Planks are a fantastic way to build strength and stability. They are also one of those exercises that you can do without any equipment (and anywhere!), or you can add in weights, or modify and add different movements to challenge different parts of your body. This week's variation is a simple spin on a traditional… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Cross-Under Planks
Squats are an excellent exercise to help strengthen your quads (front of the legs), the hamstrings (back of the legs), as well as the glutes. Often what happens, though, is that people squat with a form that either doesn't engage the muscles, or sets them up for injury- especially if they start to add weights.… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: How to Do A Squat
If you've ever tried to find the reason behind why you can't seem to lose those stubborn pounds, you've likely discovered information that indicates stress can impact weight. Occasional anger and stress differ from chronically heightened emotions, as do the physiological reactions that result. Apart from how our body reacts to anger and stress, the… Continue reading How Does Anger Impact Weight?
A spin on a traditional bridge, this combination incorporates a shoulder press. This movement works your legs, glutes, core, and shoulders. Lay down on the ground, with your heels brought in towards your bottom, at roughly 45 degrees. Hold a light weight in each hand, with each weight aligned parallel to your legs (roughly), and… Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Bridge Shoulder Press Combo
Physical activity impacts every aspect of your life. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, aids in digestion, lessens the risk of Osteoporosis, wards off diabetes, helps regulate blood pressure, and improves cardiac strength (just to name a few benefits). Any amount of physical activity can help. Regardless of your age or fitness level, physical activity can help your quality of life. What many people don’t realize is that every moment of physical activity also helps improve cognitive health.