Exercise Basics

Exercise Basics | Movement

Tapping Your Way to Better Fitness

Have you ever gone to the gym and seen little discs or half domes of different colors sitting around? Or perhaps you have seen someone training by tapping the disc with a hand or foot. Aside from the appealing bright colors, what are they adding to a workout? Tapping If you have watched athletes train,…

Exercise Basics | Health and Nutrition

What Can We Learn from Body Builders?

Most of us don’t want to be body builders, either for recreation or competition. However, I venture to say that most of us would like to feel stronger, more capable, and more confident in our physical abilities. Then there’s the Feds. That would be the CDC and the Surgeon General. Throw in the American Heart…

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Is Running or Jogging Bad for You?

Let’s just say that you are feeling the push to get moving more. Maybe some extra pounds have crept on and you have decided that it’s time to do something about it. You have checked out CrossFit, Orange Theory, or a boot camp class and noticed that often they start up with some running as…

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Love Your Core So It Loves You Back

Let’s say you are lugging around a couple of grocery bags, bags of mulch (or ice melt, depending), hefting luggage, or even having to help your aged dog up a flight of stairs. Ever wonder what your beloved core is doing to help you with this? Probably not! Even if you suddenly get a twinge…

Exercise Basics | Movement

Run Circles Around Your Fitness

Given that you probably have enough to do already, it makes sense to try to streamline your fitness workouts or exercises as much as you can, right? The key when you do this is to make sure that your short cuts are still being productive for you and your body. Otherwise, you may end up actually…

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Antidote to Holiday Overload: Six Survivor Exercises

Good grief, here we go again. Time to “get through the holidays”. Don’t get me wrong…it’s a great time of year. One where we celebrate something outside of ourselves, and take time to appreciate all that we have been blessed with, including those around us. But, this can be a challenging time of year for…