When living with pain from osteoarthritis arthritis and stiff joints, any thoughts of moving around are accompanied by reluctance. However, inactivity can actually worsen the pain. Exercise increases blood flow (delivering nutrients) to the joint where cartilage has worn away, and bone is rubbing on bone. Also exercise helps to: increase flexibility and strength (to… Continue reading Exercise – Help Alleviate Arthritis Pain
What to Eat Before and After an Exercise Session
Pre-Workout It is important to consume a snack/meal that contains the appropriate nourishment prior to an exercise session. Pre-workout nutrition should include carbs (carbohydrates) and easily digestible protein. To avoid indigestion issues and to be able to exercise to full your potential, this pre-workout nourishment should be consumed 1 to 3 hours before starting your… Continue reading What to Eat Before and After an Exercise Session
Exercises that Will Work for You
Exercise is beneficial for the body and for well-being. Whether you want to begin an exercise routine or try something new, where to start? Think about what kind of exercise is interesting to you. Is it a fit with your lifestyle? Aspects to consider: Do you like to work with others or alone (at home… Continue reading Exercises that Will Work for You
Your Biological Age
Each of us has 2 different ages: 1) chronological age, 2) biological age. Chronological age is the number of years one has been alive. Biological age is an estimation of how an individual is functioning in comparison to others who are the same chronological age. In other words, it is an age where the body… Continue reading Your Biological Age
Abs, Core and Glutes – what is it?
There are the abs then the core muscles and, finally, the glutes. Improve your total body health by training these areas of your body. The results will be increased strength, stability and balance. What muscles are involved? The body’s core muscles include: abs (abdominal muscles) back muscles pelvic floor muscles glutes (buttocks) other torso muscles.… Continue reading Abs, Core and Glutes – what is it?
Strength Training Basics – For Seniors
We start losing muscle after the age of 40. Resistance training, AKA strength training, works to prevent this muscle loss and helps to maintain and build healthy bones. During strength training muscle pulls against bone. The force of the muscle pulling against the bone stimulates bone building and improves calcium retention. This increased strength will… Continue reading Strength Training Basics – For Seniors
Keep up your New Year’s Resolution
What was your New Year's resolution? Change a behavior. Accomplish a personal goal. Improve life. Want to exercise, but don’t have time. And/or want to eat clean, but don’t have recipes. FIT CUI PROGRAM IS HERE TO HELP: Improve balance, muscle tone, mental outlook. Smile – Breathe - Feel Great Workout while cooking dinner: step-by-step recipes with… Continue reading Keep up your New Year’s Resolution
Weight Loss Facts
Slim down at a slow and steady rate, eat less / move more: There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. It is safe to lose 1.5 to 2.0 pounds per week. It is generally unsafe to lose more than 2.0 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week, you need a daily reduction of 500… Continue reading Weight Loss Facts
Many of the jobs/careers out there require extended periods of sitting. When sitting too much for too long, the glutes (buttock muscles) begin to not work as efficiently as they should. This leads to tightening and shortening of the hip flexor muscles which can lead to injury, back pain, obesity and osteoporosis. Also, other muscles… Continue reading Essential Glutes
Why change up your exercise routine?
Change up your exercise routine to maintain muscle confusion (a positive thing) so that the body and brain do not adapt to a particular workout. Variation serves to stimulate other muscle groups and overcome boredom, it also burns extra fat. Your body will be more fit, overall, and the brain stays active and sharp. One… Continue reading Why change up your exercise routine?