4 Differences in How Cardio and Strength Affect Your Health

4 Differences in How Cardio and Strength Affect Your Health

By K. Aleisha Fetters | Article Featured on US News

THE FITNESS WORLD LOVES the debate: cardio or strength training? Which workout is best, and which can you cut from your exercise routine? The reality is cardio and strength don’t need to be mutually exclusive – nor should they be.

“Both [cardio and strength training] need to be included in a well-rounded exercise program,” says Michael Rebold, certified strength and conditioning specialist and director of integrative exercise sciences at Hiram College in Ohio. That’s true whether you are vying for improved body composition, heart health or longevity.

 

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Avoid Common Winter Injuries with These Helpful Tips

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In addition to strengthening your core with Pilates and stretching, it helps to well prepared and be informed with injury prevention and safety tips.

If you’ve experienced an injury or pain while performing a wintertime activity, you are not alone. Personal injury during winter is likely to occur from performing simple activities, especially if you aren’t prepared to prevent an incident. From your back, shoulder and neck to joints and knees, pain and injury in these areas are commonplace during the winter.

The good news? Preventing winter injuries is possible, and you […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Core Training

  By Ismay Parker, Certified Personal Trainer at Team Speed Colorado in Centennial | Article Featured on Colorado Community Media

Physical strength starts in the core. However, the idea of core can mean different things to different people.

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Essentially, this means that there are far more muscles involved in complete core training than most people assume. […]

I took Pilates every day for a month — and was shocked by the physical and mental results

Sara Hendricks | Article featured on Insider

I tried going to a Pilates class every day for a month. Though I didn’t go every single day, I made it to 26 classes over the course of the experiment. At the end of the month, I had a stronger core and much better posture, as well as slightly lessened anxiety.

In May, a fancy Pilates studio in Brooklyn sent me an email. Inside was an opportunity to get unlimited Pilates classes for a month for a ludicrously low price (a deal that, at the time, was offered to anyone who had […]

8 Benefits Of Barre Class That Will Make You Want To Add Some Pliés To Your Workout

By REBECCA DECZYNSKI | Featured on Bustle

While the ballet-inspired fitness trend has quickly taken over, it isn’t without reason that many people are heading to the barre for their workout. With small, isometric movements and a focus on the core, the many barre class benefits go to show that this popular fitness option isn’t just a meaningless fad. And with so many fitness boutiques like Pure Barre, Pop Physique, Physique 57, Bar Method, and many others, it’s easy to jump on this craze.

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Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from about 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes, even forearms, elbows, or feet are used. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, up to 25 percent of American adults had a massage at least once during 2016-2017. And, they have a wide range of reasons for doing so. More and more people […]