Getting Active

8 Exercise Trends That Don’t Require a Gym

Posted: Jan 30 in Getting Active by

You are probably familiar with gym workouts that include cardio machines and some weight lifting. Those fitness sessions can produce results, but they sometimes get boring. Shake things up by trying an exercise trend that doesn’t require time spent in a gym, or even indoors. Here are 8 trends in exercise that you can try with no gym membership required. [Read more]

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Exercise at Your Desk: Whittle That Waist

Posted: Nov 14 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Sit in your chair comfortably, your back pressed against the back of the chair with a straight spine, feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on your waistline. Make sure your shoulders are down so the tension is relieved in that area. Gently turn your torso to the right, also looking to the right. Hold for a few seconds, and then return to the forward facing position. Do the same exercise to the left. Repeat 10-20 times on each side. [Read more]

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Why Men Should Practice Yoga, Too

Posted: Sep 30 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Yoga is a female-dominated fitness activity. When men think of yoga, they likely picture twenty women at a yoga studio donned in sweatpants. Each performs impossible bends and twists, discussing abstract ideas of “energy” and “prana.” It is not something men are particularly drawn to, especially since many of the necessary skills are weak or even absent in males. [Read more]

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Go the Distance with Your Weight-Control Plan

Posted: Sep 26 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Most people consider embarking on a diet or exercise program at some time of their life. When setting new weight-loss goals, most individuals shoot for the stars and start the process feeling highly motivated. [Read more]

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Five Ways to Reduce Joint Pain Through Exercise

Posted: Sep 19 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 15 million Americans suffer from joint pain. For many, this pain is caused by illnesses such as arthritis or gout. For others, the pain is derived from old sprains, breaks, or other injuries. [Read more]

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6 Ways Going Outside Can Help You Lose Weight

Posted: Sep 12 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Research has shown that spending time in the great outdoors reduces stress, strengthens immunity, and relieves pain. But here’s something else going outside can do: help you lose weight. [Read more]

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How to Choose the Perfect Personal Trainer for You

Posted: Aug 30 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

A personal trainer can help create a more personalized fitness plan for you. You want a professional that will help you meet your goals. To find the best personal trainer for you, use these five tips: [Read more]

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Child Fitness: Helping Children Achieve Fitness Goals

Posted: Aug 27 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Your child is your prized possession and means more to you than anyone can imagine. Yet, there he sits – in front of the video game system, spending his days playing a game that you have no idea what the goal is, nor do you even attempt to get it. [Read more]

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7 Strategies to Speed Up Your Weight Loss

Posted: Aug 24 in Getting Active, Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle by

Weight loss is a tricky game, and sometimes you just can’t make your body go into weight loss mode as quickly as you’d like. Most doctors agree that the key to losing weight and keeping it off long-term is to lose one to two pounds each week. [Read more]

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3 Ways to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy

Posted: Aug 17 in Getting Active, Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle by

Get on your way to a healthier you by incorporating weight training, cutting out sugar, and planning your meals in advance. [Read more]

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