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How to Perform a Proper Bench Press
Wednesday, October 9 2019 8:29 AM
Categorized In Fitness
John, the Fitness Manager at the Genesis Health Clubs Tara Plaza location, walks through the form and technique to perform a bench press properly. The bench press is an upper body exercise that consists of pressing a weight upwards while your body is in a supine position. This exercise targets the pectoral muscles, or pecs, and triceps. To start a bench press, sit on a bench with your feet on the ground … Read Article
Finding your fountain of youth
Monday, October 7 2019 3:26 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
– How exercise reverses the effects of aging As we age cardiovascular health slowly declines. The heart rate of a 25-year-old produces the ability to pump over 2 ½ quarts of oxygen per minute throughout the body. Each year heart rate begins to decline, dropping 5 to 10 percent over the course of a decade. This decline is what creates diminished aerobic capacity over time, resulting in breathlessness… Read Article
A prescription for a healthy life | Yoga
Saturday, October 5 2019 3:32 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Downward Dog | Upward Dog |Tadasana | Warrior I Tying yourself in knots may be the solution to what ails you. Researchers around the world have been exploring the lasting effects of regular yoga practice on health and have discovered that yoga may provide assistance in the treatment of high cholesterol, insomnia, menopause, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Breathing techniques (Prana… Read Article
Functional Fitness: The Key to Healthy Activity | Personal Training
Friday, October 4 2019 2:29 PM
Categorized In Personal Training
As you go about the hustle and bustle of your daily life, the last thing you should have to worry about is running the risk of getting injured or having difficulty performing the most basic tasks such as carrying groceries or lifting your toddler out of a car seat. Going to the gym and lifting weights may not be working out the muscles and tendons you need to perform everyday tasks. Th… Read Article
What Is the Difference Between a Vegan and Vegetarian Diet?
Friday, October 4 2019 8:48 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Here’s the short answer: vegetarians don’t eat meat (including poultry and fish) but may eat dairy, eggs or both. Vegans take it a step further and don’t consume any animal products. Many vegans also avoid clothing, personal care and household products that are tested on animals or contain animal products. All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are ve… Read Article
Embarrassing Gym Moments and How to Deal
Thursday, October 3 2019 4:20 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We’ve all been through it—you just had an embarrassing gym moment and you're 100 percent positive everyone else saw it. You either tripped on the treadmill, or even tripped just walking toward the treadmill, or maybe you put too much weight on your bar and now you’re struggling to lift it. Embarrassing gym moments happen to the best of us, but how we deal with them truly shows our char… Read Article
6 Easy Tips to Reduce Stress
Wednesday, October 2 2019 1:12 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
With the craziness of day-to-day life and that inevitable extra project that has to be done today, we can all agree that life can get a little stressful. Don’t let yourself get bogged down with the stressors in your life, take a deep breath, and try a few of these easy ways to wind down:   Get moving Exercise releases stress and tension-reducing hormones and helps your body’s ability t… Read Article
Low-Carb Dieting For Beginners
Tuesday, October 1 2019 8:30 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
A low carb diet can be hard to navigate, especially for beginners that are just getting familiar with the idea. Studies show that low-carb diets can result in weight loss and improved health markers, and just about everyone knows someone who has tried it once or twice. If you’re curious about hopping on the low carb train too, here’s where to start. What Is a Low Carb Diet? A low carb diet is one… Read Article
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