What’s worse than smoking, diabetes, or heart disease?

This article (from Advisory.com—geared towards Healthcare professionals) summarizes the findings of new study from the Cleveland Clinic published in JAMA. What we learn from the study is that a lack of cardio respiratory fitness (aka—not exercising) is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes, and heart disease! But you knew that already, right? Just. Keep. Moving.

Why are positive choices hard to make?

Making positive choices. It’s something you have the ability to do in all aspects of your life on a daily basis. Yet, sometimes you fail. With a new year, comes a sense of renewal or heightened self-awareness towards areas in your life that need improvement. I’ve been eager to share this video clip* with youContinue reading “Why are positive choices hard to make?”

Sedentary, 65 and older? It’s never too late to start a physical activity program!

Over the age of 65, and sedentary, but want to start a structured physical activity program? Here are a few steps to safely begin a program and incorporate fitness into your life. Educate yourself on the weekly amount of structured activity needed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention individuals 65 and olderContinue reading “Sedentary, 65 and older? It’s never too late to start a physical activity program!”

5-minutes of movement every hour has its benefits!

For those individuals that are sedentary, even low-intensity movement interruptions––five minutes every hour––can improve metabolic conditions. The American Council on Exercise along with a team of researchers in the High Altitude Exercise Physiology Program at Western State Colorado University investigated the optimal frequency, intensity and time for reducing sedentary behavior to improve cardiometabolic health inContinue reading “5-minutes of movement every hour has its benefits!”