Blogs about Exercise Physiology

Elliptical vs Treadmill: Which is Best for You?

Take it slow don't cheat...use proper form when exercising

   We’ve all seen people in the gym swinging weights around and not following proper form. Let me explain why they won't be making any gains and could possibly hurt themselves.

Genes May Dictate Your Love-or Hate-of Exercise

Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you'd rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests. Most people receive a mental reward from working out in the form of increased levels of dopamine—a brain chemical associated with feelings of motivation, pleasure and well-being. 

Having Your Pumpkin Pie And Eating It Too, while knowing the difference between skill building and will power

This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.

Health and fitness For A Better Body And A Better Life

It is common understanding that in the United States we have a significant problem with obesity and health and wellness as a generally. This is because of a lack of knowledge of the best ways to appropriately care for your health and fitness.

MOVE BETTER--Correcting Low Back Arch

  So the other day I went through some exercises that are designed to correct muscle imbalances specifically found in the chest and back area that can affect movement at the shoulder. Today it’s all about the lower back and how to correct low back arch.

LSVT BIG for Parkinson Disease

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More Realistic Expectations Of Weight Loss

I never like watching the "Biggest Loser", you know the weight loss reality show that shows morbidly obese contestants who lose hundreds of pounds in a relatively short amount of time.  To me, it always portrays losing weight a daunting task as contestants run on treadmills with tears streaming down their faces and trainers screaming whatever at them to do the impossible.  Nevertheless, by the show's finale, the winners hold their huge "before" jeans next to their new slimmer bodies.  Although it's pretty incredible to witness, as a train

Best Knee Physiotherapy Exercises After Meniscus Tear Surgery

 

Can Exercise Cure Depression and Anxiety?

At the age of 16, Heather Troupe received a diagnosis of chronic severe depression and a prescription for an antidepressant. Eight years and 20 pounds later, she was sleeping poorly, felt a lot of anxiety and had lost her therapist because of insurance complications. Looking to “fix herself,” as Troupe, of Knoxville, Tenn., put it, she began using an elliptical machine every day at the gym, hoping to sweat away what was ailing her.