February is American Heart Month, a campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease and prevention.
Fitness Over 40
It's easy to stick with your new exercise program for a week or two at the beginning of the year, but how do you get motivated to exercise once the shiny glow of the New Year has worn off? All that resolve you promised yourself in January is hard to hold on to during the cold, dark days of February. If you're already finding your resolution to exercise regularly is on the back burner, these tips to stay motivated may help you get back on track.
The Baby Boom generation is the generation that will never grow old. Or at least that's what we keep telling ourselves. So how did so many of us manage to get so overweight and out of shape? Even if you were an avid athlete in your youth, chances are your life, your career and your family managed to crowd out the physical activities you used to find enjoyable. You may also find that you now have aches, pains, or more serious medical conditions that make exercise difficult or even painful.
The first month of the New Year is more than half over, and if your resolution to get fit for 2012 is already falling by the wayside, you might need a helping hand.
Judging from the crowds on the walking and hiking trails and the cars in the parking lots of the gyms and rec centers this month, I'm guessing that lots of Denverites made a New Year's resolution to get more exercise.
This video came to my attention through Facebook, and I'm on a mission to share it as widely as I can, because the message is simple, clear, and right on the money.
Show of hands: how many of you have been making the same New Year's resolution year after year? "This year I'm going to lose weight," you say. "This year I'm going to get my finances under control." Whatever your resolution, chances are, if you've failed it's because of one of these ten reasons.
Senior exercise routines can dramatically improve a senior's health, happiness and independence. More and more controlled studies are finding that adding regular, moderate exercise to a senior's life can reduce the risk of disease and improve many markers of health and happiness.
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you get less sleep than you need or does the quality of your sleep suffer? If so, you have lots of company. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 25% of Americans report occasional lack of sleep, and 10 % of the population experiences chronic insomnia.
If you're not getting the results you want from your exercise routine, chances are you're making one of these three all-too-common mistakes.