Walking for Weight Loss and Weight Management

By on December 30th, 2015

The simplest exercise available is placing one foot in front of the other and walking. Because this is something we do every day, walking for weight loss is often overlooked as a valuable tool for weight management. A 140-pound person walking at a moderate pace for 20 minutes will burn approximately 92 calories while increasing heart […]

Weight Lifting Benefits in Older Adults

By on December 29th, 2015

When someone talks about weight lifting, perhaps you picture young, muscled athletes lifting outrageously heavy barbells over their heads. But today, weight lifting, or strength training as it is sometimes called, is for everyone. Studies have shown that moderate weight lifting produces significant health benefits in older adults, even if they do not begin exercising […]

Winter Fitness Programs Foster Year Round Fitness

By on December 24th, 2015

Winter Fitness Programs Foster Year Round Fitness The urge to “hibernate” in winter is strong, even for us humans. However, you are better off staying in shape than struggling to catch up come spring. And winter exercise benefits more than just physical fitness; it is also a powerful antidote for the winter blues. Your options […]

Pelvic Fracture: Rehabilitation After Multiple Fractures

By on December 21st, 2015

A pelvic fracture is complicated by nature. The pelvis is actually made up of three “rings” of bone: one major, large ring and two smaller rings. While a mild fracture of the pelvis can heal on its own, more serious fractures like those sustained in automobile accidents often require surgery and intensive physical therapy rehabilitation. […]

After Rotator Cuff Surgery: Regaining Normal Function

By on December 20th, 2015

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff is often a last-resort treatment, one that requires extensive rehabilitation to return your shoulder to full range of motion without pain. After rotator cuff surgery, full recovery will take from 4 to 6 months, depending upon the reason for the surgery, the type of surgery and the patient’s […]

Weight Training For Adolescent Girls – Is It Safe?

By on December 18th, 2015

Is Weight Training For Adolescent Girls Safe? An important part of strength training, weight training for adolescent girls provides many health benefits, along with increased strength and endurance in athletics. Because girls produce much less testosterone than boys during puberty, your daughter’s muscles will enlarge a little, but most of her increased strength will come […]