Posts Tagged: exercise

Exercising Safely During the Pandemic

Keeping active during the pandemic is important for your health and wellness. It can be hard to evaluate what the level of risk is with different activities, though. You may have questions like: when do I need to wear a mask, what should I avoid doing, and is it safe to go to a gym?… Read more »

The Benefits of Exercise for Your Immune System

Exercise has a lot of health benefits. There is significant data showing that it actually helps boost your immune system. Let’s take a look at the evidence. General Health Benefits of Exercise We know that regular exercise has a wide range of positive effects on the body. It helps lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health,… Read more »

6 Exercises to Increase Bone Health

While most people don’t consider bone health to be a core reason to work out, the fact is our bones play a large role in our ability to live an active and independent lifestyle, and exercising them can be vastly beneficial when it comes to maintaining their strength.  Whats more, research has shown that by… Read more »

Inspiring Personal Trainer & Weight Lifter Lauren Russell

Those who have met Lauren Russell would describe her as the epitome of both dietary and physical health with the physique of a Spartan statue. The 29 year old mom of four, lifts, is active within the CrossFit community, and is also a personal trainer; all of which she has been doing for over 10… Read more »

From Corporate Executive to Entrepreneur, Competitive Athlete Donna French Offers an Inspiring Family Story of Grit, Courage, Determination and Perseverance

Unexpected Career Pivot Leads to Joy Helping Others Get Fit When their son Hunter went away to college, Donna and Glen French found themselves in unfamiliar territory as neither of them had a job at the time. Having climbed the ranks of Brown & Williamson, Humana and Anthem, Donna was at a career crossroads armed… Read more »

Local Marathoner Shares Orthopaedic Specialists Experience

When many of us are still at home sound asleep, Andy Gunkler has already completed his first workout of the day. Most days Gunkler wakes up at 4:45 a.m. and heads to the YMCA Norton Commons a short while later for spin classes, weight lifting and swimming. When not at the YMCA, you might see him around town… Read more »

How Body Weight Affects Your Knee Pain

Knee pain can occur in anyone for a number of reasons. It is a vulnerable joint because of the many ligaments and tendons that work together to allow for full mobility. While anyone may be at risk for knee pain, it is much more likely to occur in people who are overweight. When you are… Read more »

Love Your Knees: 5 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy

Despite being the largest joints in your body, your knees are among the most vulnerable areas. It can be common, especially in women, for active individuals to sustain knee injuries because they are overworking the area. We often take our knees for granted because they are such a natural part of our everyday lives, but… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Brain Exercises

With all of the latest research, studies and exercises created to improve your muscle and bone health, it’s easy to forget to strengthen your brain as well. Your brain is responsible for your thoughts, actions, relationships, and so much more. As we age our brains begin to slow down and some cognitive abilities may decrease… Read more »

10 Facts about Bicycle Accidents

“It’s as easy as riding a bicycle!” This expression has been used to describe tasks that are relatively simple. The fact is, while riding a bike is a great option for leisure, transportation, and exercise, it has become a cause of injury for some. With a growing number of cyclists on the roads, bike safety… Read more »