By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA-CSCS Mindfulness, which promotes focus, self-regulation, and non-judgmental awareness of one’s thoughts and emotions, can act as a catalyst for developing this mental toughness.
By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA-CSCS In the summer, spending an hour or more in the gym may not be the most desirable way to get your exercise in. If you enjoy being outdoors, it’s ok to skip the gym and workout outside.
By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA-CSCS Organized sport participation can provide a healthy outlet for stress and can help adolescents to develop coping mechanisms for dealing with stress.
By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA, CSCS Exercise is an important part of cancer care, and it should be encouraged for all patients who are receiving chemotherapy.
By Siobhan Hicks, MPH There are so many benefits to losing weight, especially as it relates to heart health and enhancing heart function, and improving metabolism. Being able to reach and maintain a healthy weight is a great start to improving one’s heart health.
By Siobhan Hicks, MPH Although the types of stretches and duration of performing them vary amongst professionals, research has long found the benefits of stretching and flexibility for different age groups, especially among older adults.
By Siobhan Hicks, MPH Researchers have suggested that higher emotional intelligence (EI) is linked to improved psychological and physical health. Those who have higher EI are skilled both in understanding and regulating their own emotions, and in reading and managing the emotions of others.
By Siobhan Hicks, MPH When people are stressed and trying to make certain decisions (big or small), they are more likely to postpone choices or stick with the status quo, less likely to plan ahead, and more likely to be distracted by irrelevant information.
By Gabe Sanders Ph.D., NSCA-CSCS As overweight and obesity continue to increase in society, there is an increased risk for younger women to develop heart disease as well.