Exercise related injuries could happen to anyone. People hurt themselves in all sorts of ways, but there are various workout precautions you can take that are readily available to prevent an injury happening to you. Most exercise experts would agree that a warm-up and cool down are necessary to lower your risk of injury. A […]
According to the The United States Department of Health and Human Services, physical fitness is defined as “a set of attributes that people have or achieve that relates to the ability to perform physical activity”. The five main components of physical fitness include: Cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility.
Sometimes telling our story isn’t just about us; we tell our story in hopes that it benefits someone else. Meet Maggie, who at 24 was losing her passion. A professional trainer, she found herself hurting more, feeling sick often, and drifting away from what once made her feel alive. While Maggie may have initially been […]
The unforgiving inseam of the ever-so-trendy skinny jean has been placing unwanted emphasis on our not-so-skinny places. In keeping with current fashion trends, both men and women alike, struggle with protruding waistlines. Do love handles have to come with the trendy turf? Absolutely not. Here is what you need to know to get a handle […]
As a dietitian working in weight loss, many individuals only contact me because I am their “last resort,” the “rock bottom” of their life, “the last hurrah” for their health. Many times when my clients make that decision to call me, they are down right discouraged having tried every trick in the book to achieve […]
It’s February, and we all know what that means…Valentine’s Day! While everyone is out hustling for the perfect gift (flowers, chocolates, cupcakes, dinner, or any combination of the latter) that will keep their significant other posting on Facebook for days, I am going to tell you how to give a gift they won’t forget, and one […]
Cardiovascular Endurance is defined as the body’s ability to continue to exert force while receiving its energy from the aerobic energy system. To explain this further, during activity the body’s energy is supplied by one of three energy systems. During short high intensity activities the body receives its fuel from the phosphagen energy system. During […]
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