The American Heart Association® recommends 2.5 hours per week of moderately intense activity to maintain good health; only about one in five adults and teens report following this guideline. Take a look at three ways in which older adults can begin their fitness journey by walking one-hour per week and gradually increase their exercise over time.
If the acronym “HIIT” or high-intensity interval training makes you cringe, check out these three tips on how to reap the benefits of a high-intensity workout routine minus the high impact.
Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. The goal of this week is to increase awareness of male health issues and to encourage institutions to develop health policies and services that meet the specific needs of men, boys and their families. During Men’s Health Week, incorporate these healthy habits into your lifestyle: Schedule a Yearly Checkup […]
According to the American Chiropractic Association, posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the […]
“Last June, Roger Viadero, started having Parkinson’s like symptoms and he’s been trying to knock out the disease ever since.” – Sierra Fox, Local DVM Rock Steady Boxing is a circuit-style boxing class for people with Parkinson’s to help improve reflexes, balance, neuromuscular memory, posture and slow the progression of the disease symptoms. Small group […]
February is American Heart Month. No matter your age, making smart choices now will support a lifetime of health. Make a commitment this month to learn about healthy lifestyle habits for a healthy heart. Here are four tips to boost your heart health and help prevent heart disease and conditions: Exercise—Regular cardiovascular exercise helps to […]
October 22 – 28 is National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) describes this week as an “opportunity to promote the health benefits of massage” (AMTA, 2016). There are several different types of massage treatments to target your specific needs. Here are ten health benefits you’ll receive when you incorporate massage therapy […]
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is a platform to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Here are a few tips on how you can get involved during this month: Join an event—Find an event in your area that contributes to the fight against breast cancer Be […]
Wednesday, September 27 is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. This is the nation’s largest national health promotion for women of all ages that occurs every year on the last Wednesday in September. The goal of this event is to encourage women to take control of their health and learn the facts they need to […]
Achieving a healthy and active lifestyle for you and your family is easier than you think. Your family can make better choices and develop healthy habits using these simple tips: Stock your home with healthy options Avoid filling your fridge with sugary foods, drinks and processed items. Create a meal plan using whole grains and […]
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