Nearly everyone has experienced a time when it hardly seems worth the effort to get out of bed, or when the problems they face seem so overwhelming that they're not sure where to begin. These feelings and thoughts are helpful warning signs that somet... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Although a challenging life event, such as the death of a loved one or financial hardship, can trigger depressive episodes, the causes of depression are complex and overlapping. There are two main categories of risks that can contribute to depression... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
Rowing is a great aerobic exercise because the smooth, low-impact, and non-load bearing movement works the whole body and can challenge almost any fitness level. With the proper technique, rowing will evenly target all your major muscle groups (legs,... Read more
4-weeks of not bearing weight on my foot
suggestions for a pilates or weight-lifting video, especially w music?
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Hoping someone will have some insight into this. My husband and I are doing Insanity. I'm burning about 700 calories during the workout and read that chocolate milk is a great post-workout recovery drink. Also, much easier on the wallet t... Read more
Is it okay to do strength training every 2 days instead of every other day? I know most people say it should be done every other day but I find that I burn out very quickly when I do it that often. I feel much better when I wait 2 days in between.... Read more
Since this past summer, I've been sort of a hypochondriac. I always felt like my face was numb (turns out it was from TMJ). I always felt like my chest hurt (pulled muscle) and I always felt like my left arm hurt (carpal tunnel).
Last time I got... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day.Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take precautions. Aim to exercise early (first thing) before it gets hot or wait until evening when the temperatures have cool... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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