Should I Lose Pounds or Inches?

Should I Lose Pounds or Inches?

Written by Gail Sas When you first start an exercise program, the scale may feel like your best friend.  Most people find their biggest successes in terms of pounds lost.  This happens during the first few weeks of any new exercise regimen.  However, body weight (the sum total of our body’s contents), can fluctuate based […]

Trampoline Workout

Trampoline Workout

Jumping on a mini trampoline (also called rebounding) is a low-impact cardio workout that improves muscle tone and balance while torching 160 calories per 30 minutes of bouncing, fitness experts say.   Basic Trampoline Bounce routines as follows: 1.       Stand on the mini trampoline with your feet about 6 inches apart.2.   […]

YOUNGER PEOPLE NOT EXEMPT FROM STROKE!

YOUNGER PEOPLE NOT EXEMPT FROM STROKE!

Concept of certain illnesses or disorders are often thought to be age related.  Not true!  Every age range can develop disorders of every kind!Stroke is one of those disorders that are turning up in younger people more frequently. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of […]

Calcium Supplements And Myocardial Infarction

Calcium Supplements And Myocardial Infarction

Image Courtesy: Walter Groesel Once again a report surfaced that put terror in many people’s thinking.  This time it is calcium supplementation.  A recent meta-analysis study suggests that calcium supplements can increase the risk for myocardial infarction. I have read three reviews evaluating the studies. One says that “vitamin D supplements at a dose of approximately […]

Barefoot running brings injuries

Barefoot running brings injuries

Born to run barefoot? Maybe.  Literally born to run barefoot from birth is the norm in some cultures.  The residents live this way easily.  From birth may be the clue.  Not partaking in marathon running routinely may also be part of the picture. However, adeptation isn’t so easy in those who enjoy running for exercise. Many converts have […]

The Benefits in Rebounding

The Benefits in Rebounding

            The Benefits in Rebounding Written by Gail Sas Image Courtesy: scherre This unique exercise tool has been around for approximately 50 years.  Also known as the mini-trampoline, most people might think this should be a child’s activity.  It actually got its start in physical therapy practices.  This exercising tool […]

Arthritis and Exercise

Arthritis and Exercise

 Written by Gail Sas Topics: Aging Research And Life Extension, Exercise It seems as though most of us will develop arthritis to some extent in our life time.  When we develop arthritis, we may think we can’t possibly begin an exercise program or continue the one we are doing. Even if arthritis has been part […]