Exercising Safely For Your Fitness Level

Beginner Fitness Level: You do little to no exercise. Your strenuous exercise endurance is a few minutes. For your workout safety, you should begin with short bouts of light-moderate exercise (such as 10 minutes, 2x/day). Good options are water aerobics, walking, stationary bike, any light cardio, light strength training. Seek guidance from a personal trainer, …

Weight Loss Perseverance

If you are in the process of losing weight, the single most important thing to remember is to persevere! Do not give up when you fail or cheat or gain a pound or go two weeks without exercising. Just start fresh right now (don’t wait until tomorrow)! Review the weight loss program you are supposed …

The Best Way To Treat Low Back Pain

The answer is prophylaxis (prevention)! What other things are best treated with prophylaxis? Cold, flu, heart attack, diabetes type 2, blood clot, stroke, HIV, lung cancer, etc.  Prevention is the easiest and best way to approach low back pain, so whether you have pain or not, this applies to you! What factors put you at …

Health/Fitness Review: Gold’s Gym

My review of Gold’s Gym (Village at Sandhill in Columbia, SC) The facility is a good size, with 3 main workout areas. The largest one has around 15 treadmills, 15 elliptical machines, 8 stationary bikes, 3 stair climbers, 1 upper body bike and a lot of machine weights.  The second area has around 8 treadmills, …

10 most convenient ways to exercise

1. Go for a walk in your neighborhood. Take your dogs. Take your kids. Walk to the park instead of driving. Walk 10 blocks instead of taking the subway or taxi. Look for an excuse to get out of the house! 2. Walk around the block on your lunch break. If you have an hour …

LOSING WEIGHT in February

January is almost over, and so far this year you have worked hard to lose weight. But how do you keep your New Year’s drive and motivation for losing weight and/or improving your health as the year continues? 1. Select a diet program that you actually enjoy. Don’t do the “subway diet” if you hate …