Pilates for Core Strength and Flexibility

Article Featured on Verywellfit

Pilates started out like many fitness trends, with many of us wondering if it would be around for the long-term.

With our focus on connecting the mind and body and building a strong core foundation, it’s not surprising that Pilates is not only still around, but growing each year. While Pilates is like yoga in many ways, it has a different focus and provides different results. If you haven’t tried it, learn more about what Pilates is and what it can do for you.

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Why Core Strength Is So Important (It Has Nothing to Do with Sculpting a Six-Pack)

By Lauren Mazzo | Featured on Shape

Stop seeing abs work as an aesthetics-only endeavor. After this, you’ll consider your core your most important muscle group.

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7 Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

Article Featured on Verywellfit

Running in heat and humidity can put you at risk for dehydration, heat stroke, and other heat-related illnesses. Common sense is the key to avoiding problems, so be sure to follow these precautions:

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What Muscle Groups Should I Work Out Together?

Article by Ruben Castaneda | Featured on US News

This article is based on reporting that features expert sources including Denise Austin; Matt Camargo; Brian Grawe, MD; Jonathan Jordan, CPT, WLS, FMT

IT’S AN EXCUSE FITNESS guru Denise Austin hears routinely from people who say they want to get in better shape but who don’t exercise regularly: “I don’t have time to work out.” To this, the perpetually enthusiastic Austin has a ready response: You can effectively work out two or even three sets of muscles together, at the same time.

“Everyone is time-crunched,” Austin says. But having little spare time doesn’t […]

12 Tips For Exercising In Summer Heat

BY DANINE FRUGE, MD | Article Featured on Pritikin

A beautiful sunny day is the ultimate motivation to go outside and play, but the summer heat and exercise can be a risky combination. Danine Fruge, MD, Associate Medical Director at Pritikin shares 12 tips for enjoying a safe, summer exercise program.

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The Best Exercises for Brain Health

There’s a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors.

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans and tests measuring memory and thinking skills in 876 seniors. The tests were done five years apart.

The investigators found a greater mental decline for those who reported low-activity exercises, such as light walking and yoga, compared to those with high-activity levels and exercises like running and cardio workouts.

The difference was equal to 10 years of brain […]

The Many Benefits of Core Strength Training

Article Featured on Canyon Ranch

Many of us equate core strength with a flat belly or six-pack abs. And while those may be motivating goals to you, there are so many more benefits that come from improving core strength than how your midsection looks, including improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain and easier breathing.

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Tone Up Your Triceps With These Top Strength Exercises

By Len Canter | Article Featured on US News

Working your triceps might not always be top of mind, but toning the muscles that run along the backs of your upper arms is key to the smooth functioning of your elbows and to also give bare arms a sleeker look.

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Did You Wait Until Middle Age to Get Fit? It Could Still Boost Your Life Span

By E.J. Mundell | Article Featured on US News

 

 

It’s truly never too late to begin exercising, new research shows. Even for people who were “couch potatoes” in their youth, embarking on a regimen of regular exercise in middle-age can still greatly cut the odds for death from any cause, a major new study finds.

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Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

BY STEVEN REINBERG

Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of intense exercise may slow the growth of colon cancer, Australian researchers report. “We have shown that exercise may play a role in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells,” said lead author James Devin, from the University of Queensland.

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