Tagged as Fitness

Would it shock you to learn that each year, up to 100 people die from shoveling snow, and thousands more are injured? It sure surprised us. This is according to the -National Safety Council. From pulled muscles and broken bones to heart attacks and head injuries, snow shoveling is a dangerous household chore. But it doesn’t have to be. If you understand the risks and practice snow-shoveling safety,...
February 4, 2020
Nearly 8 out of 10 American adults don’t get -enough exercise-, with only -5% of adults- take part in physical activity for 30 minutes a day. It’s easy to put fitness on the back burner when busy juggling the demands of work, family and social commitments. Many people feel too exhausted or uncomfortable to muster up the motivation to work out regularly, and some simply dislike exercise in general....
November 20, 2019
Do we get enough exercise? For most of us, the answer is no. In fact, - Harvard Health Publishing - says that 25% of people get no exercise at all, while only about 50% get the recommended amount of exercise. But why? In addition to citing time factors, many people just don’t enjoy being active. But the good news is, there are several activities that count as an exercise which don’t feel like exercising...
November 19, 2019
Despite the -daily recommendation- of 10,000 steps, many adults only hit -somewhere between- 5k and 7k each day. Don’t panic if you fall in the average range, though. Some experts- believe that speed matters more than duration, so 10,000 slow steps may not be a way to improve health. Instead of pushing to hit a specific number of steps, consider speeding up workouts instead. Experts have been recommending...
November 5, 2019
Step trackers, especially popular brands like FitBit, were designed to motivate people to get moving more. Being able to count the number of steps a person takes in a day gives them the tools they need to assess their current fitness levels and set new goals. Some of these trackers can even be connected to smartphones, with apps that allow for additional tracking — like calorie intake, weight, and...
October 21, 2019
What do your lungs have in common with your gut? Would you believe poor cardiovascular fitness could increase your chances of developing cancer in both? One study found an interesting link between these types of cancer and cardiovascular health. A recent study- investigated the connection between cardiovascular fitness and cancers of the lung and bowel. Researchers found people who scored best on an...
September 2, 2019
We might be less physically active while we sleep, but our bodies still quietly process what they need to stay healthy and strong. Our muscles require specific building blocks if we want them to grow, but we have to take the right approach in fueling them if we want maximum results. With the right timing, we can even do some of the work in our sleep. See how... Our bodies need exercise and protein...
April 11, 2019
How many times have you tried to lose weight and "failed?"  Often we set unrealistic goals around how much and how long we will work out for.  I have heard friends and family say they are going to the gym - every day - this week to work out. When life got in the way and they didn't make it one day, they basically gave up. "I don't have time was often their reason." - My philosophy is that being active...
September 3, 2018
Put YOUR health first. Yes, first. Above your kids, your husband and your job. Sounds strange huh? Most moms put themselves LAST on the priority list. There’s just not enough time, so you surely can’t make health a priority. It would be selfish of you to care of yourself, right? -Wrong! - Chances are that you are the backbone of your family. When your kids get hurt you have to be there to take care...
June 11, 2018
The long-raging debate about whether diet trumps fitness has inspired innumerable theories and conclusions from experts and amateur health enthusiasts alike. “Abs are made in the kitchen,” resounds the familiar aphorism – but just how important is what we put -into- our bodies compared to what we -do- with them in terms of a daily exercise routine? - Our muscles are composed of protein (25%, to be...
May 22, 2018