Let’s be honest! Getting fit at any age can be a challenge. Each day you’re flooded with new fitness gadgets, diet pills and get fit quick commercials. We’ve all seen them, you know what I am talking about! The commercials that promises six-pack abs with only 3 minutes of exercise per day! Or what about losing 10 pounds in 10 days while eating all the burgers you want.
Currently on Instagram there are 182,094,824 posts with the hashtag “fitness” and 91,720,969 posts with the hashtag “gym.” According to the PewResearchCenter, of the 79% of online adults, 68% use Facebook. What’s more intriguing is that on a daily basis, 76% of adults use Facebook, 51% check Instagram daily and 42% check Twitter.
We’ve extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We’ve improved care for skin, and people look better. But it’s your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there. Without the proper care, your bones and joints can all too easily become the limiting factor in your enjoyment of life. Have you outlived the warranty on your frame? Would you like an extended warranty?
Freedom from monthly menstrual periods has historically brought pride and pleasure to many female athletes. That is, until they experience infertility when they do want to get pregnant. To their misfortune, many of the same women who were very content having abnormally functioning bodies are now in a state of grief.
We recently completed our first full 3-day training certification of the Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ certificate program. The weekend was especially rewarding because it is the first time we’ve offered this certificate course in this format.
There are several reasons why breathing is important. First, it’s the key to every human being’s survival to sustain life. Our breathing system supplies oxygen to vital organs of the body so they can function properly and keep us alive. Second, breathing is one means by which we get rid of waste products and toxins from the body.
By 2030, the demand for primary total hip arthroplasties is estimated to grow by 174% to 572,000. The demand for primary total knee arthroplasties is projected to grow by 673% to 3.48 million procedures.
Aging begins much earlier than many of us think: our minds and bodies start a slow but steady decline from our late 20s. This natural process, paired with the adoption of a sedentary lifestyle from a young age, means that aging accelerates in our adult years.
Most people associate the core with the look of your abdominals. They believe that having a strong core is associated with the look of a washboard stomach or Six Pack Abs. In reality, there are 27 muscles that make up the core of your body. From pelvis and hip muscles on up, the core is an entire system. Only a few of the muscles are visible to the naked eye.
You just found out you are pregnant! Congratulations! And now comes the deluge of information. And the hormones. And the morning sickness. And the pregnancy brain. And the fatigue. With all this coming at a woman, it’s no wonder that most women opt out of exercising while pregnant. According to a University of North Carolina study, only 1 in 4 women meets the nationally recommended amount of physical activity per