WORKOUT

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Selecting and Effectively Using a Medicine Ball

Medicine balls provide an effective means of improving muscular power, endurance and functional fitness. Anyone can use medicine balls to help improve their fitness more

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WHY WE EAT

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Selecting and Effectively Using an EllipticalTrainer or Stair Climber

Elliptical trainers and stair climbers offer many similar features for individuals considering a fitness machine for their home more

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Resistance Exercise

Originally used to train older adults in nursing homes, flexible resistance bands now provide exercise more

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Selecting and Effectively Using an Elliptical Trainer or Stair Climber

Elliptical trainers and stair climbers offer many similar features for individuals considering a fitness machine for their home. more

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Any type of activity that places unaccustomed loads on muscle may lead to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) more

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Selecting and Effectively Using A Health/Fitness Facility

The health/fitness facility should provide a variety of equipment and programs to meet your personal fitness goals and interests. First, be sure to establish your exercise/fitness goals before talking to personnel to see if they provide the programs and equipment you seek. more

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USING A PERSONAL TRAINER

A qualified personal trainer can help you safely start and maintain an effective exercise program. A personal trainer will understand your fitness goals and help you achieve them. more

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Selecting and Effectively Using a Home Treadmill

Treadmills are a popular choice for those who want to engage in physical activity at home. Treadmills may be powered manually or electronically, and you should be sure to try out several treadmills before you buy one. Doing so will allow you to find the treadmill that meets your specific needs. more

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Selecting and Effectively Using a Yoga Program

Yoga provides a number of well-documented physical, mental and emotional benefits, including reduced blood pressure, enhanced feelings of relaxation, stress reduction, improved digestion, better posture, increased strength and flexibility and improved balance.Yoga also has been shown to benefit individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities through improved body awareness and orientation, the development of focus and concentration, the encouragement of learning and creativity, and increased awareness of our connectedness to others. more

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Sprains, Strains and Tears

A sprain is an injury to a ligament, while a strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Both can result in significant lost time from sports. A strain is damage to muscle fibers and to the other fibers that attach the muscle to the bone. Other names for a strain include “torn muscle,” “muscle pull” and “ruptured tendon. more

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Sit Less Move More

There is strong scientific evidence that says frequent moderate to vigorous intensity exercise during the week plays a significant preventative role in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers. more

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Getting Started With Cycling

Cycling is an excellent form of aerobic exercise and transportation that offers a variety of health and fitness benefits. Care taken in selection and fit of the bicycle, safety, equipment and clothing can help make starting a cycling program successful, and lead to lifelong enjoyment of cycling. more

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Sellecting Running Shoes

Running shoes should be selected after careful consideration. With so many brands and styles of shoes on the market today, it is important to find the best fit for your feet and your needs. There is no “right shoe” that fits all runners. However, research and injury patterns have shown that there are some general characteristics of a good, safe running shoe. more

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Resistance Training for Health and Fitness

Resistance training is a form of physical activity that is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a muscle or a muscle group against external resistance. There are many positive health outcomes of resistance training. more

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Finding Your Motivation For Exercise

Starting and sticking with an exercise routine can be very rewarding. Exercise brings a sense of accomplishment but provides many health benefits, too. Finding the motivation to begin exercising and keep exercising can be challenging.. more

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High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

The popularity of high intensity interval training is on the rise. High intensity interval training sessions are commonly called HIIT workouts. This type of training involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. more