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
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
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?
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].
Exercise Schmexercise Why exercise? It takes time, effort, and sometimes it just plain hurts. Worse yet, you can easily injure yourself doing physical activity. After all, when have you heard of people injuring themselves watching television? Well, just read these excerpts pulled from various articles on the subject of exercise and decide for yourself.