Thursday, September 27, 2012

Circuit Training

People are moving away from commercial gyms to Recreations Center's, home gym's, and Condo facilities. Most of these locations are fitted with preset circuit machines. You can still get a great workout with free weights. Here are some tips: move quickly from exercise to exercise, get creative, perform reps to failure at 25 to 30 on each move, and have fun.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Take Care of Your Brain

Although the brain is only 2 percent of the body's weight, it uses a whopping 20 percent of its oxygen supply, as well as 20 percent of blood flow. Feed your brain daily with oxygen from exercise, healthy essential fatty acids, and at least 64oz of water daily. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Encouraging Healthy Children

Not getting enough physical activity has been shown to cause weight gain in children. Encourage children to play at least 30 to 60 minutes a day. Go for family walks or bike rides. Play sports or join a boy's and girl's club. Walk instead of riding in a car.

Limit TV and video games to no more than one hour a day. Remove the TV from the child's bedroom. Jump rope, dance skate, or play Frisbee with your child. Take your family to the park or pool. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Exercise to Boost Your Immunity

Adding 30 minutes per day of brisk walking (walking at a pace that makes it hard to carry on a conversation) will have a profound impact on boosting your immune function. Science has repeatedly shown us that getting regular exercise will improve our overall immune function. 
The impact on our immune system is two-fold: increased immune cell production and stress reduction. Stress is one of the leading causes of a weakened immune system. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Diet for the Season

According  to the David Foreman, RPh., N.D. diet plays a large role in immune system support. One way to boost your immune system is to avoid sugar and other white foods like pasta, bread, cake, and honey. These type foods make your immune cells ineffective at fighting off disease for extended periods of time. Dairy should also be avoided because it thickens mucous, which can lead to infection. 

Instead, a diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, fish and lean cuts of meats can help your immune system function properly.