Health

A Practical Guide to Strengthening your Core

A Practical Guide to Strengthening your Core

If your core is not strong you will suffer the consequences. Your core is the foundation for your strength. Without a strong core, imbalances in the body occur which in turn cause injury and issues later in life.

Foundation, in every aspect of life, is vitally important.

Four Keys to Preparation

Four Keys to Preparation

Spring is a fickle time of year. You never know if it’s going to rain or possibly even snow. Sunshine is always possible and winds can howl to the point of hurricanes. Depending on where you live, the temperatures can be below freezing or above 80 – and each day can be different than the next. So, you have to be prepared for whatever comes your way or you may get caught in a storm. 

Summer's Here and So Is the Heat

Summer's Here and So Is the Heat

Summer is finally here. This means vacations, sunshine, pool parties, BBQ, lazy days and long nights. In the South, it also signals the coming of the dreaded heat and humidity. The it’s-too-hot-to-touch-the-steering-wheel days and the it’s-way-too-hot-to-go-outside days. And, let’s not forget the it’s-definitely-too-hot-to-workout days.

So, how can we beat the heat and stay active? Here are a few summertime tips to help keep you motivated to stay active, even on those too-hot-to-move days.

#MoveinMay - Time to Add Intensity to Your Exercise

#MoveinMay - Time to Add Intensity to Your Exercise

Now that you’re comfortable with moderate physical activities, you can begin to increase your intensity. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intense aerobic activity at least 5 days a week or 25 minutes of vigorous-intense aerobic activity at least 3 days a week - or a combination of both.