Are you stretching regularly as part of your fitness training? Stretching is just as important as exercising and shares many of the same benefits as fitness training. Stretching may increase your joint range of motion, which may improve your athletic performance and also decrease your risk of injury. Other benefits include better posture, fewer aches and pains and more self-confidence. Many of us spend the greater part of each day in the same position, which compromises blood flow to some muscle groups and leaves certain.Read more
As we age, we naturally lose muscle mass faster while our bone density and flexibility begin to decrease. However, many of the symptoms of age that people experience are actually side effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The members of the senior fitness classes from Mile High Fitness in Denver, CO, know the importance of maintaining physical activity throughout every stage of life, but not everyone understands how important exercise is for seniors! Unfortunately, many people who enjoyed being active in their younger years give up.Read more
Work obligations, social anxiety and a stressful family life can lead you down a path of unhappiness and even hopelessness. However, there are many strategies to de-stress that doctors and even celebrities vouch for. Here are some tips you can use when you're overwhelmed and stressed out.Read more
MeditationYou may think of meditation as new-age mumbojumbo, or hippy-dippy mysticism, but it has helped thousands let go of emotions brought on by stress. Director of cult classic television show, Twin Peaks, David Lynch knows all about meditation..
When it comes to staying healthy, the advice is endless - drink more water, exercise more, take your vitamins, eat oily fish, drink more coffee, drink less coffee. But a new study appears to simplify the key to long-term health; it suggests that by replacing 1 hour of sitting each day with walking, we can decrease our chance of early death by 12-14%. The study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, was conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney in.Read more
To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial. Similar to quitting smoking, people who change their diet can see rapid improvements in their heart disease risk, the researchers wrote. For example, in a study of 2,000 heart attack survivors, those who were advised to eat fish were less likely to die during the study period than those who were not advised to eat fish, with improvements starting.Read more