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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to build your endurance to run 5 km? Doing so requires training, motivation, determination and a plan to get there! This sort of goal can seem daunting. Yet, with a regular and methodical training plan like we outline here, this undertaking is achievable for almost everyone! Not only will you work towards satisfying the American Heart Association’s recommendation of fulfilling…
We need to get moving! Social, or physical distancing which is recommended to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) has altered our daily work and recreation patterns, leading to a much more sedentary lifestyle for many of us! Presently, I am working remotely like many of you, which requires less walking, and my gym and swim classes are cancelled. The number of steps I take in a typical day have been reduced by one-half. We know that Exercise (even a single…