By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA-CSCS The concept of building a base level of conditioning and then building up your mileage can apply to anyone and with any form of exercise.
A Simple Workout: Walk Walk Walk
By Jonathon Stavres PhD, ACSM-EP-C Walking is generally overlooked when someone considers moderate intensity exercise. However, walking can be very beneficial.
Pokémon Go; Should we give it a chance?
By Jonathon Stavres MS, ACSM-EP-C This new Pokémon Go app has changed the way that game is played so drastically that some kids are beginning to modify their own daily routines.
Accurate and Reliable Fitness Trackers equals increased motivation; Do you have one yet?
By Jonathon Stavres MS, ACSM-EP-C Research indicates that any accurate and reliable fitness tracker may be an easy way to track your daily activity and to add extra motivation…..
Exercising with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD); Walking is best
By Jonathon Stavres MS, ACSM-EP-C Walking is an exercise that can keep the pain associated with ischemia low, but still elicit the cardiovascular benefits of other aerobic exercise.
Can Excessive Running Damage Your Heart? Walking maybe better
By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA- CSCS Researchers have found that running a marathon may break down the heart muscle tissue in a negative way.
Exercise with a Friend to Improve Depression
By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA-CSCS While there is no easy way to cope or cure depression, a natural therapy that has been found to be effective for many people is to exercise or be physically active with other people.
Battling Bone Mineral Loss with Resistance Training Exercise
By Gabe Sanders PhD Research agrees that high intensity resistance training (> 80% of your maximum strength) two or more days per week (3 days being the most beneficial) is the ideal way to combat the negative effects of frailty and osteoporosis.
Burning calories, being physically active: A mind set, not a chore
By Gabe Sanders PhD, NSCA-CSCS According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the term “physical activity” is defined as any movement that results in muscle contraction. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that older adults (55 years and older) engage in some type of physical activity for a minimum of 2.5 hours weekly.