More Balance Exercises — Just for You!

August 29, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Many of us become afraid of falling as we get older. Doing some balance exercises regularly will help you feel more confident and sure.

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Three Moves to Help You Keep Your Balance

August 22, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

One out of three older adults (65 and over) fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and fractures, with women being twice as likely to suffer a fracture than men. Exercise, however, is one of the best ways to help you keep your balance and avoid unnecessary falls.

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‘That Sugar Film’: The Truth About Weight Control?

August 20, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The causes of weight gain and the extremely stubborn problem of weight control are much more complicated than originally believed. It turns out that refined carbohydrates, especially sugars, and especially high fructose corn syrup, may be the most “fattening” food you can possibly eat. But if a calorie is a calorie, how can one food be more fattening than another? Isn’t it just a matter or portion regulation?

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Fitness Saturday: Measure the Moment — It’s All Good!

August 15, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Life is full of wonderful opportunities to move and be active. Let’s look at some common activities that can easily be turned into exercise, and you don’t need to be wearing your gym clothes to do them, although do wear your workout sneakers if you can.

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The Power of Routine—From Effort to Lifestyle Habit

August 8, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

One of the most important things that determine the success of your exercise program is consistency in your workouts. It is also one of the hardest things to establish, however, there are surefire ways to make exercise a regular part of your lifestyle.

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Medical Monday: Preparing for Battle Is Vital for Weekend Warriors

August 3, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

There is no better medicine than exercise, in my opinion, but choose to do it wisely. Train your body to be able to handle the exercise based activities you want to participate in, take time to warm up and cool down, use your diet to help you prepare for and recover from activity and allow your body time to rest.

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Limbering Up: A Little Goes a Long Way

August 1, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

The fact is most of us could use some good limbering up exercises and stretches, especially as a way to prepare our bodies and our minds for a more effective and enjoyable workout.

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Water and Exercise—It’s About More Than Thirst

July 25, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to water and exercise, and it is possible to drink too much water (hyponatremia), which has it’s own negative consequences. So, before you guzzle a 64-ounce bottle of water, here are some general guidelines.

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Are You (and Your Shoes) Ready to Rock? A Primer on How to Prepare for Fitness Walking

July 18, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Fitness walking is not running, nor is it hiking. Fitness walking is also not strolling around, an activity for which casual shoes or sandals work fine. Shoes that are ideal for fitness walking are designed specifically for that activity and there are a number of brands and styles to choose from.

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The Joys of Pilates

July 11, 2015 by Lynne Halliday

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By Lynne Halliday

Dynamic strength, range of motion in all joints, alignment, weight-bearing, bone-building exercise, a community of women and ongoing physical health—what’s not to like?

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At 40, Christie Rampone is Oldest Women’s Soccer Player in a World Cup Final

July 6, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Last month, at age 39, Christie Rampone became the oldest player to appear in a World Cup game, when the United States defeated Nigeria, 1-0. She had her 40th birthday on June 24 and became the oldest women’s soccer player to ever appear in a World Cup final.

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The Pilates One-Leg Circle

June 27, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The Pilates One-Leg Circle exercise is a fantastic way to work your core and tone your thighs.

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Fitness Saturday: Developing a Strong Core with the Hollow Rock Exercise

June 20, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

The core exercise I would like to share—the Hollow Rock—is not fancy or flashy; it just works. It is not just for show, it’s also for function.

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The Single-Leg Deadlift

June 13, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The Single-Leg Deadlift is a full-body movement that will challenge your balance, strength, and flexibility.

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Fitness Saturday: The Tricep Push-Up

June 6, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

This week’s exercise works a popular muscle—the tricep, or underarm.The Tricep Push-Up can be done anytime, anywhere; no equipment needed. It is a movement with many modifications that leave room for improvement as you progress.

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