Why low impact workouts are for everyone

Why low impact workouts are for everyone

Intense, high-impact movements may not be for you.  And that’s okay.  Not everyone can handle the force and strain running for miles places on their joints or have the strength and endurance for lifting heavy weights.

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Fitting abdominal exercises into a busy schedule

Fitting abdominal exercises into a busy schedule

The abs are part of your core, the collection of muscles that act as your foundation. These core muscles lie deep within the abdominals and back, attaching to the spine or pelvis. Some of these muscles include the transversus abdominis, the muscles of the pelvic floor, and the oblique muscles.

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Here’s your fitness prescription

Here’s your fitness prescription

A 2015 small study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, looked at 10 pairs of identical male twins in their 30s.  Despite their shared DNA, these 10 pairs of identical twins were different on one way – their exercise habits.

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Surprising benefits of switching up your workout routine

Surprising benefits of switching up your workout routine

If day in and day out you always do the same exact workout, you will be missing out on many important benefits of busting up a fitness routine.  Never overlook surprising advantages of mixing up a workout routine.

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The sensational benefits men gain from yoga

The sensational benefits men gain from yoga

Yoga has a wealth of health advantages men have finally recognized and are taking advantage of – enhanced strength, injury prevention, better sexual performance, increased calm and focus and improved flexibility.

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3 essential steps making your exercise habit stick

3 essential steps making your exercise habit stick

But, what if you really don’t want to exercise?  What if you lack motivation or discipline to get up an extra 30 minutes early in the morning?  Or to exercise even when you would rather lay on the couch watching TV? 

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Exercises for healthy, happy, and fit feet

Exercises for healthy, happy, and fit feet

Think about it - where would we be without our feet?  Not very far! From the moment we wake up and our feet hit the floor, they probably take some of the most daily abuse of any part of our body. 

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3 essential steps making your exercise habit stick

3 essential steps making your exercise habit stick

Maintaining a regular exercise regimen always sounds good but can be hard to put into practice.  It takes self-discipline, self-motivation, and a strong dose of seeing yourself as someone who exercises. 

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Protein – one key component for building and protecting muscle mass

Protein – one key component for building and protecting muscle mass

Protein is an essential compound in every single one of the trillions of cells in the human body. Proteins are large molecules consisting of amino acids helping the cells to function properly and account for about 20% of our total body weight.  

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5 exercises raising fitness while reducing disease

5 exercises raising fitness while reducing disease

We hear it all the time – get in shape and reduce risk of disease.  It’s a good concept to work towards but how to go about it is easier said than done.  Where do you start?  What types of physical activities actually help you achieve this goal?

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10 tips for making the most of winter walking

10 tips for making the most of winter walking

There are ways to make winter walking work on most days of this season. All it takes is some strategic planning of what to wear and how to contend with downright chilly weather while keeping you warm and dry when it’s cold and wet outside.

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Pilates – the better sex workout

Pilates – the better sex workout

So how exactly does Pilates improve things in the bedroom?  Here are several ways both men and women can take advantage of Pilate’s power to transform their love life:

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