Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]

Concussion Syndrome (CTE): Should My Child Play Sports?

This is a question that a lot of parents are asking themselves. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has been found during autopsies of people who have suffered from symptoms such as memory loss, depression, anger, and early death. A concussion develops when the brain impacts the skull and thus damages and kills off neurons. This can happen[…]

Do You Need a Rest Day?

Written by Emily Schromm   Want to hit your goals? The key to results is in proper recovery. When you’re motivated to hit a goal, it can be easy to go to extremes. Let’s be honest: you’re either all in, or all out. That’s how many of us operate, especially when we’re in the zone, on[…]

6 Exercises That Burn Calories In Overdrive (And Are Not Burpees)

If your health, fitness, or body composition goals involve fat-burning or losing weight, after working on your nutrition, you’re going to want to focus on fitness routines tailored to those goals. In most cases this means regular workouts that involve exercises that burn calories and build muscle. Most people immediately associate cardio with calorie-burning, and[…]

You Asked: Should I Use a Foam Roller?

Markham Heid Feb 01, 2017 After spending decades on the fitness fringes, foam rolling has arrived at center stage. Whole classes are now devoted to the practice of slowly rolling different parts of the body over a tube; it’s thought to improve athletic performance and flexibility, reduce workout-related soreness, slash recovery time and knock out[…]

How to Get Out of a Workout Rut

December 30, 2016 by LETA SHY Don’t panic at the thought of getting back into a workout routine if you’ve been slacking off for a while. Start anew with these trainer tips for getting back into a healthy routine. It’s common sense: The thing about living healthfully is that a lot of it is just common sense, says celebrity[…]

Can You Lose Weight By Walking?

“Can you lose weight by walking?”. Well let me tell you, the answer is an emphatic YES. Humans were made to move, although it’s easy to forget that as we’ve progressed from hunter-gatherers to working desk jobs and commuting by car from door to door.  Read the full article at this link: Can You Lose[…]

Which Fitness Tracker Is Best?

We set out to find the fitness trackers that were the simplest to use, the most comfortable to wear, and that offered the most useful data. (Even the most expensive device won’t do you much good if you don’t actually use it.) After putting nine of the top models through three trials of four different[…]

Lifestyle Can Thwart Cancer

MICHAEL DREGNI · DECEMBER 2016 Thirty-year mega study finds up to 48 percent of carcinoma could be prevented with healthy lifestyles. Healthy behaviors could prevent a large proportion of cancer cases and deaths in the United States, according to a recent Harvard study published online by JAMA Oncology. Researchers examined the lifestyles and medical records of more than 135,000 white[…]

Knowing Your Fitness Number Predicts Your Risk For Future Health

Adapted Media Release Published: Friday 18 November 2016 It is well known that individuals who are unfit are at substantially greater risk for lifestyle-related diseases and premature death. Despite its high value in assessment of risk, fitness is not routinely measured in clinical practice. The likely reason for this is the costly and time consuming testing[…]