Getting Active

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Posted: Jun 18 in Getting Active by

Walking your dog has many benefits for both you and your dog. Walking your dog allows both you and your pet to get physical exercise, even if it is just for a brief time each day. A walk provides much needed mental stimulation for each of you. Your dog will become mentally bored if it is not allowed to experience different scenery from day to day. Lastly, bonding is very important to have a great long-lasting connection with your pet. Walking with your dog will grow that emotional bond to build trust and friendship. [Read more]

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Hate Working Out? Here Are Five Tips For Exercising Anyway

Posted: Apr 30 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Do you hate working out? Do you recognize that staying fit is crucial to health and wellness, but dislike exercise so much that you almost never work out? If so, you aren’t alone. Getting and staying fit is a mighty struggle for many of us. Luckily, all is not lost. Check out the following five practical exercise tips for people who hate working out. [Read more]

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The Five Benefits of HIIT Workouts You Should Know About

Posted: Mar 26 in Getting Active by

In the fitness world, high-intensity interval training has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. High-intensity interval training — or HIIT for short — is a style of workout in which brief periods of intense effort are punctuated by short rests. As it turns out, HIIT offers some powerful advantages over other styles of exercise. Here are the five big benefits of high-intensity interval training. [Read more]

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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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