Need Motivation to Exercise — Get Specific

April 30, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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The creators of the new National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) decided that people should stop thinking of exercise, and instead think of moving around more. That’s nice, however telling people that any physical activity counts for exercise makes people think that everyday living is exercise.

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What’s Age Got to Do With It? Workouts for Women Over 40

April 23, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Age is not the primary factor in the choice of an exercise. The level of fitness and flexibility, absence of injury, and experience with the type of exercise are much more important.

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Stretching With A Yoga Strap

April 16, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

There is nothing like giving your body a good stretch. However, sometimes it is not easy to stretch your muscles adequately or safely just by holding different positions. This is why I teach all my clients how to use a yoga strap to give themselves a full and safe stretch.

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The Hiking Advantage

April 9, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

The incline part of hiking is what makes it a great exercise and gives the heart and legs a powerful workout.

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Three Great Upper Body Stretches to Do Every Day

April 2, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

To help you relieve tension in the upper body, here are three great stretches that effectively release unnecessary tightness in this area and bring more freedom and range of motion for your arms.

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Six-Week Home Workout Challenge — Simple Circuits

March 26, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares a simple home workout circuit routine that balances upper body exercises with lower body work.

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Exercise and Cancer Survivors — A Natural Partnership

March 19, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

For all cancer survivors, maintaining a healthy diet and weight are important and exercise helps in this regard as well. It has also been shown to help reduce joint pain that sometimes occurs from medications, which then improves adherence to taking medications regularly.

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How to Add Interval Training to Your Fitness Routine

March 12, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Some of the benefits of interval training include increasing metabolism and helping to burn more calories — even if you only do it for a few minutes each time.

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Roll, Release, and Strengthen — The Benefits of Foam Rollers

March 5, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

The foam roller can be used for centering work, training balance, and working the core.

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Fitness Saturday: Mobility for Living!

February 27, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

As we age, no matter what our occupations, it is wise for us to have a few calisthenic type exercises that we do everyday as a routine. This is only moderate exercise but it can really help us with mobility, relieve stiffness, aid in getting the blood circulating, and bring alertness back.

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Fitness Saturday: Exercise in Silence, Hear More

February 20, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Most of us are inundated with sights and sounds all day long, and our minds are distracted from being plugged in most of the time. Exercising in silence gives you a chance to unplug completely, quiet your mind, and just listen to your body.

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Fitness Saturday: Get Re-Inspired with Jane Fonda

February 13, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Jane Fonda created the first fitness video in 1982, titled “ Jane Fonda’s Workout.” Millions of women bought the video and became Jane addicts.

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Simple Meditation — A How-To Video

February 6, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, returns to the guidance of one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Laleh Nader, to share the value of meditation.

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Fitness Saturday: Why Do Yoga? A Yoga Teacher Explains

January 30, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, interviews one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Laleh Nader, about why she started to practice yoga and what it has to offer to women over forty.

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Fitness Saturday: Mind Your Back to Health

January 23, 2016 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, shares five basic mind/body exercises to help establish a better connection to the core muscles and prevent back problems.

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