Regular exercise is important for everybody, regardless of age. Health benefits of regular exercise include increased muscle mass (helps to maintain a healthy metabolism because you burn calories more efficiently), stronger bones (decreases the chances of receiving osteoarthritis). Other benefits include reduced stress, and improved sleep and mood.
Posted by Denise Lee @ Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 09:40am
Post courtesy of Move More Fitness, LLCAre you making the same resolution year after year? How do you break that cycle and make it actually happen this time? Here are a few tips to help turn that corner in your mindset toward health and fitness and actually meet your goals rather than feeling discouraged and giving up.
Postprandial lipemia“huh? Hang with me while I try and explain it. It’s the triglycerides (blood fat) response to a meal. So, depending on how much fat or sugar is consumed in a meal, a person’s triglycerides will rise for 2-6 hours after a meal. These can rise anywhere from 120 to 300+ mg/dl and even higher for those who have diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, or type 2 diabetes.
One of the most common reasons that people quit exercising is boredom with the routine. Mixing up your exercise program from one day to the next is a great way to keep your mind and your body engaged and working. You’ll see better results and feel invigorated every time you work out. Try some of these great exercises to get the most out of your workout without burning out:
Most of the times after you’ve been discharged from the hospital or physical therapy, your body is still in need of specialized attention. You’re not quite sure what to do because you’ve gone through all the known protocols of recovery, but you’re still in pain and your body is not back to its normal self at this point. The next best step is Medical Exercise Training (MET). The experience is intimate and the benefits are endless.
Posted by Denise Lee @ Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 05:48am
One of the most common excuses people make for not exercising is a lack of time. We’re busier today than ever before thanks to our occupational, our familial and our social obligations. Unfortunately, we’re also more inactive than ever before.
The holiday season is upon us. You’re feeling thankful that you’ve survived this year’s Thanksgiving, and all those commercials with smiling friends and families are saying, “ ’tis the season to be a smiling bundle of joy.” ’Tis also the season when numerous holiday parties, time with friends and family, sales and shopping, driving and decorating, laughter and games all take their toll on your energy reserves and soon to be, oh-so-fragile psyche.
Posted by Cortney Taul @ Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 10:39am