Tips on Weights and Exercises

Wednesday, April, 19th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Davida Wright Galvin

Weight Exercises to Avoid or Do Better #withDavida   If you asked what is the biggest challenge of my job teaching exercise, I’d answer getting my participants to do the movements in a safe and correct manner. That means proper alignment with full and impervious range of motion. This is why weight machines are a good option for lifting weights as it forces you to have better form. A trainer can also give you direct [Read More...]

Oats: Have You Tried Them Lately?

Monday, April, 17th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Danielle Sikorski

Rethinking Oats   I’m still on my oat kick. After this I will be done. It’s just that the benefits of oats are so great; I really want you to experience them. The previous savory ways to have oatmeal were still centered on the traditional bowl of oats and I realize that the texture is not appealing to everyone. These options all allow you to reap the health benefits of oatmeal while enhancing the nutrient [Read More...]

Statins: Are they Right For You? Dr. Peter Rice

Thursday, April, 13th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Dr. Peter J. Rice

  Choosing Between two Goods – Statin Use and Exercise I need to come out of hiding. For as long as I can remember, I have had high cholesterol. Back in the day, the target for cholesterol was less than “200 plus your age”: I was usually at or just slightly above that.  Then the goal cholesterol changed to under 200, and gave about half of all patients (including myself) the diagnosis of high cholesterol [Read More...]

Healthier Energy Gel: Do It Yourself

Monday, April, 10th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Danielle Sikorski

A Healthier Energy Gel “GU”   Move over energy gels—you’ve met your match with chia seeds. Chia seeds are known for their unique ability to form a gel-like substance when mixed with liquid. As stated in my post about the health benefits of chia seeds, they absorb 10x their weight in liquid! Traditionally, Aztecs were said to have consumed beverages made from chia before they went on long endurance runs. The ability to absorb water [Read More...]

Calories Burned During Zumba: How Many Calories Are You Burning?

Friday, April, 7th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Davida Wright Galvin

Everyone Wants to Know the Calories Burned During Zumba: We Have An Answer! #withDavida You’re not going to burn 1000 calories in a Zumba Fitness class. Believe it or not this is a controversial statement.  There has been a meme passed around on the Internet making this claim for years. I’ve spoken out to dispute it as false advertising and have been challenged repeatedly. Okay, yes you can burn 1000 calories in an hour-long Zumba [Read More...]