What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
Anybody exercise with those squishy stress balls to strengthen forearms? If so, have your arms tightened up using them? I have 5 lbs hand weights that are too bulky to carry to and from work. I can easily squeeze the stress balls at my desk.
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I broke my tibia, fibular, and dislocated my ankle, so I haven't been able to do my normal cardio. My arms are getting stronger from crutching around, I even went on a 2 mile hike a couple weekend's ago. But I feel like I am not burning enough calori... Read more
Last summer I spent 3 months with a leg elevated before I was allowed to begin very gentle PT. I had a tendon repaired on my foot.
The surgeon says everything has healed and I've regained quite a bit of strength back, but I am having difficulty... Read more
Hi new here, was in a wheel chair for 5 years, been out of it for 2 years now with help of a total knee replacement and a lot of physical therapy. Still need my other knee done and shoulder done, but want to lose more weight before doing so. In pai... Read more
I replaced my office chair at home with a stability ball which forces me to sit "actively" and I also find that if music is playing I will bounce along with it so it may not burn many calories but it's better than sitting static in a chair.... Read more
Instead of being a couch potato when watching your favourite TV show, balance on a BOSU ball! Take breaks during the commercials if needed. Just by standing and balancing on the BOSU, you're constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the up... Read more
A group to share, inspire, support and chat on our journey to healtheir versions of ourselves. Pull up a chair, sit down, share ideas, recipes, inspiration, support, or just have a good old natter.... Read more
Walk into almost any gym and you have probably seen a stack of blue dome-shaped gadgets, better known as the BOSU (Both Sides Up) Trainer. This interesting piece of equipment allows you to use both sides for working on balance and proprioception whi... Read more
A strong core not only allows us to have the flat belly many of us desire, but it also helps with our posture. By developing a strong core, you may also find your cardio activities, such as running and swimming to be a tad easier.
But remember doin... Read more
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