Tag: fitness

Realistic fitness goals you can achieve now as we enter spring 2022

Realistic fitness goals you can achieve now as we enter spring 2022 As we begin to leave the pandemic behind, many of us are becoming more active going to the gym, and with spring on the way, we will be doing more outdoor activities including team sports. Is your body ready for it?  How can you get in better shape using realistic goals?  Does it have to be expensive using a personal trainer or will a consistent effort do? Health Magazine offers some great advice from 10 personal trainers. Check out the article below 10 Realistic Fitness Goals, Recommended by Read More »

Age-appropriate fitness; a decade by decade guide to better aging through exercise.

Age-appropriate fitness; a decade by decade guide to better aging through exercise. Cross fit is very popular and creates many chiropractic patients due to injuries using their one size fits all protocols. For those in their 60’s and 70’s, we understand the effect aging has on our bodies either by experience or through injury or both. Each decade of life has changes our physiology. If used properly, we can extend and enhance our lives and our health naturally.   I found this decade by decade guide which discusses the benefits of exercising and other health benefits. When we are in our Read More »

4 Exercises to Perform While Traveling to Maintain Back Health

4 Exercises to Perform While Traveling to Maintain Back Health Travel is more accessible than ever and if you go on any trip anywhere during peek times, vacations destinations are filled with tourists. While many locations we may visit can be a few hours away by car, statistically, more of us are flying and visiting different destinations worldwide according to Statistica. Sitting is one of the worst things we can do for long periods of time according to medical data, since long periods of sitting can result in a shorter lifespan.  Traveling as we are now doing it requires us to . Whether Read More »

Your regular exam from your doctor may not be enough says the NY Times. Fitness checks; the next big health idea coming to a doctor near you.

Your regular exam from your doctor may not be enough says the NY Times.  Fitness checks; the next big health idea coming to a doctor near you. For years, we have been told about the importance of regular doctor visits to determine our health status.   This exam has been modified over the years, as well as its overall worth being debated. Many of the screens we were told to do for our health have been modified and some we have been told to avoid altogether.   Maybe the problem lies in what our doctors usually don’t check for; fitness. According to Read More »

Being physically unfit is as bad or worse than smoking says the NY Times

Being physically unfit is as bad or worse than smoking says the NY Times It is no secret that many of us not only carry more weight than we should, but also, our physical fitness is often lacking due to todays lifestyles. A recent study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology studied how physical fitness affected lifespan. The study found that smoking had the greatest effect on lifespan, but second to this was our VO2 max, an important determinant of physical fitness. The NY Times recently reported about this studies findings. Check it out here Being Unfit May Be Almost Read More »