By now most people are aware of the benefits of exercise. However, many people begin a program, only to have it interrupted by an injury. Fortunately, preventing an injury is easy, if you follow these simple guidelines.
Use Good Form
Precise and fluid movements yield better results than movements performed in a haphazard manner. There are two phases to an exercise; the concentric and... Read More
Osteoporosis is a medical condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the micro-architecture of bones which result in bone fragility and higher susceptibility to fracture.
Bone fractures mostly affect vertebrae, wrists, humeri and femura. Vertebral fractures and, with lower incidence fractures of the femoral neck, may occur spontaneously, simply due to the body weight on the vertebral column or on the femur.
The aging... Read More
by Maureen Chapdelaine
Cooler days call for a change in wardrobe, especially if you're planning on taking your workout outside. With fewer hours of daylight and mixed weather conditions, this change in season is the perfect time to think about how to keep safe during outdoor activities. Do you run, jog, walk or ride a bike? Here are some safety tips to review... Read More
Sustaining an injury during a workout can sideline your fitness efforts. But how do you know how to soothe the pain and help your body recover as quickly as possible? First, it's important to understand what kind of injury is bothering you. Acute injuries are ones that have a quick onset - they occur immediately or within hours of the activity. You'll feel pain, tenderness, swelling or inflammation, and your skin may be warm to the touch.... Read More
Juicing for joint pain and aches is a good long term solution. It is both effective and devoid of any side effects. One of the advantages with natural cure is that it has a holistic effect on your body. It rejuvenates the whole body. You don't have to worry to about over doing it since even at high doses it is... Read More
When using the equipment at the gym, make sure you've properly adjusted it to fit your height and shape. This reduces your risk of injury and makes the exercise more effective. From the stair climber to the rowing machine, each and every machine has a specific function. In order to get the most out of your workout, it's imperative that you use the equipment in the proper fashion. If you're unsure of the proper way to use the individual... Read More
If you've decided that you're going to exercise more this year, then you could be setting yourself up for injury if you overtrain or start exercising at a higher level than you should. A workout injury can happen to anyone, not just beginners. And it can sideline your diet and fitness efforts - sometimes longer than you're willing to wait in order to heal properly. Novice exercisers, especially those who are overweight, are prone to knee... Read More
Ballet has come a long way since the days of boring barre routines, drill-sergeant teachers and recitals. It's worth revisiting those moves you might've done at the dance studio so many years ago. Ballet is enjoying a renaissance among those who admire and desire the long, lean lines and tight muscles of a dancer's body. Ballet's benefits go beyond the aesthetic, however. It's a great way to improve posture, balance and flexibility.... Read More
by Donovan Baldwin
People searching for weight loss programs and diets today seem to be searching more for rapid weight loss than permanent, healthy weight loss. Unfortunately, it is a fact that quick diet weight loss programs are seldom without their dangers, and their results usually range from erratic to... Read More
The safety of the entire family usually seems to fall on Mom, but it's important for even the smallest family members to know what to do if disaster strikes. Whether it's an injury, crime or natural disaster, you can teach your children how to take control and get help when you're unable to do so. Start by teaching children as young as three your home phone number and emergency numbers such as 911. A fun way to ensure that he remembers... Read More