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Wind Down the Day with a Little Stretch

by MPK October 24th, 2014
Holistic Tips During the warm days of late spring, summer, and early fall, I try to add a short evening walk to my schedule a few times a week.  This isn't done as a cardio workout but rather as a way to switch from the busy pace of work to the (hopefully) relaxing part of the evening with my family.

However, as the weather becomes colder, the walks become less enjoyable, but I still seek a way to unwind. What I have found is that a short pilates or yoga routine makes a fine replacement.  There are a few key tips to
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3 Steps To Perfect Legs and A Strong Heart

by Marnie Bii October 23rd, 2014
Cardio
If you want to make the most out of your daily workout routine, you must focus on the muscles that provide your body with the most strength and support: your legs. Your legs provide a solid foundation while performing both high and low impact exercises. While training your legs, you will give your heart a boost in performance as well. Here is a good training routine to use for building muscles in your legs while hitting the heart rate targets needed for cardio activities.

Calf Raises

Since calf raises start out slow and steady, they're a good way to warm up
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Avoid Fall Sports Injuries

by Tom Seman MD FAAP October 22nd, 2014
Fitness Expert
The fall sports season is almost half over and like those professionals we see on the television, there are a number of children out there with sports related injuries. Maintaining a healthy, fit lifestyle means there will be some injuries.  Last month we discussed one of the more serious injuries-concussions and low grade traumatic brain injuries. These have both short term and potentially long term effects especially if there are multiple events. However, most childhood sports injuries are related to soft tissues such as tendons (connect muscle to bones), and ligaments (bone to bone and growth plate fractures/injuries). These
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Using Wahoo’s TICKR to Track Home Workouts

by Jason Lightner October 21st, 2014
Accessories
I've been doing various Beachbody workouts over the course of the past two years, and I've found nothing more useful in my journey from being a skinny-fat geek to a healthy one, than a good heart rate monitor. I've tried several heart rate monitors, and the one that I'm most fond is one by Wahoo Fitness called the TICKR.

My journey in fitness started with Insanity, which I
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A strong outside strengthens the inside.

Selene Yeager

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.