Let’s face it ladies, menopause is inevitable. And guys you have your own version of it too. But as inevitable as some age-related changes are, you don’t have to become fat, flabby and inflexible – that is entirely by choice for the vast majority of people. I said it was a choice. I didn’t say
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“Above all else, breathe.” That is a quote from Joseph H. Pilates, the man who invented a system of movement now popular around the world. Obviously, many ancient practices encourage breathing for meditation and health regulation. Joe integrated much ancient wisdom in his method. But we are only now as a Western society catching on to
Are you over the age of 30? Then you’re already on the sarcopenia road – age related muscle loss. If you’re inactive you naturally lose as much as 5% of your muscle mass every decade starting in your 30s. Even if you do workout, there will be some muscle decline. You can however, minimize how
What do people want to know most about their health? Here are some of the top health concerns people search for online from a piece I wrote for Baylor Medical Center.
According to a new study from Michigan State University, students who exercised regularly had slightly higher GPAs than those who did not. Of course, there’s the added bonus of better health, energy, and attitude too. The research also indicated that students with memberships stayed in school longer. An increase of 3.5 percent in two-year retention
I recently spent some time teaching private Pilates sessions at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The population skews older with the average being in their 60s. Part of my protocol is to gather information about health conditions and medications. Whether your are an instructor or client – do not skip this part. As I discovered, most of
When I first started in the fitness business more than 10 years ago, someone said to me, “personal trainers are just babysitters for people who don’t know how to work out.” Oh yeah? Tell that to professional athletes and Olympic champions who rely on their trainers for inspiration, motivation, and fitness know-how. And now those