There are many perspectives on functional training and frankly a lot of confusion in the fitness industry about what it is and what it isn’t. The “anti-functional” training faction would argue that the functional training movement is a fraud and that all exercise done properly is functional.
As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain. I use both Yoga and Pilates in my practice Integrated Mind and Body in Boston for relaxation, and to help prepare patients physically and psychologically for the treatments that I offer.
More and more studies are showing the tremendous benefits of aquatic exercise. Exercising aquatically offers specific benefits to the increasing aging population as a vast percentage of this population fail to exercise sufficiently to stave off chronic conditions.
When things get tough for you in terms of balancing your work, social and personal life, your workout routine may be the first thing listed off from your schedule, because of how much time it can take. However, with the right amount of nutritional and health care you can still manage your fitness routine in just half an hour each day! Just stay hydrated and find some time between your schedules to try these effective workouts!
Over the past two decades, America has witnessed a rise in what many would agree to be “preventable deaths and diseases”. Now, in 2016, too many people are afflicted and losing the battle earlier in life from illnesses that used to be associated with the elderly including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis, heart diseases, and the always visible obesity.
Part 1 – Exercise and the Endocrine System. As we age, it is even more important to exercise consistently and include higher intensity workouts more frequently. Exercise is vital to the body’s ability to function efficiently and repair itself.
Selling more memberships is the continual goal of every health club. Making that membership an important and constant part of a new member’s life is the major challenge. Clubs can easily attract the under 50 crowd who want to look fit and create a healthy lifestyle. Most clubs market to this group. It is more difficult to get and keep those whose whole focus is weight loss.
Kinesiotherapy (KT) is a highly specialized and yet extremely adaptable therapeutic discipline. A Registered Kinesiotherapist (RKT) is equipped with knowledge and skills to bridge any gap between acute illness and physical wellness. The RKT uses two fundamental modalities, exercise and education, to help improve functional loss in their clients.
Worry may seem like human nature, and to an extent, it is. When our lives are in danger due to an actual threat, fear can trigger the fight-or-flight reaction. While life-saving in extreme cases, worry can be harmful if abundant in daily life. Millions of people suffer from stress related anxiety and meditation is a way in which to manage stress and increase happiness.