Category: Exercise

The Optimum Amount of Exercise
November 1, 2019 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  How much should you exercise? This is a good question, and like all good questions, it is best to look at the available evidence to come to a determination. One would hope that current evidence is the basis from which all guidelines are created, however for various bureaucratic and political reasons, guidelines of all
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Advanced Interval Training
January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

  An interval-training workout is one in which you alternate periods of hard work, with periods of easy or recovery work.  In my previous post I looked at some of the benefits of interval training such as weight loss, as well as increased strength, speed, and heart rate recovery.  The best way for beginners to
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Interval Training- Maximizing Your Workout
January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

Working as a massage therapist, I often get asked questions about exercise. There are three basic components to an exercise program; cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. Interval training is a specific type of cardiovascular exercise that employs short bursts of exertion followed by short recovery periods. This strategy allows one to achieve exercise goals
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Cardiovascular Health Without a Gym Membership
January 5, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors; my left foot and my right.” – G. M. Trevelyan I recently visited my parents in Huntsville. While up there I joined my dad for his morning walk. He set a healthy pace doing a 30-minute circuit before returning home. It was a great way to start the day.  Did
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Walking- The Oldest Form of Exercise
January 4, 2013 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – George Trevelyan, 1913 Walking seems so ordinary, so relaxed an activity that it’s hard to believe that it has so many health benefits. What benefits you ask? Well, studies show that regular walks can significantly lower the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke,
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Exercise Safe — Exercise Smart
February 7, 2012 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

  You often hear about the benefits of exercise, but it is just as important to be aware of the hazards of improper exercise.  It is common in my profession to see people who have injured themselves while working out or playing sports.  Exercise is fraught with hazards, but choosing the right activity and approaching
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Exercise and Your Brain
February 6, 2012 Exercise,Head,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  Research has long shown that moderate exercise protects against an array of chronic diseases and slows the effects of aging, but did you know that exercise also improves brain function, reduces the risk of strokes and can protect the brain from degenerative changes?

Simple, Safe Exercises For Your Back
February 6, 2012 Back and Pelvis,Exercise,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  A term that you may have heard used around fitness is core strength. However, when you try to find out exactly which muscles are the core muscles, you find that everybody has a different list. Suffice it to say that they are generally the deeper muscles in the torso and hips rather than the
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Treating and Avoiding Shin Splints
February 6, 2012 Exercise,Injury Prevention,Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  One common running injury is  “shin splints”, a phrase that really tells you nothing.  As with most body pain, inflammation is involved and needs to be minimized.  In the case of shin splints, inflammation is occurring in a muscle compartment that has little room for expansion, and it is occurring right where your muscle
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Using Exercise to Reduce Pain
February 5, 2012 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

As a massage therapist, I have heard many of my patients speak about how increasing their activity levels, reduces their body pain. Well it turns out that this isn’t just anecdotal information. A fourteen-year study of 866 runners aged 62 to 76 showed 25% less musculoskeletal pain in active participants versus a sedentary control group[i].
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