Tagged as Fitness

You decide that this is your time to lose weight and immediately you wish you started last year. You have decided that you are fully committed, 100%. You want the weight off in an instant, you want to feel better about yourself and your overall health. While the good news is that you’ve conquered the biggest step with commitment, it is best to be realistic and realize that there aren’t any quick fixes...
March 21, 2017
We’re well past New Year's resolutions.  Even assuming that you did stick to them, you might not be seeing the results that you wanted.  New Year's’ resolutions are often Sisyphean tasks that require a sustained commitment, like earning a new degree or giving up smoking.  Rarely do we resolve something that can be easily accomplished. And since one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose...
March 13, 2017
“Wearables” is a bit of a catchall name, describing any type of technological gadget that one wears on their body. The term can be used to describe anything from a GoPro camera, to fitness trackers like the Fitbit, to smartwatches like the Apple Watch, even to headwear like the much-maligned Google Glass. Although wearable technology certainly isn't new (remember the calculator watch?), it seems as...
April 12, 2016
Photo credit: Alicia Cho, -Thrive Market - “Five a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.” I raised my eyebrows. Sure, my new client  seemed motivated to get her butt into gear, but that’s an early morning for anyone, trainers included. She promised she’d be there, no matter what. Monday rolled around, and I got a sleepy email explaining that she’d be 10 minutes late. Wednesday, the tardiness increased...
December 19, 2015
Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - We have put together this excellent guide to Exercise and Flexibility for Adults 60 and older. We hope you enjoy it and find it to be informative and empowering! - Why Should I Exercise? -Muscle weakness is the major reason elderly Americans need to incorporate some type of exercise into their daily lives. Many older people think they are too old...
June 22, 2015
How much exercise are you really getting in? Maybe more than you think- maybe not enough to reach your goals and get you in the shape you want to be in. In addition to a healthy diet, you need at least 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise every week. Thirty minutes a day, five days a week, is a good goal to keep. It doesn’t need to be in the gym, though the treadmill and other cardio...
September 21, 2014
Can an app actually save your life?- There was an amazing story recently about an infant’s life that was saved because someone nearby with CPR training was notified through an app alert system and was able to assist with the medical emergency before the paramedics arrived. This is one of many examples of how the technology in smartphones is improving our lives through prevention, well-being support,...
September 12, 2014
Yoga has become a popular way for people to become fit, lose weight, improve balance, and create a strong and flexible body. While yoga can help to increase health and improve appearance, yoga can also promote relaxation and increase clarity and focus, while bringing about a better mind-body awareness. In this article we will identify a number of different types and applications. If you are interested...
August 30, 2014
It is a form of daily exercise that is so easy, no need to schedule gym time, just keep the poles in the back of your car. Make the time during the day, lunch break, work-walking meeting or while you make a hands-free phone call. If you don't, then when you pull in your driveway take a 15 minute walk before walking in your door. If you commit yourself to 15 minutes every day, after a night or two of...
May 6, 2014
Choosing What is Necessary vs What is Important - We all find time to do what we really want to do. William Feather When I talk to people I always hear: "-I don't have time to exercise" or "I don't have time to cook."  -Many people have jobs that take up a lot of time and if it's not that it's often family that eats up our time.  But I will tell you this: if you do not take time for health and fitness...
February 7, 2014