We all know that medical science has come up with more than a few ways to treat high blood pressure, which is great. But to what extent can we simply lower our blood pressure by exercising?Continue reading “Move Your Body – Lower Your Blood Pressure”
Do You Need an Activity Tracker?
Despite the fact that you can buy an activity tracking device for your toddler or your pet now, there is actually little evidence that shows they can do anything to improve your fitness. And sure, it would be easy to blame the devices themselves, but I think there is more to this issue than simply inaccurate data.Continue reading “Do You Need an Activity Tracker?”
A Pain in the Neck – Literally! (WorkplaceHero.me)
In this special episode, sourced from the archives of my old podcast, WorkplaceHero, we dive into neck pain and how to deal with it. Neck pain can be caused by any workplace activity that strains your neck and you might feel pain at the base of your skull and down into your shoulders, or you might just feel a knot in your neck. But it is avoidable and that is what we cover in this episode.Continue reading “A Pain in the Neck – Literally! (WorkplaceHero.me)”
Elastic Resistance Bands – how and why to use them
Resistance bands are small, portable, inexpensive, and easy to use anywhere and anytime. If you need some help (or some convincing) to get your resistance training underway, this is for you!Continue reading “Elastic Resistance Bands – how and why to use them”
Menopause? More like MenoGO with NiCole Keith Ph.D.
In the episode, I am joined by sports medicine researcher and past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. NiCole Keith, Ph.D. to discuss the elusive topic of Exercise for Post-Menopausal Women.Continue reading “Menopause? More like MenoGO with NiCole Keith Ph.D.”
Need to Get (Back) in Shape? Here’s a Plan!
Whether you want to get back in shape or you want to get in shape for the very first time, improving your fitness begins by starting where you are, setting reasonable goals, and tracking your progress. In this episode, I will show you how.Continue reading “Need to Get (Back) in Shape? Here’s a Plan!”
How Hard Are You Exercising? (rate of perceived exertion)
You may have heard me say that you should do a particular exercise at a particular intensity or your doctor may have told you to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise per week. Do you need to buy an activity tracker or get a kinesiology degree to know exactly how intense these workouts should be? The truth is that you probably already innately know how hard you are exercising. It’s called Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and it’s already installed in your brain!Continue reading “How Hard Are You Exercising? (rate of perceived exertion)”
What is Exercise Contagion? And how can we catch it?
As fraught as social media can be, it can surprisingly influence your physical health. We all know #goals and #blessed can boost likes in our social networks, both digital and analog. But a few years ago, researchers linked this same phenomenon to fitness.Continue reading “What is Exercise Contagion? And how can we catch it?”
Why You Need a Morning Movement Routine with Brad Kearns (B.Rad Podcast)
Do you have a morning movement routine that you do every day? Don’t think you need one? Well, author, podcaster and former professional triathlete, Brad Kearns, joins me to give you 10 reasons a morning exercise routine will change your life.Continue reading “Why You Need a Morning Movement Routine with Brad Kearns (B.Rad Podcast)”
So Many Reasons to Lift Heavy Things
Everyone and I do mean everyone should consider adding some type of resistance or weight training to their exercise plan. Need some convincing? Well, ok – I am up for the challenge – here are a dozen strong reasons.Continue reading “So Many Reasons to Lift Heavy Things”