Fit Bodies

Fit Bodies

Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a term most of us are familiar with. We may have had experience with the disease or have a friend or relative who has suffered a fracture due to low bone mass. In fact, osteoporosis may not be diagnosed until the occurrence of…
Floatation therapy has been proven to help ease pain, relax the body and mind, and reduce stress in an incredibly unique way. Your float center takes every step possible to make your floating experience comfortable and cozy before and after every float. Even so, you may still feel unsure about…
Think of the walls of your house: strong, sturdy and providing a solid foundation upon which the rest of the dwelling can be built. The wall can provide the same service to our yoga practice – a strong foundation onto which the rest of the yoga posture can be built.…
Maintaining a healthy weight is important at any age. But avoiding being overweight or obese can be particularly crucial for seniors, considering many illnesses are tied to body weight. Maintaining a healthy immune system also can require eating a balanced, nutritionally sound diet. The Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center…
“The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block?” —B.K.S. Iyengar Have you ever walked into a yoga class, spied the array of yoga props at the back of the room, and wondered, “Am I supposed to…
Many women steer clear of the free-weight areas inside their gyms, opting instead for treadmills and other cardio machines. Some women may not know how to use weights correctly, while others simply don’t want to add any bulk to their frames. But research shows that women who adhere to moderate…
The right combination of diet and exercise is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. While many people find adapting to a healthier diet challenging, that challenge often pales in comparison to the intimidation felt when working out for the first time in years. Exercising after an…
Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine during the holiday season. While the holiday season is an especially busy time of year, men and women who plan and stay dedicated to their routines do…
Diet and exercise are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. While even the busiest men and women can find ways to eat healthy, finding time to exercise can be more difficult. According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, regular physical activity can prevent chronic diseases like heart…
The benefits of routine exercise are plenty. Daily exercise can improve mood, help reduce stress and make it easier for men and women to maintain healthy weights. Regular exercise also can help men and women combat or reduce their risk for various ailments, including some potentially deadly diseases. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis…
Exercise is good for you, but which one? And for how long? And do they have an app for that? And if it’s free, is it effective? Does it have to be painful? Do I have to sweat? What if I don’t sweat? When am I going to lose weight?…
Soccer is on many minds these days. Whether playing it, watching a friend/family member play it or following the World Cup, it’s an exciting time of the year! It is a versatile sport too! Have you ever considered how soccer is like yoga? It can be enjoyed indoors or out,…
Essential oils possess a varied and established history. These extracted plant compounds have been used throughout the ages for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The applications of essential oils are numerous. More than fluids that are pleasing to the senses, they heal the body, stimulate the spirit and calm emotions.…
There are fitness programs everywhere. There are millions of YouTube videos with people telling you how to work out. There are Hulu and Netflix trainers, Facebook pages dedicated to workouts, and a plethora of actual gyms/studios teaching fitness. Obviously some of these programs and the people who wrote them are…
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