The holidays are here and it’s time to get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions that promote more exercise. You can leave 2020 in the dust and get a fresh start! Read more and how to keep moving!
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a method to gain many benefits of regular exercise including gaining muscle strength and endurance, lowering blood pressure and increasing cardiovascular health. But is HIIT appropriate, effective and protective for middle-aged and older adults? We help answer those questions highlighting some of the latest cutting-edge research.
Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and when done on a regular a basis can have enormous health benefits. You may already be a regular runner.
Or like many people, you have never considered running as an option and even be terrified by the thought. We provide helpful advice on how you can start or restart a regular running or walking regime. Even if you are already a regular runner, there are tips for you too.
Swimming is a wonderful non-weight bearing exercise for whole body fitness. Despite the obvious benefits, many people do not swim on a regular basis, in part because of practical issues. Be encouraged that there are ways to become a regular swimmer and it may not be far out of reach.
The benefits of cycling are numerous. Many people want to cycle but aren’t sure how to start. The following blog provides suggestions on how to engage in a targeted and regular training regime to help you become a stronger, more confident, life-long cyclist. We provide a structured exercise program specific to cycling — especially for beginners or those who have taken a hiatus from past cycling activity, although, even experienced riders will relate!
Cycling activity (indoor and outdoor) has increased markedly over the last 6 months worldwide as offices, businesses, and schools closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. There are many health advantages to cycling. Read more for advice and tips on how to get the best out of cycling whether you are a novice or more experienced cyclist.
Is it wise to wear a mask during exercise? The answer is not straight forward and will differ between people, the type of exercise and situation in which you are exercising. Wearing a mask can be uncomfortable while exercising. However, mask wearing in public will save lives, by decreasing person-to-person transmission, lowering hospitalizations and death particularly in populated areas.
Do you sometimes struggle with the monotony of exercise training? Changing your routine and accomplishing the occasional challenge can keep your exercise routine fresh and moving forward. Our new 8th Exercise Challenge adds variety to your routine by incorporating intervals of aerobic activity interspersed with strength-based exercises.
A 12% decline in activity and 4 lbs of body fat in 8 weeks Globally, people have experienced significant reductions in physical activity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been quantified by activity tracking. As outlined in the following paragraphs, activity decline and limitations on movement could theoretically lead to a reduction…
The best time to move is when you are NOT feeling motivated! The dust has settled, and social distancing is the “new normal.” Therefore, if you are spending more time at home due to physical distancing and amended work routines, take this opportunity to introduce more movement in your life. If there has ever been an…