More than 34 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes.
We certainly all can think of an individual who stands by a cardio only exercise regimen as their normal exercise prescription.
More often than not, as we progress in our careers one of the key components to continued success (and often higher compensation) is developing the skills to lead and develop others i.e leadership skills.
The very definition of exercise implies that it is good for our health and fitness i.e that it should pose little risk and aim to improve both of the aforementioned categories.
Most people have a radical misunderstanding of what exercise actually is and what it is not.
It is a long held belief that resistance exercise and cardiovascular activity are separate entities and need to be trained independently of one another for optimal health.
“I just don’t have the motivation”, “I can't get motivated”, “I’m just not motivated”.
Well, it's here…the second week of February…just a mere 6 weeks ago you were sitting with a glass of champagne, watching the ball drop, and telling yourself (and maybe some other optimistic individuals) that this is the year!
A popular and ever present New Year's resolution is to get “in shape”. The intent behind this is well suited and tends to lead to some sort of action.
We live in a world that is becoming obsessed with exercise—almost to the point of addiction.
One of the most misunderstood aspects of resistance exercise is the role of load (weight).
As a society, we are beginning to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy body composition for our long-term health and quality of life.
Time is our single most valuable asset, yet it is constantly depreciating minute by minute.
As you know by now, incorporating resistance exercise into your life is by far the best thing you can do to help the quality and longevity of your life.
We live in a world in which we seek professional advice in almost every facet of our lives.
The natural homeostatic state of our bodies as we age is one of decline.
One of (if not the) single most pervasive myths surrounding exercise is the myth of spot reduction.
We’ve broken down four key components to improving this number as well as some considerations to explore when evaluating our exercise regimen.
There are many variables that we can manipulate when it comes to resistance exercise including reps, sets, weight, speed of movement, frequency of training, and workout duration to name a few.
Do I need to be stretching? Why do we not stretch before our workouts? What stretches do I need to do for this part of my body? These are some of the most common questions that surface as an individual traverses a resistance exercise program. This is often due to the “tightness” that occurs post workout and that can persist for the ensuing 2-5 days as well as the false notion that resistance exercise makes us “muscle bound.”