Tagged as Exercise

Ever had someone try to convince you that a certain activity is the “ideal” form of exercise….and then when you tried it, you said “ick” to that ideal? That’s what happened to me in high school dance class. My high school gym teacher loved to dance, pirouetting in her enthusiasm to teach us the different styles throughout the year. My girlfriends were thrilled. Having already been bounced from Ballet...
November 10, 2020
Like other systems in your body, the better you maintain your brain, the more efficiently it’s going to run. Your - cognitive reserve - , or your brain’s ability to problem-solve and adapt around complex issues, can decline over time. Brain games and crossword puzzles might help, but you’ll need more than mental exercises to keep your reserves at their best. Good diet and proper exercise are vital...
November 3, 2020
Exercise is crucial to a healthy lifestyle for adults of all ages. After the age of 40, though, it's time to develop, if we haven't already, a proactive strategy for healthy aging. This should include both cardiovascular activity and strength training. But what does that look like, really? Before hitting the gym or heading outside, it's helpful to have a game plan for accomplishing health goals — and...
October 23, 2020
How much do you know about fitness? It's one of those things that's always around and we think we know a lot about, but when you look a little deeper you realize that much of hat we think we know may be myth or assumption. We’ve put together some interesting exercise facts that may surprise you. Stretching Before a Workout May Be Useless - Most people believe it's essential to stretch and warm-up before...
September 16, 2020
Menopause can bring on some pretty uncomfortable symptoms, most of which hit at the worst time possible. From dryness and itching to burning up from the inside out, you can reduce the symptoms of menopause so that this stage in life isn’t as unpleasant as it could be. Dandelion Tea - Believe it or not, dandelions have a wealth of health benefits. They can be cooked, put in salads, made into wine, and...
August 18, 2020
Dogs not only give us companionship and love, the human-animal bond provides healthier lives and combats anxiety. Steven Feldman, the Executive Director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), has researched the many benefits of owning a pet and has shown that -there are positive effects for those with depression and anxiety.- The evidence shows how the emotional and social well-being...
July 29, 2020
Gardening has taken off since the pandemic hit. And the benefits are many and varied. From increasing curb appeal to bringing in healthy produce, this hobby benefits those who practice it in a number of healthy ways. 1. Gardening Helps Lower Blood Pressure - The exercise of gardening may help reduce high blood pressure. That's right, we called it exercise. The -National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-...
June 23, 2020
Countless women experience sagging breasts, especially after having children and breastfeeding. Natural aging, weight loss and weight gain are a few factors that can -cause the problem- as well. If you would love a natural lift, you can try a few exercises to help get toned naturally. Do the exercises about 2 to 3 times a week if you can. Dumbbell Bench Press - The dumbbell bench press has you lie...
June 9, 2020
Physical fitness and exercise improve cognitive performance — that is, processing, attention and memory — regardless of age, says a -new study. It's believed that physical activity causes actual physiological change within the brain, which, in turn, improves cognitive ability. While many of us believe the reasons to get active include longer lives, better function, and healthier retirements, this is...
May 28, 2020
Panic attacks are obliterating in the mental and spiritual sense. They take over the body and mind in a way that leaves no room for anything else. The feeling of overwhelm is systemic and profound, and it can feel like the very cells of the body are screaming for help—which might not be too far from what’s really going on. Why do some people seem more susceptible to panic disorders than others? Researchers...
April 30, 2020