Lifelong Vitality

Exercise is preventative medicine. Along with good nutrition and sleep, it is one of the best things you can do to stay hale and vibrant. Regular exercise lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and many cancers. It also improves mood, sleep, and preserves bone mass while reducing chronic pain. And, just as important as all of those benefits, it fights functional decline that turns everyday tasks into struggles. Use It or Lose It We all experience physical changes as we age. But, in the truest sense of “use it or lose it,” mobility, balance, strength and […]

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5 Habits for Better Health

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Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions

Doomed to fail. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions because they generally don’t work. Each January, people promise themselves to do something really positive in the new year, like losing twenty pounds in 2017. That seems simple, but it encompasses lots of potential challenges that can become unmanageable. The motivation behind New Year’s resolutions is fantastic, but the resolutions themselves need to be more focused. Resolutions like trimming body fat, adding lean muscle, improving cholesterol levels or controlling blood sugar require consistent exercise, good nutrition and adequate sleep and recovery. If you’ve tried to stick to an exercise program, eat more […]

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Get Up and Move It

The latest bane of our human existence has been identified, and it is sitting. Seriously, prolonged sitting can be really, really bad for us.

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The Single Best Thing You’re Probably Not Doing

I’m typically very skeptical (if not cynical) about fitness trends and gimmicks.  Did anyone ever get anything from the Thighmaster other than a lingering feeling that they were swindled? Slender thighs for 3 easy payments of 19.95….really? Lots of products and programs have come and gone over the years with very few standing the test of time.  But, there is something that will be with us for good – foam rolling.  Let me introduce you to the single best piece of fitness equipment I’ve found in my 17+ years as a trainer: That is a high density, molded foam roller.  […]

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