Knee pain affects millions of people in the United States a year. Unfortunately, there is a myriad of things that can cause knee pain: arthritis, trauma, improper footwear, and overcompensations due to other ailing joints. Continue reading
Some of your largest muscles are in your lower body. The lower body is also the base of support for your body as you walk, run and jump which are all activities you will do in day-to-day activities or in sports-specific training. Lower body workouts can help increases bone strength, improve balance and stamina and decrease injury to knees and hips. Continue reading
Cardio workouts can help your body become stronger but also provide relief from day-to-day life. Incorporating more cardiovascular exercises into your workout routine can help strengthen your heart and lungs, encourage weight loss and also reduce stress and provide you with a better night’s sleep. Continue reading
We all have something that motivates us, be it a material item we want and must work hard to get, or our desire for our bodies look a certain way. It can also be much more personal, like our family history or just being there for our family and friends for the long haul.
Whatever our personal motivation is, we need to find it and use it to be able to keep ourselves going strong in our journey to take care of our bodies and health. Continue reading
All of us need a good support system when we begin exercising, and that support can come in many forms and fashions.
Finding a good workout partner is crucial since you will be working out together and can help motivate each other, which is where a lot of your support will come from.
You can also find support from you family, such as your spouse doing things for you to get your day going or saying encouraging things.
Here’s what you should know about finding your support system. Continue reading
In honor of Healthy Aging Month, let’s discuss a few fitness-related factors that can help you age a bit more gracefully. Some factors that we should take into consideration are your:
When ignored, all of these factors can speed up the aging process and exacerbate many problems as you get older. Continue reading
It’s easy to get caught up in all of the hype whenever we start our fitness journeys. We research what other people have done to get results and see that this person saw results doing one diet and workout, while someone else recommends trying another method, like supplements. It can become overwhelming and you start to feel like you need to keep up with everyone else or you’re going to be left behind.
On the other hand, you may feel like you’re as fit as everyone else or doing the same things, so you should already be at their level. At this point, you start comparing your own routine to what someone else is doing or how your body looks compared to theirs. This can be a dangerous place if overdone or an exciting and motivating one if you think about it in the right way. Continue reading