fitness

  • Health Tips: A Good Exercise Routine is…

    If you’re trying to get fit, a good exercise routine has to be one that works for you. Some folks go for something intense like P90X, while some prefer gentle yoga. If you’re getting fit, losing weight, feeling better, and enjoying your workouts, that’s the mark of a good routine.

  • Move It or Lose It!

    For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them. According to statistics from the National Council on Aging, one in three seniors experiences a significant fall each year. Once every 18 seconds, a senior is admitted into an emergency room after losing their balance and hitting the ground.

    5 moves to put seniors back in the game
    By Karen Peterson
  • Muscle Imbalance

    Do you have knee, hip, back, shoulder, and/or ankle discomfort? If so, you may have a muscular imbalance. New clients are sent to me all the time with some sort of ailment, and they want to be cured without going under the knife. I don’t blame them—and most of them don’t need surgery. Often their discomfort is just a symptom of their underlying muscular imbalance.

    What it is & how to fix it
    By Joel Harper
  • Tech/Apps

    Safe Runner

    Turn your phone into a personal tracking device. The app monitors your location with GPS and video and will reach out to your emergency contact should the need arise! Also works to track your distance and calories burned.

    Fitocracy

  • App Alert

    Food Safety 411

    Is this meat cooked? Chow mein still good? Find out with the “Is My Food Safe?” app from the Home Food Safety program.

    Am I Fertile?

  • App Alert

    CineMama

    Time-lapse pregnancy slideshows are a trend for expectant mothers these days, and the latest app, CineMama, is using this trend to their advantage. This app is available for iPhone and is a fun way to turn pictures into a video and share it through social media.

    Beckford Formula for Weight Loss

  • Work Out Without Working Out!

    Imagining an action and doing it require the same motor and sensory programs in the brain. A recent study showed that people who imagined strength training exercises increased their strength by 22 percent, compared to 30 percent in those who actually did the exercises. If the same way, mentally rehearsing in detail a piano piece will also yield dividends in muscle memory.

  • Melt Away the Pounds

    The months between November and February have a tendency to be tough on the waistline when compared to the rest of the year. Starting at Thanksgiving and even pushing past Valentine’s Day, holidays and marketing schemes inundate consumers with savory notions that somehow always place high-calorie foods at the forefront of an “ideal” festive scenario.

    This spring, shed your winter weight and keep it off
    By Cara Lucas
  • Apps That Help You Stay Healthy

    Commit With MyDietitian.com

    My Dietitian, LLC, has an app that makes diet and exercise coaching simple. Those willing to commit to using the app and recording their meals and physical activity for six months will see a 10 percent or greater reduction in body weight for premium and executive memberships.

  • Fitness Tips for the Holiday Season

    The holidays are just around the corner—what better way to celebrate the festivities than to stay in shape and in good health throughout the season’s hustle and bustle? Starting the new year without having to go on a diet or begin a new exercise plan is the perfect gift to yourself. And if you think you’re going to be too busy to work out this holiday season, guess again.

    Finding time to work out amid the busyness
    By Beth Aldrich