Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach I’ve heard that exercise can help strengthen bones and ward off osteoporosis. What are the best exercises for this? The two most important types of exercise to increase bone strength are weight-bearing workouts and resistance training, also called strength training. Any exercise or activity in which you are upright on your feet working against gravity is weight bearing.…
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Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach I’ve started dozens of exercise programs in my life and I’ve ended up quitting all of them. Do you have any advice on how to stick to it? I’m going to answer your question with a question. Why are you exercising?…
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BokehStock / Shutterstock.com Baseball great Babe Ruth excelled on a strict diet of hot dogs and beer. Basketball star Maurice Cheeks led the 76ers to the 1983 championship, powered by chocolate-chip cookies and Hawaiian Punch. Women’s half-pipe snowboarder Alexandra Duckworth prepares for every competition by downing two gallons of coffee. Whether you are a professional athlete or just starting to work out, eating right can fuel your warm-up, energize your activity and maximize your cool down.…
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Taking care of your fascia can bring back ‘bounce’ and ease chronic pain   Photo credit: Thinkstock Say the word “fascia” a few years ago and many people would have given you a blank stare, as apt to think you were referring to a houseplant as to your body’s critical connective tissue.…
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By design, humans are not sedentary creatures but technology, despite its countless positives, has turned many of us into sitting ducks. Recent research has shown that prolonged sitting increases one’s risk of death by up to 40 percent. It almost sounds like the plot for a low-budget horror film, “The Attack of the Killer Chairs! …
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You’ve always dreamed of it – retiring and gaining the freedom to pursue your passions and create your own schedule. But whether you’ll focus on travelling, writing, cooking or family, don’t forget retirement’s most important commitment: staying active. Capitalize on your new-found free time by filling your schedule with movement. No matter if you prefer formal or informal exercise, frequent movement and muscle engagement fights fatigue, arthritis pain, anxiety and chronic health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.…
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