Depending on your fitness level, as well as the state of your back, ab exercises like crunches and sit-ups that are completed on the floor can sometimes strain the neck and upper back. Form is crucial with any exercise, but sometimes modifying what plane you work in (e.g., seated or standing, versus laying on the… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Seated Bicycle Crunch
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Women’s Cardiovascular Health Positively Impacted by Mediterranean Diet
One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease (which refers to disease of the heart or blood vessels). And, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. Heart attack symptoms are most often thought if as… Continue reading Women’s Cardiovascular Health Positively Impacted by Mediterranean Diet
Exercise of the Week: Tricep Dip Variation
Traditional tricep dips work your arms and require minimal equipment. This variation incorporates the gliding element of one of your feet. Adding this requires more stability and core strength- as opposed to mainly your arms. For most "gliding" exercises (check out some of our other examples here), you'll need a washcloth, socks, or exercise gliders… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Tricep Dip Variation
Exercise of the Week: Gliding Bridge
This week we continue our series of "gliding" exercises. This type of low-impact exercise is beneficial to overall fitness and for building strength and also helps us avoid injuries. These specific exercises also require little to no equipment, making them great for when you're unable to get to a gym or don't have much equipment… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Gliding Bridge
Why Choose Low Impact Exercises?
In the era of social media and in the season of New Year's resolutions (although by February, 80% of people have dropped their resolutions!), we are often fed the idea that we need lots of equipment, gyms, and complex fitness routines to reach a healthy weight and stay fit. Often overlooked are low-impact exercises and… Continue reading Why Choose Low Impact Exercises?