Our Principal Exercise Physiologist and company founder, Erin Haske, chatted to our friends at Just Knead It Sports and Remedial Massage about getting up and going as you kick start an exercise program. Pop on over to their blog to find out what she has to say about strategies to get up, keep moving, and … Continue reading Getting Started With Exercise: An Interview
"Functional" has been a buzzword in the fitness industry for years, but many people – including many in the health and fitness industries – struggle to define it. To some, the word may conjure up images of exercise standing on one leg with your eyes closed, or even on a huge exercise ball. Good news: … Continue reading What Is Functional Fitness?
Ready to start an exercise or physical activity program? Already active or working out? These three steps will keep your body happy and healthy, minimizing aches, pains and injury risk. You probably know: Regular movement is really important to maintaining lifelong health. Keeping your body injury- and pain-free is really important to being able to … Continue reading Muscle and Joint Health In Three Steps
Ever heard the saying “no pain, no gain”? I bet you have. And when it comes to exercise, I’m here to tell you, this is a big fat lie. While it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference, different “pain” feelings can mean very different things for your body. Unfortunately, when it comes to … Continue reading The Golden Rule of Exercise
In my ten-plus years of training and coaching, I’ve often been asked about the right way to breathe when you’re exercising. Good news, team! It’s a simple, easy answer: Breathe naturally. With most exercise, there is no additional benefit to inhaling or exhaling at a certain point with the movement, or breathing in or out through … Continue reading The Right Way To Breathe During Exercise
In the first part of this series, we discussed the difference between physical activity and exercise. Let’s get more in-depth. There are four types of exercise and activity that will provide the greatest benefit: Resistance training These are the exercises that are often the highest intensity. Good thing you don’t need to do a whole … Continue reading Exercise For Older Adults, Part 2
The human heart beats about 100,000 times a day. That's about two billion heartbeats during a lifetime! How many of those should you spend on a workout? Exercise is one of the best ways to increase your life expectancy, due in part to the effect of cardiovascular (or aerobic) exercise. You can increase this component … Continue reading How To Calculate Your Heart Rate
The short answer is no. The longer answer… is no, if you are satisfied with slower progress, possible setbacks, and frustration. There's a reason that more people have more success when they bring in some outside guidance! I don’t mean to say that you have to hire a coach (or trainer, the terms can be interchangeable) … Continue reading Do You Need an Expert to Exercise?
Exercise and physical activity are both important factors in maintaining health, independence, and quality of life as you age. Let’s explore what exactly that means for you on a day to day basis: We all want to maintain the best quality of life we can as we grow older. Your physical abilities have a lot to … Continue reading Exercise For Older Adults, Part 1
Want faster progress towards your health and fitness goals? Try some strength training! People often gravitate towards cardiovascular exercise when starting a new health and fitness habit. And there is nothing wrong with that. Cardio (or aerobic exercise) is a great choice and can significantly increase your fitness levels and improve your health. Eventually though, … Continue reading Strength Training Leads To Success