs and goa…Read More

  7. Steps to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

    We all start an exercise program with the best intentions.  Sadly, too many people “fall off” their program before they ever achieve success.  One of the simplest ways to greatly increase the chances of attaining your goal is to set goals.  As adults we often discard the need for setting goals, assuming that self-reasoning will help us stay on track.  If that were the case, then America wo…Read More

  8. Exercise & Diabetes

    Glucose is sugar that is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.  Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose for our bodies to use for energy.  The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies so it can be used for energy.  Diabetes is a disease in which blood g…Read More

  9. Benefits of Stretching

    As a result of research over the past several decades, there is controversy about the benefits of static stretching prior to exercise.  Some research has determined that static stretching can hinder explosive movements, and if not done properly can promote instability in a joint.  Most experts now agree that one should warm up by doing light cardiovascular exercises, such as slow jogging, for 5 …Read More

  10. Endurance

    Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate.  These activities help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you do the tasks you need to do every day.  Endurance exercises improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system.  They also delay or prevent many diseases that are common in older adults such as diabetes, colon and breast cancers, hear…Read More