Cedars-Sinai Investigators Develop More Accurate Measure of Body Fat

For years I’ve been frustrated by the use of BMI (Body Mass Indicator) as an indicator of body fat, although my industry continues to use it. BMI measures a person’s height and weight and draws conclusions from that. It’s not an accurate means of determining ones body fat level. There are many other factors. InContinue reading “Cedars-Sinai Investigators Develop More Accurate Measure of Body Fat”

Stretching FAQs

This month I wanted to supply you with answers to questions I’m often asked on the topic of stretching. The American College of Sports Medicine holds the following positions on this often lengthy topic. View the complete article from the link below. How long should a stretch be held? Holding a stretch for 10-30 secondsContinue reading “Stretching FAQs”

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!”

What Your Recovery Heart Rate Can Tell You!

What is your recovery heart rate? It is the difference between your exercise heart rate and 1-minute of rest. Example: 180 (peak exercise heart rate) – 130 (heart rate after 1-minute of rest) = 50 bpm (beats per minute) difference What can it tell me? Your recovery heart rate is a way to determine yourContinue reading “What Your Recovery Heart Rate Can Tell You!”