When you have osteoporosis, you’ve probably heard that low-impact strengthening exercises are essential to help build bone health. Pilates exercise typically makes the list of low-impact strengthening exercises, but is Pilates safe for osteoporosis? The truth is, it can be a little tricky to tease out which exercises to avoid. A traditional format Pilates class is […]
Whether you’re new to fitness or an old pro, this section will help you brush up on fitness fundamentals to keep it simple and get back to basics.
Do you feel like you never get more flexible no matter how hard you try? Then this article is for you. Stretching longer or “harder” isn’t the answer. In reality, that works against you. Here are my top tips to get flexible fast. (That actually work.) Be consistent First of all, flexibility gains don’t happen overnight.
Walking is one of the most accessible, low-impact workout activities. Whether you’re outside or on a treadmill, this low-impact aerobic exercise can help support a healthy fitness plan and meet daily physical activity goals. 10,000 daily steps is a popular goal (with questionable scientific roots) but when it comes to burning calories, quality matters more
TRX training is becoming a staple at most gyms now, with some even providing group classes. Using a TRX suspension trainer is an efficient way to achieve your fitness goals (at home or at the gym) and is designed with everyone in mind, from beginners to advanced trainers alike. But can TRX replace weight training?
There are way too many choices when it comes to athletic shoes. No wonder most people just pick their favorite color and move on. Running shoes tend to be the default athletic shoe for workouts. But if you’re not running, should you be wearing them? Today we’re looking at running shoes vs. cross training shoes
For a serious fitness junkie, few things are more irritating than a fitness tracker telling you your heart rate is 93 bpm while you’re busting your butt (or worse, endless searching for a connection). You did the work, but still… Fitness trackers have come a long way in recent years, but wrist-worn technology still has
Toe numbness is a common complaint when using this popular cardio machine. Why do my toes go numb on the elliptical? Toe numbness happens due to constant forefoot pressure due to your foot never leaving the platform during an elliptical workout. This compresses the nerves in the foot and results in an uncomfortable bought of
You might think that step aerobics went out with colorful leotards and big hair, but this low-impact cardio blast is still very much alive. Other than the fun factor, what I love about step aerobics is that you don’t have to try that hard to get your heart rate up. It just happens naturally, and
One of the biggest questions about foam rolling (other than which exercises are the best?) is how to choose the right foam roller for your sore muscles. You’d think it would be easy, but so many choices leave you with analysis paralysis. What size foam roller should I buy? That depends on a few different
You don’t need much to get started with fitness, but some workout must-haves that will make your life easier. Don’t worry; I’ve made it easy for you with this list of the best gym bag essentials so you can get off your phone and start your workout! Proper footwear for your activities Did you know