Tag: exercise physiologist

Improve Your Lower Body Muscles with Strength Training

By the time we reach our mid-30s, we start to lose muscle mass. Some estimates suggest that we lose as much as one-half to 1 pound of muscle mass every year. This results in lost muscle function and strength, as well.
Staying Active
The good news is, you can limit this loss

Exercise Helps Keep Your Heart Healthy

It’s no secret that getting regular exercise is good for your health, but what’s the best type of exercise for your heart?

“Aerobic exercise is the most beneficial for the cardiovascular system and will result in a stronger, healthier heart. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate

Stay Fit by Strengthening Your Core

Your “core” includes your abdominal and pelvic muscles, as well as your lower back muscles. All the muscles in your core hold you up and stabilize your body. Keeping your core strong is critical to every move you make, as well as proper breathing, good digestive function, and good posture.

“Your

Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

Deciding which exercise is best for weight loss can be a dilemma for anyone who doesn’t already play a sport or exercise regularly. The very fact that we may be hunting for an answer to that question acknowledges that we want to accomplish our weight loss goal as quickly as

Improve Your Posture and Reduce Your Risk of Back Problems

Being sedentary is the worst thing for your posture: It can cause muscles to atrophy, as well as place a strain on your neck and back. Decades of poor posture may lead to the formation of a permanent curve in your upper back, a condition called hyperkyphosis that is sometimes

Keep Your Hips Mobile to Maintain Lifelong Strength

Think of your hips as your entrance ramp to the highway of movement. When they’re functioning well, the rest of your body (the traffic) is able to keep moving. When they’re not, you’ve got your own personal traffic jam.
“Walking, moving, it all starts at the hips,” explains Tiffany Chag, MS,

Maintaining Good Balance Is Key to Strength and Mobility

Good balance becomes more and more important with age. The better your balance, the less likely you are to slip and fall, and the more likely you are to stay active. And, being active contributes to keeping people healthier and independent longer.
Exercises can help improve balance. “Just standing on one

Reduce Your Risk of Falls and Fractures

Every year, more than one in four American adults age 65 or older will fall, and falls are the top cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in this population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, falls are more common in women than in men.

Three things can

Reduce Fracture Risk With Resistance Exercises

If you’re a woman, your bone mass peaked at about age 30, and it’s probably been declining since you went through menopause. As bone mass decreases, the chances of breaking a bone rise—and breaking a bone can be a life-changing event. For example, a hip fracture can mean many months

Start the Year With a Practical Exercise Plan

You know that being physically active is a key element of a healthy lifestyle, but how much exercise do you really need, and what types of exercise are most beneficial?

“We prefer to use the exercise recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). They have a section for older

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