Tag Archives: exercise

Sleep and Exercise: Making the Connection

  Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you wake frequently during the night? Do you have trouble getting back to sleep once you have woken? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you may have insomnia, … Continue reading

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Bump on the Hump

  We are dedicating Wednesdays (affectionately known as Hump Day) to providing you with information from our prenatal program, thus Bump on the Hump. Each week we will offer tips, the newest prenatal exercise news and recommendations and general information … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Exercise: Do They Mix?

    An effective nutrition plan, when combined with an exercise program, can have a positive effect on weight loss and muscle gain. An effective nutrition plan includes the beverages you consume such as water for hydration and caffeinated beverages … Continue reading

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Understanding GERD: Do you just have heartburn or something more serious?

    We’ve all heard it said after a meal.  Your uncle or aunt holds their chest and says “I think I have heartburn.”  You may feel a burning in the chest or throat called heartburn. This burn typically happens … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Exercise: A Fitness Guide

    This week we discuss cardiovascular exercise, part of the 4 components of our well rounded exercise program. As we noted previously, as per the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate … Continue reading

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Workout Essentials 101: Guide to Resistance Training

    We’re kicking off a 4 part blog series on 4 major areas of exercise that will include: resistance training, cardiovascular, balance and flexibility.  This week’s edition is on resistance training.  We’ll look to define what resistance training is, some foundational principles, … Continue reading

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Post Exercise Massage: A Great Way to Help Recovery

  Did you know that July 12-18 is ‘Every Body Deserves a Massage’ Week? Every year massage therapists use this dedicated week to raise awareness of the benefits of massage. Massage can be very beneficial in conjunction with an exercise … Continue reading

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Exercise and Low Testosterone

  How You Can Naturally Increase Your Levels     The three primary anabolic hormones involved in building muscle tissue are testosterone, growth hormone, insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) as well as insulin and thyroid hormones. (6)  Testosterone is the primary … Continue reading

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Your Prostate and Exercise: What Every Man Should Know

  Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG at FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men, behind only skin cancer.  The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 220,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States.  During … Continue reading

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Heart Disease: The Leading Cause of Death in Men

  Men’s Health Week begins on Monday June 15th this year and in observance we are beginning a three week series of posts on men’s health issues. The first in the series is on the leading cause of death in … Continue reading

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