A terrific way to get your workout in and enjoy the great outdoors is to hop on your bike and hit the road.
Donna Cotnam, Daily Observer
Sit up straight!" "Don't slouch!" I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard those words from my mother when I was growing up. But as soon as she left the room… ‘resume slouch position,’ you too? Little did we know that mom wasn’t just annoyed with how we were standing or sitting, there is a reason behind it! She knew the importance of good posture.
We have all heard it before – laughter is the best medicine. It kind of makes you think and wonder what is it about laughter that is so good?
While attending a fitness workshop on the weekend I was reminded what I already knew. Participants in group fitness classes don’t always go to the type of class that suits their fitness level, they go when the time suits. So how does that work out for the participant and the instructor?
I know we don’t want to admit it but snow is just around the corner. Are you ready to hit the slopes or the trails? Living in this part of the world you have three choices as winter approaches – join the snowbirds and take off to the sunny south; fill your pantry with comfort food and hibernate for the next five months; or embrace the great outdoor
Are you experiencing pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel? How about pain that is usually worse in the morning when you take your first steps out of bed? This is one of the major complaints of those with plantar fasciitis.
Should women really exercise when they are pregnant? It has been a concern that has been expressed for years (mostly by ’old wives’). There is no doubt that your body undergoes some amazing changes, not just physical, but emotional and physiological as well.
So how long do I have to work out before my fat to turns into muscle? When I stop exercising will all my muscle turn back into fat? I do sit-ups and crunches everyday, but I still can’t get rid of this roll, why not?
Are you experiencing a higher than normal body temperature? Is your heart racing more than usual? Do you find yourself breathing quickly? Are you looking a bit flush and feel like you may vomit any minute? It's not heat stroke...it's Olympic fever!
The Heat Is On. . . It's not just a song - it is what we are dealing with weather wise too. Before you head out for your favourite activity you need to be prepared for the temperatures that you are up against.
Recently I found myself sidelined. That's not a place I am comfortable with or happy to be at to be honest with you.
Well, despite the weather forecast, golf season is almost upon us.
Over the past couple of years I have begun to notice more and more friends and acquaintances requiring surgery. Hips, knees and shoulders top the list. It has become a topic of conversation far too often. It could be that I’m getting older and so are my friends.
At first glance, weight-training machines can look very intimidating. In fact they can look downright scary. They are actually easy to use and will help you move safely and quickly through your workout. Here are a few tips to you may want to consider as you begin your weight-training program.
One of the participants in my pilates class recently told me how the breathing that we focus on in class has helped her in her singing.
I know we don’t want to admit it but snow is just around the corner. Are you ready to hit the slopes or the trails?
When it comes to safety in my exercise classes or when I set up a program for someone, I am very much a stickler. A group fitness setting encourages everyone to do the same exercises, at the same pace, with the same number of repetitions - kind of a cookie cutter workout, I agree.
Finding time for fitness can be a challenge. We all live crazy busy lives, but if being healthy is important to you, you will find a way to work exercise it into your day.
Not everybody's workout involves treadmills and hand weights. Some find it invigorating being on the end of a shovel wearing gardening gloves instead of boxing gloves. If you are a gardener, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You have been waiting half a year to get out and get digging.
We have all heard it before - if I had stronger abs I would have a stronger back. True to a point - the abdominal and back muscles work in opposition. It's just like the triceps and biceps, or hamstrings and quadriceps. What makes sense is if you want a stronger back . . . then work your back.