As you age you know that you have to stretch, but why? Check out my answer
Do you only have 20 minutes but you want to get a great workout? This blog will tell you how to spend that time effectively.
Our bodies are built with form and function in mind. We have powerful legs to propel us forward and our buttocks to slow down.
Micronutrients are nutrients, including vitamins and minerals that are needed in only small amounts. Regular exercise may increase our need for vitamins and minerals, which serve a variety of roles in energy production, the synthesis of hemoglobin (the part of blood that carries oxygen), bone health, immune...Read More
You can help your trainer to help you by putting some thought into what kind of fitness goals you want to achieve. Setting and writing down goals makes it easier to achieve them.
Be able to tell your trainer the answers to the following questions:
• Specifically, what do you want to achieve by hiring...Read More
According to Salvatore Maddi, a University of California (UC) Irvine psychologist and the father of the concept of hardiness, those people who thrive under stress maintain three attitudes of hardiness -- commitment, control, and challenge.
"No matter how bad things get, if you're committed, you stay involved and give your best effort rather...Read More
Knee arthroscopy is surgery performed inside the knee joint using tiny incisions, the size of a pencil. Although the surgery is minimally invasive on the outside, many complex procedures can be performed through these incisions on the inside. Examples of injuries that can be treated arthroscopically...Read More
Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel of the wrist. The median nerve is one of the large nerves that supplies sensation and muscle signaling in the forearm, wrist, and hand. The median nerve originates from the brachial plexus which is a large collection...Read More
Vitamins C and E and carotene are called antioxidant vitamins because they may protect against exercise-induced "oxidative stress." Several scientific reviews detail the benefits of antioxidant supplements in protecting our bodies against the harmful effects of free radical damage. However, studies...Read More
The American Heart Association recently published its recommendations for preventing heart disease in women in the journal Circulation. The following seven recommendations are true lifesavers:
- Avoid smoking: Firsthand, secondhand -- all of it. Your heart and lungs are not the toxic waste dump
You have been doing this since before you can remember, yet many people hold their breath while they are exercising or breathe so inefficiently they add more work to their workout. Simply breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth in a long, controlled flow. When you are exerting energy,...Read More