Exercises

dirt bike riding stretches and strengthening

Dirt Bike Riding: Stretches and Strengthening

All Enduro or motocross riders know there are few activities more fun than spending a day in the dirt or sand. What makes the day even more special is when you end the ride exhausted and in ONE PIECE! While many people view riding a motorized bike as fun and relaxing, it is actually quite…

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10 Ways Walking Keeps You Well

10 Ways Walking Keeps You Well

The American Heart Association recommends that you walk or perform moderate aerobic activity for a total of 150 minutes per week. This is ideally spread throughout the week and can even be performed in shorter daily sessions. Walking is not only an exercise that keeps you healthy, but it is a free (and easy!) way…

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resistance training vs cardiovascular training

Resistance Training Vs. Cardiovascular Training

If you are new to working out, or even a self-proclaimed “gym rat,” at some point you’ve probably wondered which form of training is most beneficial for you. Or maybe you’ve never thought about it and this blog will begin to generate some interest and questions. Well, I’m here to answer those for you! What…

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The One Hundred Pilates Exercise

Mikayla’s Top 10 Pilates Exercises

  Have you been searching for a full-body, low-impact workout option? You know, one not as generic as lifting weights or biking a few miles? Great news! Pilates may be the perfect choice for you! First off, what exactly is Pilates? Pilates a form of low-impact cardio that helps with postural alignment, flexibility, and muscular…

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S.T.A.Y. F.I.T. as a SENIOR CITIZEN

  TIRED of being unhealthy in retirement? Looking for ways to stay active in your golden years? Follow our acronym below for some ways SENIORS can S.T.A.Y. F.I.T. Swimming and Water Aerobics. Exercising in the water is a great low-impact activity and it is fun! Water exercise is gentle on the joints, helps build muscle…

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Home Gym Equipment

Must Have Equipment for Your Home Gym

  Patients often ask me what home equipment would be best for them to purchase? That seems like a simple question, but when you think about it, there are many different answers. What do they like to do for exercise? Do you have any underlying conditions? What can you afford? What are your goals? In…

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Exercise: A Little Goes A Long Way

After an injury or surgery, you may be faced with unexpected physical deficits. These new limitations not only impact your performance when completing daily tasks but may also hinder your ability to mentally cope with the injury. It is hard for some people to wrap their mind around the idea that our bodies can break…

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Resistance Training Can Alter Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Children

The rise in incidence of childhood obesity is a major concern that has been associated with lifelong health problems. The majority of exercise to counteract childhood obesity has focused on aerobic exercise as a method to improve body composition. Although aerobic exercise is appropriate, resistance training may offer unique benefits over aerobic exercise including decreased…

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Cool Down: The Importance of Exercise Recovery

Preparation for your next event begins immediately after you finish your current activity. Proper nutrition, hydration, and rest are all important aspects of recovery. One component which tends to get overlooked is the cool down. Taking 10 minutes following your activity to stretch your muscles will give you a tremendous advantage in recovery over those…

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Video: Dead Bug Progressions for SAFE Core Training

Many core exercises you see performed at your local gym are causing more harm than good. For example, the ab crunch machine is placing your spine in a hyper flexed position, causing compressive forces on your discs which may cause damage to the discs themselves or the nerves running from your spine to your extremities….

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