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Exercise 101: A Beginners Guide to Fitness

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Physical activity is important for a healthy lifestyle and no matter what your age, your body needs exercise. Healthy activity can have many benefits: improving weight, strength, energy, mood, and even balance. It could also help prevent or possibly delay certain illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers, osteoporosis, and diabetes. It can be difficult to […]

Why a Low Fat Diet Isn’t Trouble Free

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Fat-free, low-fat, reduced-fat, or light foods diets aren’t always the answer when you’re trying to lose weight or lower your cholesterol levels. Plus, the foods might not be that appealing. So how can you eat good food, while keeping your health in check? First, let’s get the terminology down. “Fat-free” foods have less than 0.5 […]

6 Exercises To Reduce Injuries While Nordic Skiing

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Here are 6 Exercises To Reduce Injuries While Nordic Skiing. It is that beautiful time of year in the Upper Midwest when the weather turns bitter cold and the snow comes down often indefinitely. For some this means time to never leave the house, and strictly hunker down with extra blankets, but for the brave […]

How Cold is Too Cold to be Outside?

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Colder temperatures are on their way! With the cold come a whole list of things you need to watch out for, slipping, road hazards, ice, we could go on. But you also need to be conscious of the actual temperature outside. In some areas, the temperatures can drop to unsafe conditions for people and it’s […]

Ice vs. Heat: Which One Should You Use?

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It’s an age old question – Should you ice it or apply heat? Sports medicine professional have worked with injuries long enough to know what to do, but when an injury happens at home, how do you know what to do? It boils down to one sentence: “Ice is for injuries, but heat is for […]

4 Tips for Preventing Arthritis

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Over time, our bodies experience wear and tear on our joints. The cartilage provides cushioning and can act like a shock absorber that allows bones to move smoothly over one another. Arthritis causes the cartilage to break down and can lead to painful bone-on-bone movements. While arthritis is common, it’s not just because of age. […]

Dehydration Symptoms and How to Treat It

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Fall and winter are two big seasons for sports and exercise. It’s extremely important to maintain proper levels of hydration during your workout/training. Dehydration can have severe consequences. Here are the signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for: Fatigue Dizziness Headache Muscle cramps Thirst Dark colored urine Dry mouth In extreme cases, people […]

This is Why Daily Stretching is Important

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Athletes use stretching to stay on top of their game and prevent injuries, but it shouldn’t be reserved for just the professionals. Daily stretching can be helpful for everyone. Not only does it improve your flexibility over time, but it can help protect your mobility. Stretching keeps your muscles healthy and strong so your joints […]

Herniated Disc Vs. Buldging Disc: What’s the Difference?

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Back pain can be debilitating for anyone that deals with it, but it’s fairly common. Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason people take sick days (first is the common cold). Obesity and improper lifting techniques are the two most common causes of back pain. Obesity rates have doubled since […]

Holistic Activities to Help Treat Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain throughout the entire body. It can also cause stiffness, sleep problems, fatigue, depression and anxiety too. There is no cure yet for fibromyalgia, but there are ways to help relieve the pain it causes. Exercise is essential to relieving the pain. A strength training and aerobic exercise […]

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