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When a Child Should Start a Fitness Routine

by Tom Seman MD FAAP April 23rd, 2014
I am frequently asked about child health and fitness by parents during a child's physical exam. The most common question is when the child should get into a fitness routine. The answer is, earlier than you think. As soon as the child is moving around, the parents should be proving proper nutrition and being an example to the child of staying active and healthy. Even though the child is very young and not yet talking, or asking to go outside and ride bikes and the like, the parent should start bringing the child outside and be active with him
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Essential Beginner Triathlon Gear: The Must-Haves

by Editorial Team April 23rd, 2014
Many people harbour the opinion that triathlon is some bizarre form of self-torture practiced by endurance junkies who enjoy feeling pain. But a strange thing is happening; triathlon is becoming almost mainstream. Over the last few years, increasing numbers of average men and women have participated in their first triathlon, searching for a way to get fit and challenge themselves.

The thought of completing a triathlon can still be daunting for beginners. It presents a complex challenge, and most first time triathletes will find themselves on a steep learning curve to success. One of the questions most frequently raised by
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The Smartphone Diet

by Bea April 22nd, 2014
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It can be hard to consistently maintain a weight loss plan. Many people achieve their goals by doing the program with friends, by taking notes, or some other method. Recently, using a smartphone to monitor weight-loss and exercise has become more and more popular.

When using your smartphone to help you monitor your dieting and workout efforts, there are a few things you should keep in mind. One thing is that you should have an idea of how many calories are equivalent to a pound. For many people, about 3,500 calories is equal to a pound. What that means that
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Three Round Summer Circuit Training

by Joe Lawrence April 21st, 2014
Summer is getting closer. The time for bulking up the muscle mass has come to an end for the season. It is now time to get shed some fat and show off those muscles while strolling along the beach.

This week I will give you a 30 minute workout we used to do when I was competing in Tae Kwon Do tournaments. It will get the blood pumping and the
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Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.

Franklin P. Adams

 

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