TVsitting

  Well, more bad news about sitting around, from a study published Sept. 11, 2017 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Bottom line, you want to move every 30 minutes to improve longevity. Here’s what they found.

cookie

We’ve all said it, “just one (cookie, slice of pizza, pint of ice cream…) won’t hurt.”.  In some cases that is absolutely true. If it really is just one, once in a while, it won’t hurt. If your nutrition is already mostly on point, and you exercise regularly, then yes, enjoying life on occasion, Read More

legpress

Research published in May 2016 and July 2017 by lead author Adam Culvenor shows thigh muscle strength “predicts” the risk for both knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and knee replacement (KR) in women. The relationship between weak thighs (quadriceps and hamstrings muscles) and KOA and KR is likely that if the muscles are weak, more stress, Read More

stretching

Everyone needs to stretch every day. You don’t need to stretch everything but you do need to target key areas and move your joints through full ranges of motion regularly to keep your body healthy. Joint heath is vital to leading an independent life. You want to be able to tie you shoes and, Read More

Commit these numbers and number ranges to memory or jot them down somewhere you can easily reference.

overtraining

  Rest and recovery are as important to your exercise plan as the exercise itself. If you don’t allow your body and mind time to recover from your workouts, you could eventually develop symptoms related to overtraining, or even overtraining syndrome.

squat

This post is for those times when you have no equipment and, or little time; maybe you’re traveling or your day is filled with back-to-back meetings. The days you want to get a workout in, but feel like you can’t do a number on you mentally. That’s why it’s great to know some bodyweight movements and ways to combine them, so you can fit a workout in anywhere.

exercise motivation

No matter how much you want the results of regular exercise, motivation yourself to start can be hard. Keeping yourself motivated can, at times, seem equally challenging. So how do you do it? How do you motivate yourself to start and stick with the actions that get you the desired results? Here are five tips.

pushpull

Ever walked into the gym, and thought, “ok I’m here, now what”? Or found yourself dreading the gym because it’s the umpteenth time you’ve gone and are sick of doing the same ol’ thing? There are a number of ways to organize or re-organize your workouts. I wrote about one last week—incorporating supersets—here’s another, a push-pull split program.

Supersets

If you’ve been strength training for a while and feel ready to spice things up, try adding in what’s called a superset. There are a few variations you can play with to get slightly different benefits; overall, a superset allows you to boost the intensity of your workout compared to traditional weight lifting sets. And supersets are great for increasing what’s called muscularity. Put simply, this means increased muscle definition.