Water babies, that’s us. We’re at home in liquid from pre-birth and we seem to naturally gravitate to it. We love the ocean, the lake the pool, the hot tub, and the bathtub. What is it about water that means so much to us? It surrounds us, it cradles us, and it supports us. We’re nearly weightless in water.
Remarkable changes in body composition occur as people get older. For example, physiologic proteins are reduced, including proteins that make up blood components, immune bodies, or organ tissue. This can lead to poor wound healing, poor immune function, or loss of skin elasticity.
The Stress Management Institute, based in Williamstown, NJ, offers personal training for stress management and more. They also offer certification programs for health and fitness professionals.
Gina Fontaine is the owner of Power of Pregnancy, offering a holistic approach to prenatal exercise, in Denver, CO.
The law of the jungle means that the fittest survive. The same law applies to an emergency situation. The more fit you are, the more likely you are to make it through challenges in the long run. How do you prepare yourself for an emergency situation? By making sure you are physically, mentally and immunologically fit! That’s right – immunologically fit.
It is frustrating enough to experience the hopelessness, despair and other negative feelings associated with a substance use disorder. A co-occurring mental health disorder can lead to even more confusion. You know you need treatment, but do not know whether to turn to a mental health program or substance abuse program. Discover how you or your loved one can find help and hope at a dual diagnosis treatment program.
We all want less stress and more energy. When we address stress and our stress triggers, we can get a handle on what to do to avoid those triggers. We know traffic is a trigger that we don’t have control over so when in a jam, play some music or a book on tape that diverts your attention to something pleasant.
Recent research compiled by IBISWorld shows there’s over 100,000 fitness studios in the continental United States. 100,000! Further, the studio market represents over $22 billion in revenue, is the fastest growing segment of the fitness industry AND is larger than all the health clubs, YMCAs, JCCs, corporate, college/university, hospital-based, military, park & rec., senior living, and physical therapy locations combined!
It took 25 years but the number of research studies has accelerated and a body of evidence has accumulated that supports the concept that exercise and fitness is integral to health. The research shows that there is a connection between fitness and longevity and that regular exercise can help prevent and/or manage virtually every health issue.