Exercise

What is the Physical Activity Pyramid?

The physical activity pyramid is similar to the food pyramid, which illustrates a balanced diet of different types of foods. The physical activity pyramid emphasizes the importance of incorporating different types of physical activities into one’s daily routine. The most important and beneficial activities are located in the bottom tier of the pyramid, while the […]

Fitness the Blue Zone Way: How to use NEAT to increase your fitness

The NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis-popularized by Dr. James Levine) method emphasizes using everyday activities (such as housework) as a means of promoting fitness. The idea behind NEAT is that small, incremental increases in physical activity throughout the day can add up to significant health benefits. The ideas behind NEAT align closely to research that has […]

The Pros and Cons of At-Home Fitness

Though gym membership traditionally increases in January, February can find many of uswanting to stay out of the cold and work out at home. For those who do stay home, thetelevision is often our “trainer” through the use of streaming services,exercise DVDs andgaming systems that offer fitness programs (e.g., the Wii, XBox and Playstation). With […]

Beat the Mid-Day Slump

Mid-day slumps have been attributed to a variety of things including a body’s natural sleep cycle and our lower afternoon body temperature. They’re real, and you can do things to help keep yourself alert, energetic and feeling healthy. Don’t reach for that candy bar, or caffeinated beverage when you feel tired during the day. You […]

High/Low Impact

When choosing an aerobic exercise, you may have considered whether the exercise is low impact or high impact. Understanding the difference between the two and how to maximize the aerobic benefits no matter what you choose is important. High impact – High impact exercise includes jumping, running, and any other exercise that includes moves in […]

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