Interest in exercise apps is steadily increasing as people search for easy, convenient, free ways to stay active. Whether it’s time constraints, travel or budget concerns, having a gym membership isn’t realistic for everyone. When you can’t get to the gym, downloading an app to your phone can provide an opportunity to help you stay … Continue reading How to maximize your workouts using fitness apps
Working from home has its obvious upsides: staying in your PJs, zero commute and maybe the occasional lunchtime nap. But it unfortunately has its downsides as well, one of the biggest being inactivity. For some of us, the physical activity we get while going to work and walking around is the majority of our movement … Continue reading How to stay active while working from home
Collagen products have become widely popular recently, making it one of the trendiest supplements currently on the market. Global Market Reports noted that in 2018 alone, the Collagen Peptide Industry brought in around $2950 million in revenue and that number is expected to grow to $4150 million by 2025. There are many collagen products out … Continue reading What is collagen and can it boost your fitness?
As the popularity of high-impact, strength-building exercise programs increases, the shoulder is being increasingly called upon to function as a high demand, weight-bearing joint. This has led to an increase in shoulder-related complaints among active adults. If that’s you, read on to gain a better understanding of what is causing your shoulder pain — and … Continue reading Why rotator cuff injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain
Have you heard all the recent buzz about alkaline water? People claim alkaline water has powerful health benefits, from preventing cancer to boosting weight loss. All these health claims probably have you wondering — what is alkaline water and should you be drinking it? What is alkaline water? Alkaline water is water containing a higher … Continue reading Is alkaline water worth the hype?
Have you ever wished you loved working out as much as you love eating? I know I have. For years, we’ve heard over and over about all the benefits of purposeful physical activity, including prolonging your lifespan and lowering your risk of chronic disease. But why is that not enough to get us motivated? The … Continue reading Why it’s time to redefine how we think about exercise
Let’s talk about exercise. Maybe you love it, maybe you tolerate it, maybe the mere mention of it draws a cringe. We all know the value of exercise but turning that knowledge into action can be a challenge. But did you know that simply moving more throughout the day can actually improve your health? This … Continue reading Sit less, move more: 5 ways to squeeze more physical activity into your day
Yoga can bring healing to both body and mind for those who practice. This dual benefit can be especially valuable for those affected by breast cancer. From the moment of diagnosis through treatment and recovery, this disease is something that lives with you forever. Exercise — no matter what level of intensity — has been … Continue reading How yoga can heal body and mind for breast cancer patients
If you work at a desk all day, are on your feet a lot, commute long distances or are required to carry heavy loads — like young children — chances are that your lower back complains from time to time. Sometimes our daily repetitive activities cause chronic, recurring pain. You might have tried over-the-counter painkillers, … Continue reading Lower back pain? Yoga might be the treatment for you
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Smoking, high blood pressure, a lack of exercise, high cholesterol, anger and stress are some of the key risk factors for developing heart disease. But studies have shown that regular yoga practice can help improve your health on many levels, … Continue reading Yoga and its heart-healthy benefits