from: Cynthia Goch Foodie Recipe: Springtime is a season on new growth, and the Easter Egg is celebrated as a symbol of new birth.What to do with the extra hard-boiled eggs from Easter? Add some deviled eggs to your family celebration table. They are simple and easy to prepare with only a few ingredients. Call [...]
Laughter can be an effective ‘mini workout’. Research from Stanford University in California shows that laughing hard for just 20 seconds doubles your heart rate for about 1 minute afterward.
Happy Easter! Did you know that Easter is now the second biggest candy day of the year following a close second to Halloween! Easter Baskets filled with sweet treats have always been a tradition in our home. This year while purchasing the typical sweets; including my favorite the marshmallow Peeps, I decided to check out [...]
by: Martin Zackroff The knee joint is one of the more commonly injured joints for athletes as well as active adults. Please read the following about the knee and call if you have any further questions. Anatomy The knee is comprised of three bones, four major ligaments, two menisci, and four muscle groups. The bones [...]
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Squat with Leg Abduction: This leg exercise works just about all the leg muscles, it is great for the glutes and you get even more emphasis on the outer thighs because of the side leg lift! Change it up by holding dumbbells in each hand or a medicine ball on your chest! Remember to do [...]
Kickback-Hammer Curl Combination ~ This is a great time saving move because you are working both your biceps and triceps in 1 combination move. As an added bonus your hamstrings are also being challenged each time you hinge forward to complete the kickback portion of the exercise. Select a weight that is slightly lighter than [...]
Perfect as a breakfast smoothie, post workout snack or tasty treat for the kids! Combine the following ingredients in a blender and mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until desired consistency: 2 1/2 cups of frozen mango chunks 1 1/2 cups low fat Greek yogurt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon of honey [...]
Weight loss is not a physical challenge, it’s a mental one.
Can Antibiotics make You Fat? Overusing antibiotics has not only led to the development of dangerous superbugs, but has changed the bacteria that live inside us. Now evidence …
As the seasons change it presents a great time to change up your workout as well; in fact as one of my favorite clients likes to say ‘Adapt, Adopt and Improve!’ So let’s adapt, adopt & improve your exercise routines by incorporating circuit training. Circuits are perfect because they are so versatile. They are a [...]
Round Kick to Reverse Lunge w/ Torso Rotation This is an advanced challenging exercise that will get your heart rate up, challenge your balance, tone your legs and work your core! If you are new to exercise perform your round kick at a lower height and break the exercise up into 3 parts. Master the [...]
By: Dr. Helise Bichefsky & Ageless Health The increasing rate of diabetes is alarming, but much of this major public health problem can be prevented with early detection, improved care, and education on diabetes self-management. According to the CDC, physicians should take advantage of their patients’ routine office visits to conduct foot and kidney exams, [...]
It’s easy to save calories with a little bit of pre-planning. Pick a couple of the below “Nixes & Switches” to help shave up to 500 calories from your daily total. Remember, 1 pound equals 3,500 calories, if you eliminate 500 calories everyday for 1 week – you will lose 1 pound! 1. Strive for [...]
Anterior Deltoid Punches Follow these ‘how to’ steps to get the most benefit out of your exercise! – Stand with feet hips distance apart, knees soft, chest lifted, back flat & abdominals tight – Hold dumbbells at shoulder height with palms facing each other, elbows flexed & upper arms next to body – Exhale & [...]
by: Martin Zackroff, MPT Mechanical low back pain is a very common diagnosis I see in my clinic. In general terms, this diagnosis describes a person with back pain as a result of a muscular imbalance of strength and/or flexibility. The muscles that need to be optimally strong include the abdominals (core) and the hip girdle musculature [...]
Side Squats Love this leg exercise because when you step to the side you are also targeting your abductor or outer thigh muscles! If you don’t have a barbell simply hold a dumbbell or other weight at chest height! Always remember to use good exercise technique. CLICK HERE to view the proper form! Be Fit, [...]
Prone Leg Extension on stability ball Using the stability ball makes you work twice as hard doing this exercise. This is an advanced exercise and not recommended for anyone with low back issues. Make it easier by lifting your legs 1 at a time and alternating sides. Remember to keep your abs tight and exhale [...]
by: Terri H Ritchie, MS, CCN & Advent Nutrition This is the time of year when most people start to be concerned about the health problems that generally hit during the winter season. Typically, the only preparation most individuals take is to be sure to get a flu shot, especially for the target populations: children [...]
If you are like me you’re not a big fan of winter; however, for some people it is a far more series concern and a real medical condition. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) also referred to as the “wintertime blues” is a type of depression that mainly affects people during the late fall and winter seasons. [...]