Now that we're in the respiratory virus season, it is crucial to take proactive steps to safeguard your health. While these illnesses can be highly contagious and make you feel miserable, there are several measures you can take to minimize your risk of getting sick. By implementing these strategies, you can protect yourself and those around you from the seasonal viruses.
Nov 20, 2023
The holidays are great. You get time off, you get to spend it with your family, and you get lots of wonderful food. Unfortunately, if you aren't careful, the food comes with an unwanted side dish. Hitting the gym in January is not going to get it off quickly.
Many people attest that the flu season (also known as "respiratory virus season" due to the addition of RSV and COVID-19) is directly correlated with the colder weather. While lower temperatures are a contributing factor to catching this highly contagious respiratory condition, other lifestyle changes occur during these months that increase our risk of catching respiratory diseases. For example, we tend to hunker down inside and avoid sunlight which provides our bodies with Vitamin D. We also remain less physically active.
Oct 23, 2023
It's officially cozy season. The crisp autumn weather, savory comfort food, and warm sweaters make us want to curl up on the couch and watch a classic fall movie. As tempting as remaining snuggled up indoors is, it's still important to get our bodies moving. Maintaining a consistent routine of exercising throughout all seasons is beneficial to our overall health in so many ways.
Oct 16, 2023
Aging is a natural part of life, but it doesn't mean we have to accept a decline in physical strength and vitality. In fact, maintaining and even building strength becomes increasingly important as we age. Strength training, also known as resistance or weight training, is a powerful tool for aging well. Let's explore the compelling reasons why strength training is essential for individuals as they journey through the aging process.
Being a parent of young children is a rewarding yet demanding job that can leave little time for personal wellness, including exercise. Between diaper changes, meal prep, playdates, and bedtime routines, finding time to stay active can feel like an insurmountable challenge. However, with a bit of creativity and determination, you can incorporate exercise into your daily routine. In this blog, we'll explore practical tips and strategies to help busy parents stay fit and healthy while caring for their young kids.
Oct 2, 2023
Did you know that pickleball is America's fastest-growing sport? Today, the sport boasts the support of more than 36 million Americans and is played in 63 countries worldwide. This rise in popularity is mainly because the game is easy to play, appeals to a wide range of people and offers numerous health benefits.
Sep 25, 2023
When you think of core training, you probably think of endless crunches and planks. You might think of six-pack ab muscles on beach-ready bodies. But you may not think about all the other things a strong core does for you.
Heading back to school brings a sense of routine and structure back into our lives. The change to a more structured schedule makes it an excellent time to prioritize health and fitness for the whole family. As parents, we often lead by example, and incorporating wellness practices into our daily routines can have a profound impact on our children's health and habits. Let's explore some practical tips and strategies for nurturing health and fitness as our kids head back to school.
Summer is a time of lazy days, barbecues, and ice cream. It's a time of indulgence and hot days, which work together to put our fitness routines on "pause" and cause us to get a bit out of shape. However, with the arrival of fall, it's important to get back on track with our fitness goals. Here are eight ways to restart healthy habits and regain our fitness levels: