Two terms used in wellness discussions are physical activity and physical exercise. They often are used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Both terms refer to voluntary movements that burn calories. Physical activities are activities that get your body moving such as gardening, walking the dog, raking leaves, and taking the stairs. Exercise is a form of physical activity that is specific…Read More
Fitness isn’t a destination — it’s a journey. Along the way, you need to have reliable information about exercise, nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle. On this page, you’ll find a number of different articles designed to help you live a healthier, happier life. Whether you need general lifestyle tips or specific information about running, weightlifting, or staying motivated when you’re about to slip into a rut, just look through our archive and you’ll find everything you need. Of course, you can always reach out to a member of Spunk Fitness if you would like more information about anything we discuss in these posts!
Strength training, also called weight training, is performing any type of resistance exercise that will build the strength and/or size of the skeletal muscles. There are a variety of ways in which you can strength training. Of course, the most common is by using weight machines at the gym. The benefit of weight machines is that they isolate each muscle group and also provide a level of comfo…Read More
Balance is one of the least discussed components of a complete fitness program. Your balance system includes any sense within the body that sends messages to the brain about how you are moving; in turn the brain activates the appropriate muscles that allow you to move without falling. Technically the word that relates to body balance is proprioception; this means the body’s ability to interp…Read More
Stretching can help your body stay flexible and limber, which gives you more freedom of movement for your regular physical activity, as well as your everyday activities. Being able to easily and comfortably look over your shoulder as you back-up a car, putting on your socks, or cutting your toe nails, all require some level of flexibility. Maintaining flexibility is an important aspect to good…Read More