Many of us tend to forget the importance of regularly warming up before our workouts. Now, that warm up may vary from person to person, or workout to workout, but the point being, it should always be the first step you take before you even think of jumping into those Tabata sprints or that heavy lifting session. In this post, we’d even like to encourage you to limber up before you head out on your Black Friday or Small Business Saturday shopping sprees. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Don’t Forget to Limber-up!
All right people! It’s time to get serious about whatever you are reaching for…what is your most important health goal right this very minute? Think about it, if you had to pick just one–SPECIFIC–thing to strive for RIGHT NOW, what would it be? Would it be to lose 5 pounds, lose 3 inches, fit into those jeans from last year, get your blood pressure down, be able to play touch football with the kids on Thanksgiving, sign up for that race this summer, or something else? Now write just that ONE thing down on a piece of paper (or even as a comment) and start telling everyone you know! Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Commit to Get Fit!
By Tom Feest
A recently published article in the New York Times “Women’s Flexibility is a Liability (in Yoga)” inspired me to write this post. The article discusses how women are at greater risk for hip joint damage because they tend to be more flexible, especially in the hips, than men. Some of the poses in yoga require hip positioning that moves beyond normal mechanical limits this factor paired with high flexibility increases the chance of injury. I believe it’s more a matter of taking basic safety precautions, the same that you would (or should) take when engaging in any other form of physical activity. Continue reading Women’s Flexibility is NOT a Liability in Yoga
We all know it’s a little crazy when we start seeing Christmas decorations popping up in stores immediately after Halloween. (If not before!) But maybe they have a point? Maybe we should start getting (our bodies) ready for the holidays a little earlier, rather than doing damage control afterwards. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!
By Elite Sports Clubs Trainers
We love this time of the year. Fall is here once again! The changes in colors, the smells, perfect outdoor weather that’s not too hot and not too cold. And of course Packer football!! However, each year we’re surprised by how our bodies and mood are affected by the change in season. Have you noticed a change in your mood lately? Are you more tired and irritable than usual? Do you find that you are craving more carbohydrates? Is it harder for you to get out of bed in the morning? All of these are common symptoms of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading 3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder