Over the last 12 years I have given hundreds of presentations to the autism community. From my first presentation till now, my message has been the same: Exercise needs to be a part of the daily routine for individuals with autism. However, merely saying that does not always connect with each person in the audience.
Have you ever had one of those days when you counted every second until work ended? The only thing on your mind was heading straight home to put on your most comfy lounge clothes, pouring yourself a tall glass of wine and watching one of your favorite evening shows while cuddled up to your favorite blanket?
Time, time, time. There never seems to be enough. This is especially true for busy executives and business travelers, not to mention parents, coaches, teacher, doctors, nurses… well, just about everyone in this over-scheduled world. Unfortunately, when Mr. Timecrunch visits, it’s usually our health that picks up the tab.
As discussed in Part 1, postural imbalances are endemic in the Parkinson’s Disease population. These postural imbalances inevitably lead to an impaired ability of the individual to balance and increases the likelihood of both single-incident and recurrent falling incidents. Addressing postural imbalances is a powerful tool that the professional can utilize…
There are approximately 100 million baby boomers (aged 50 and over) in the United States making up 30% of the nation’s population and three-fourths of its wealth…
Motivation is the thing that keeps you moving forward toward growth and achievement. It is the drive that gets you out of bed in the morning, ready to seize the day. Without motivation you become lazy, depressed and hopeless.
Getting into the health & fitness industry is great. There aren’t many careers that you can set your own hours and make upwards of $50 an hour. The caveat is that it typically isn’t a 9am-5pm job and a consistent paycheck isn’t always guaranteed. So how can you make that jump and create more stable income?
While vacationing at her son’s Florida home in February 2014, Vita O’Kane found it impossible to enjoy her midwinter getaway because of her nonstop cough.
A recent report in Forbes Magazine by writer Unity Stokes discusses the recent issues concerning the validity of blood tests results from a Silicon Valley lab company called Theranos. While reading about the validity of blood tests may be considered more important for healthcare professionals such as a medical doctor or a nurse, it is time that exercise physiologists as health and fitness professionals take a moment to think about it and what it may mean to their practice.
I want to talk to you about some of the biggest myths and misconceptions about diabetes. I am not talking about the misconceptions that non-diabetics often have about diabetes (even though those can be serious as well), but about the diabetes myths about food and fitness that newly diagnosed or even experienced diabetics that I meet believe.