Tennis-Specific Exercises - Health Works Collective
Special performance enhancement exercises are your best resource when you are working toward a specific sport or activity. We've got a specific exercising program or workout in our online personal trainer, but let’s just take a look at some choice exercises for the avid or aspiring tennis player
#HealthyLiving Saturday: Your lower back hurts and all you want to do is rest with an ice pack glued to your back. But some types of exercises are incredibly good for your back. They will strengthen your back, stomach and leg muscles. They will help your muscles support your spine and relieve your low back pain much faster.
A Look at Suspension Training Systems - Health Works Collective
Saturday #HealthyLiving Edition: One of the hottest trends in the fitness industry is Suspension Training Systems. Those of us over 50 can get into the act as well. The idea is that you hang from your hands or feet in several different directions and then contract your muscles against gravity. Simple, easy to set up and transport - plus, you control how much effort you have to exert.
The Holy Grail of Weight Loss - Health Works Collective
Saturday #HealthyLiving Edition: A recent local TV station news broadcast promoted an upcoming story as “The Holy Grail of Weight Loss.” Now we’re talkin’! Who’s not looking for that - the fast way to lose weight? But it has been clinically proven time and again that losing weight slowly, which requires some degree of lifestyle change, is the only way to keep the weight off for good.
What If You Stopped Going Outside?
Most of us know the power of being outside, enjoying fresh air and getting some sun exposure. It can make us feel good, but there are also some real health benefits. Check out this video from ASAPscience to learn more about the health impact of going outside and the harms of staying indoors
Exercise Routines That Are All Wet! - Health Works Collective
Looking for something different and splashingly refreshing for your exercise routine? Be a kid again and jump in the pool. Not to just float or play around: we’re talking about real honest exercise here that can help you lose weight and gain muscle
Hexoskin: A Second Skin for the Quantified Athlete and Maybe Even You! - Health Works Collective
Since 2006, a group in Montreal has been developing and refining a wearable body metrics system they call Hexoskin, testing it on themselves as they run, cycle, ski or work out daily. Their vision has grown beyond the personal, and they have imagined a whole host of uses their smart shirt, with its all-textile sensors, could be put to.
Can Violent Sports Survive the Impact of Concussions? - Health Works Collective
As studies and accompanying news coverage about the long-term dangers of head trauma have emerged over the past few years I’ve been thinking about what American sports will look like a generation from now. The NFL’s recent $765M settlement with retired players has me thinking about it again
Getting the Most Out of Your Golf Game - Health Works Collective
Ah golf. I love this game. When I can find the time to squeeze in a round I want nothing to get in the way. So when I heard that Sitka Wellness was putting on a Golf Workshop to learn how to get the most out of your game and prevent injuries, I grabbed a friend and we went to go and check it out
Person-Centered HealthCare: Tried Yoga Once? Try Again. - Health Works Collective
Tried Yoga Once? Try It Again! - With so many yoga styles and classes available in most cities, I often recommend that yoga newbies try a few different styles of yoga. Choosing the best yoga for your body and your fitness personality is integral to enjoying your yoga experience and receiving the benefits of your practice.
Person-Centered HealthCare: Healing Trauma With Yoga - Health Works Collective
Healing Trauma Through Yoga - Kyra Haglund, a somatic psychotherapist and yoga teacher specializing in trauma, suggests that yoga causes a physiological shift in one’s internal space. This usually lowers levels of cortisol, which cause stress. This kind of shift can also increase serotonin and dopamine, which are the feel good hormones.
How to Become a Minimalist Runner - Health Works Collective
How to Become a Minimalist Runner - While minimalist shoes attempt to change the way people run, people can be trained to run differently in any type of shoe. 90% of runners will heel strike in traditional shoes. Unfortunately there’s a group of about 10% of runners that will heel strike regardless of shoe.
Healthy Tech: 5 Devices Designed to Improve Health - Health Works Collective
Healthy Tech - Staying healthy is a daily challenge, but you don't have to do it alone. Thanks to millions of dollars of innovation and research, there's a bevy of tech gadgets on the market that make it easier to stay in shape and maintain your health. Here are five great devices that have been designed to improve both your health and your general quality of life.
Go - Fetch - Run! - DOGS may be our best friends, but that doesn’t necessarily make them the easiest exercise partners. The fitness trainer Angi Aramburu thinks otherwise, though, and this spring she started Go Fetch Run, an exercise class in which owners and their dogs can work out and play together.
He Says Run. She Says Lift.
Running or Weights: What's the Best Way to Stay Fit? - Running is my husbands thing; weight training is mine. Our running joke is that we have a Running Argument: a debate over which type of workout, his or mine, provides the optimal benefit for health and fitness as we age.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Athletic Shoes - Athletic shoes have two primary types of traction. One keeps you sticking to the ground as you move forward. The other, called rotational traction, kicks in when you move sideways or shift direction. The amounts of each type of traction depend on a shoe’s outsole material and on whether it has cleats and, if so, how many, their size and shape, and how they are positioned.
The Scientific 7 Minute WorkOut - The exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, while, throughout, the intensity hovers at about an 8 on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10, Mr. Jordan says. Those seven minutes should be, in a word, unpleasant. The upside is, after seven minutes, you’re done.