Exercise and Diet Can Reduce Blood Pressure

2012-10-02 / Fitness / Comments Off on Exercise and Diet Can Reduce Blood PressureComments

Results from a new study should be of no surprise for those who are familiar with the benefits of exercise: It found that exercise, combined with a low-calorie diet, is very effective for reducing blood pressure in overweight people. The study was reported at the American Heart Association’s 55th Annual Fall Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 4

2012-09-14 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 4Comments

It looks like you had a great week of exercise! Great variety and frequency. If you can have a week like this all the time, you will see the results that much quicker. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1

2012-09-14 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1Comments

Only the tape measure cheers me up this week. I’ve lost another inch around my hips, waist and chest.
Well, the exercise plan is just a bit too ambitious. Pushups from my knees to about 4 inches off the ground have proven very difficult to start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal

2012-07-03 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s JournalComments

Well, you can see from my exercise chart that I wasn’t too active in the way you expect. I kept in mind that I ought to do something, and Tae Bo was the best choice for intense movement for the least time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 4

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 4Comments

Your assessment of fat grams seems a little low — be sure to count a teaspoon of olive oil as 4 grams of fat, and every ounce of cheese as 8 grams of fat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 1

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 1Comments

This week went fairly well, though I’m still unfortunately in the 149 to 149.5-pound range. I did a better job eating full dinners and even a few actual lunches instead of my usual array of snacks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leigh’s Journal: Week 1. Part 1

2012-03-19 / Fitness / Comments Off on Leigh’s Journal: Week 1. Part 1Comments

Well, this week contained surprises and emotional upheavals.

I did not have time for diet or exercise, but I haven’t taken care of those areas of my life for years. I allow circumstances to override logic and choose convenience of the moment over self-care.

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Exercise Motivation Differs for Men and Women

2012-03-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Exercise Motivation Differs for Men and WomenComments

Ever wonder what motivates your members to exercise? New findings show that men usually rely on other men to motivate them to exercise, while women depend on their families for support.

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How To Grow a Self-Confident Daughter, Part 1

2012-02-22 / Health / Comments Off on How To Grow a Self-Confident Daughter, Part 1Comments

Please Note: When considering these guidelines, take into account the age and maturity level of your daughter.

Listen to who your daughter is, not whom you want her to be — It’s a natural tendency for us to want our girls to make all of the “right” choices because, of course, we have all of the right answers. Unfortunately, what is right for you may not be best for your daughter. Although it’s difficult, respect your daughter’s inner wisdom as she chooses interests and begins to establish her own identity. She will be far more determined and confident in following the path she has chosen for herself. Read the rest of this entry »

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LifeStyles Akron General Hospital, Part 1

2011-12-20 / Health / Comments Off on LifeStyles Akron General Hospital, Part 1Comments

Many fitness facilities have tried to integrate a variety of health-related services under one roof. A physical therapist, for example, could have an office within a health club. Usually, however, these operations are self-contained sub-units within the physical space. Fitness equipment is often duplicated within each of these units, leading to parallel — not integrated — operations. LifeStyles, however, has achieved a true integration of services. It has brought together a variety of rehabilitation and prevention services and achieved economies of scale while providing members with unparalleled access to health and fitness programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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