Tag Archives: workout

Strength Exercises to Improve your Run

If you don’t think that you need strength training to improve your performance – think again. Strength training can improve so many aspects of your run, including the efficiency in which your body uses oxygen and injury prevention. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined the effects of […]

Lack of Physical Activity Determined Deadly

A series of reports published in the journal, The Lancet, revealed that globally, lack of exercise is responsible for 1 in 10 premature deaths – a number very close to the number one cause of premature death – smoking. In recent months, obesity has surpassed smoking as the number one healthcare cost in the nation, […]

Strength Training Key to Preventing Cognitive Decline

Pumping iron isn’t just about sculpting a beautiful, lean physique anymore. Several small studies completed this year and presented at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that resistance training offers significant benefits linked to the prevention of cognitive decline. The studies were comprised of 150 individuals or less, but each unveiled strong evidence that […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Healthy Habits

A new study out of Canada has revealed groundbreaking results: more time in front of the TV is linked to larger waists and weaker legs in young children. Although previous studies have made the correlation among TV time, obesity and other adverse health effects, no study has made the connection between specific aspects of physical […]

What’s keeping you from a Sexy Six Pack?

In an online poll of women, 62 percent said they were most self-conscious about their tummies. It’s not a wonder since your body has advanced mechanisms designed to store fat in the abdomen every time things go awry. Here are 4 reasons you’re not reaching that sexy six-pack: 1. When you booze, you lose. Well, […]

Lifelong Health: Get Your Groove On

A healthy lifestyle and successful weight management may require you to find your “groove.”  Your body appreciates routine when it comes to managing your metabolism, but your muscles, mouth and mind like to keep things interesting. Some rules for finding your groove: Diet. When it comes to planning your diet, choose a variety of foods […]

4 Habits for Healthy Workout Recovery

Work hard, play hard, right? But, what about recovery? If you don’t properly rest and refuel your body between workouts, you won’t reap all the benefits of your efforts. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is essential for building and repair of muscles and bones, as well as generation of hormones and […]

Making the Motivation to Exercise Easy

Researchers have toiled over why 60 percent of Americans don’t get enough physical activity and why 25 percent are not active at all. According to a survey by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, most people don’t exercise for reasons linked to motivation. Here are the top excuses: 40% – “I don’t have […]

The Importance of Core Strength

You sit at your desk for 8 hours a day. You sit in the cafeteria to eat lunch for an hour. You sit in the car for a 20-minute commute to and from work. You sit on the couch and unwind for 30 minutes. You hit the gym for an hour, but then come home […]