Get Smarter By Exercising!

dance-classStudies are showing that exercising regularly increases blood flow and improves the generation of new neurons in the area of our brain responsible for long-term memory. And with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia on the rise in the United States, exercise could be one component of lowering risk for developing dementia. According to the Harvard Health Blog, there is a new case of dementia detected every 4 seconds around the globe. Instead – get smarter by exercising!

Working on preventing brain disease can start at any age, and luckily, you can even get benefits when you’re in your senior years. Continue reading “Get Smarter By Exercising!”

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Fitness Tip – One Simple Move to Ensure You Get Your Workout Done

fitness tipExercise is usually the first thing that gets put off if you are busy… but it shouldn’t be! Exercise offers incredible health benefits from, physical to mental, and it helps with the stress of dealing with everything else on that long to-do list!

If you find that you’re not always getting your workout in, what’s the best way to ensure you get it done? I have a fitness tip that my clients and I have been using for years. Don’t be fooled by how simple it is – this is a fitness tip that works! Continue reading “Fitness Tip – One Simple Move to Ensure You Get Your Workout Done”

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8 Benefits of Water Workouts

With the summer here, you may be spending more time at the beach, pool or lake. Are there benefits to working out in the water and can you get a great water workout? Yes you can, and here are 8 reasons why.

1. Less impact. With so many of the exercises we do from day to day, there’s constant and continual pounding on our muscles and joints. Take running for example. It’s the same movement, along with the same pounding on your knees and joints. Continue reading “8 Benefits of Water Workouts”

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Exercise Improves Brain Function

exercise-4If you want improved brain function, get up and move. A recent review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that as little as 45 minutes of exercise per week can improve brain function in your 50s and older.

This is MAJOR! In the past studies have found that exercise has a hand in slowing cognitive decline but this review has showed that exercise improves brain function, even in people who already have mild cognitive impairment.

The study looked at the benefits of exercises which combined both elements of aerobic and resistance training, such as circuits, tai chi, yoga and weight training. Continue reading “Exercise Improves Brain Function”

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Resolution Series: Get Results With Consistent Exercise

joggingIt takes a minimum of 21 days to create a habit and research shows that for most people, the average is more like 66 days. But getting to that 66 days can be a challenge, and many quit their goals for various reasons before the habit sticks.

What motivates one person to get consistent exercise may not necessarily work for someone else. To find out what kind of secondary goal might drive you, ask yourself: What do I enjoy doing? What am I passionate about? Whatever goal you decide upon, make sure it is something you like. Be honest with yourself. If something doesn’t inspire you, it’s not worth pretending it does. Continue reading “Resolution Series: Get Results With Consistent Exercise”

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