Workouts

Woman uses exercise band to perform shoulder mobility routine.

Shoulder mobility issues can make lifting, pushing, pulling, opening doors, and performing a wide range of everyday arm movements of any size significantly more challenging than they used to be or should be. Fortunately, there are many simple shoulder workouts that can help you regain strength, flexibility, and overall mobility. What are some of the Read more…

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An older couple exercises to enhance mobility.

Around 35% of seniors between 70 and 85 years old have mobility limitations. This functional impairment results from decreased muscle mass and strength, joint stiffening, and pain from age-related conditions like arthritis. Inactivity can accelerate the decline in muscle strength, exacerbate joint stiffness, and elevate the risk for chronic conditions like diabetes. The Sworkit exercise Read more…

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Older woman exercises at home to prevent falls.

Each year, one in four seniors experience a fall, stemming from a combination of factors, including diminished balance, muscle weakness, and chronic health conditions like arthritis. Some falls also result from hazards like loose rugs or poor lighting.The falls aren’t just minor occurrences. Instead, they cause serious injuries that can lead to complications like chronic Read more…

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Woman performs simple exercises sitting on the floor to promote good posture.

Do you have a distinct memory of being told to stand up straight, pull your shoulders back, keep your chin up, or a million other things related to your posture? There’s a reason our parents and grandparents called attention to good posture. They knew that someday the little things we did, like walking with our head Read more…

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Man holds his elbow because of pain from tennis elbow.

“Tennis elbow” is more accurately called lateral epicondylitis. It does not just affect tennis players, despite the name (although it certainly can). You are at risk of tennis elbow if you engage in any repetitive motion of the wrist and arm. Plumbers, painters, carpenters, and butchers often experience it. Symptoms of Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow Read more…

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The sciatic nerves are the longest nerves in the human body. Several nerve roots emerge from either side of the spine in the lower back and merge to form the two sciatic nerves, left and right. These run down the back of the left and right legs. The large sciatic nerves connect the spine to Read more…

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A person uses a roller ball to relieve plantar fasciitis pain.

Plantar fasciitis is very common. It is characterized by stabbing heel pain, which can be particularly severe when taking the first few steps after resting or after long periods of sitting. The initial pain resolves after walking a few steps but tends to return later if you continue to move. The plantar fascia is a Read more…

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Sworkit makes fitness simple. With Sworkit, members are able to get in shape, and more importantly, stay in shape. The daily workout app has everything from advice and guidance from personal trainers to nutrition specialists. Sworkit allows members to customize their plans as well as track their progress, and workouts can be completed at home, Read more…

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A dumbbell with weights shaped like hearts shows strength training is a good heart healthy workout.

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your loved ones, but be sure to show yourself some love by taking time to focus on your cardiovascular health. Whether or not you have a significant other to mark this day with, ensure that your physical heart is in top condition. Your overall health is integral for a healthy heart Read more…

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Person shoveling snow against a blue sky.

Many people dread snow falling, mainly because it is a prelude to the inevitable shoveling that follows. However, we encourage you to look at shoveling snow as a bonus exercise opportunity. Shoveling snow is like a full-body gym workout that’s been brought right to your door. Like any strenuous workout, you’ll want to be sure that Read more…

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Can something as functional as walking really lead to any noticeable health benefits? I’m glad you asked because the answer is — YES! Regular walking can lead to many benefits such as maintaining a healthy weight, losing body fat, and preventing conditions such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. Walking also improves overall energy Read more…

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The gym, at home, outdoors, or someplace else?  Whenever you think of exercise, what comes to mind? Do you associate exercise with the gym, the great outdoors, a studio, or your basement? It’s not uncommon to think of a workout as something that belongs inside the four walls of a gym. Yes, many gyms provide Read more…

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Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to see their doctors? If you’re dealing with an injury or experiencing back pain, you should see a doctor first. The following exercises can help relieve acute back pain, but should not replace medical treatment by a physician. However, if Read more…

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A stiff neck is one of the most common types of pain among Americans. It’s characterized by a tightness that starts in the neck and may radiate pain down one or both of your arms. Neck stiffness is generally not a cause for alarm. However, the painful flare-ups can be debilitating. The most effective remedy Read more…

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Fitness requires a state of mind, goals, and consistent actions. Fitness trends have come and gone, and come again. And for many years, fitness trends centered around gyms and gym memberships. The idea that fitness requires heavy exercise equipment is fast becoming obsolete. True fitness involves flexibility, stamina, as well as cardio and resistance training. Read more…

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Person touches wearable device before workout.

Wearable technology includes intelligent electronic devices that are worn on the body to streamline workouts. In recent years, they have taken over the fitness industry. They are a reliable way to improve health and boost performance during workouts. These electronic devices allow you to view results from your activities by tracking your progress through a Read more…

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Tibialis Raise exercise to reduce knee pain

Knee pain is one of the most common reasons that people give as to why they stop playing sports, running or jogging, or even just active hobbies like gardening. We know there is nothing worse than having to give up doing something you love because of the pain it might be causing. It is possible Read more…

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Woman running as part of HIIT workout.

Between a demanding job, running a home, and giving yourself some rest, it is often difficult to find time for a quality workout, but that doesn’t need to become an excuse. There are tons of effective workout options available for those short on time. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a good solution for those with busy Read more…

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