If you are working to improve your balance and coordination, Congratulations! Research tells us that falls are the leading cause of injuries in adults over the age of 65. I can agree with this 100% based on many years experience in working with this population. Furthermore, the fear of falling can actually cause people to fall. I have witnessed this as well. Yet, there are so many ways to improve balance in and out of the gym. Using balls, balance boards, rocking boards, a bosu are all great, but you do not need any equipment at all!
June 2011 a man rolled up to me in a wheelchair and introduced himself to me. "Hi, I am Master Sergeant Christopher Aguilera and I was shot down in Afghanistan in June 2010 and my phyiscal therapists stated this is it for me, and I find it unacceptable." I looked at Chris and said no problem, I can help you and you will reach your goals.
Avoid TRANS FATS at all cost. Eating just a tiny amount of this ingredient can increase your risk of heart disease and promote accumulation of visceral(located inside the abdominal cavity, packed between the organs ) fat – a dangerous kind of belly fat that’s almost impossible to get rid of.
I always have bags of frozen fruit in my freezer for easy access to make a quick smoothie. You don't always have to have fresh fruit lying around. Frozen is just as good and still loaded with nutrients! Ingredients:handful of frozen strawberrieshandful of frozen peaches1/2 cup milk, almond milk, or soy milk1/4 cup orange juice1/2 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you want your smoothie) Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
I had to laugh recently after reading a long paper on the many benefits of exercise. After pages and pages the conclusion was: “Exercise is beneficial only if a person engages in it.” What? We actually have to do the exercise? We can’t just read about it?How hilariously obvious! But is it?
Posted by Jane Birr @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 09:16am
How To Fix Health Problems With Food Can't sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. "Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on the planet,". "It regulates every biological function of your body." In fact, recent research suggests not only what to eat but when to eat it for maximum benefit. Check out the latest smart food fixes.
Men's Health came up with a list( yeah that is their thing because men have a short attention span) with foods that make you happy, healthy and help you live longer. Thought I would share. Introduce these to your pantry ASAP.
I am sharing an article written by Martin Rooney, a licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer, on the value of getting effective sleep. The article is available at: http://www.pedrobernardy.com/value-of-sleep/