While research clearly indicates that joint range of motion is improved acutely and chronically following flexibility exercises, flexibility training continues to be one of the most overlooked aspects of most people’s fitness programs. With a growing focus on functional training to adequately prepare the body to perform optimally, not only when completing exercises in the gym but also when engaging in activities in everyday life, it’s imperative that proper levels of joint mobility be established to ensure quality movement.
Volunteering is an important part of my life. I started volunteering at a young age. My first gig was with the San Antonio Whitte Museum as junior chaperone for the Night with Egyptian Mummies sleepover. Since then I’ve broaden my scope of volunteer activities to include animal shelters, camp for mentally challenged children and hospitals.
Youth hockey is in full swing so parents, now is the time to stock up on gloves and toques for those cold arenas before the real cold weather arrives. While the parents are doing what they need to do to prepare for the long season, don’t forget about your little Wayne Gretzky. Are your kids doing everything they need to do for a successful, injury free season?
Could you use some relaxation in your life? How about increasing your creativity? What about decreasing your stress and increasing your focus? Then you'll really want to explore and experience meditation for yourself.
Happy Sunday morning! Gonna be a great Sunday and it's already started with some football. The Lions and Falcons are playing RIGHT NOW because they are over in England. It is literally a full day of football.
Many men seem to assume that only women and older folks benefit from Pilates. Men hesitate to join in and instead stand on the sidelines with that curious look on their faces, perhaps asking themselves:
Posted by Heike Yates @ Thursday, October 09, 2014 @ 06:52am
Warm-ups and cool downs…the forgotten siblings of your workout. I’ve seen it before, a person flexes their neck side to side, maybe a toe touch or two and a couple hops up and down for a total of 20 seconds and they think they are ready for their workout. If you want to do it right and remain injury free you really should devote more time to the warm-up and cool down phase of your training.