The Gylcemic Index, Part 2

October 30th, 2012

Complex carbohydrates are absorbed and digested more slowly, rating a low glycemic index. There is a more even insulin release; so more glycogen reaches storage sites in the liver and muscles. Athletes need complex carbohydrates to replace muscle glycogen stores following exercise and be ready for the next time. Read the rest of this entry »

The Gylcemic Index, Part 1

October 25th, 2012

Increasing numbers of people have to learn more than they ever wanted to know on the subject because of diabetes (hyper-glycemia) or hypo-glycemia. (Hyper means high and hypo means low.) Diabetes is commonly identified with high blood sugar although a diabetic may go into a coma because of low blood sugar. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Onsite Fitness. Part 1

October 24th, 2012

This study at Progressive Corp. in Ohio documents the benefits of an onsite fitness center for both the employees and the corporation.

Several studies have investigated the benefits of fitness centers, and corporate fitness programs in particular. Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Relaxation in Tai Chi Chuan

October 17th, 2012

Nothing is stressed more in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan than relaxation. This article outlines the importance of relaxing while practicing this martial art. Read the rest of this entry »

Smoke Out!

October 9th, 2012

The ‘Great American Smokeout’ is coming up, and if you’re going to kick butt this year, I’m sure you’re concerned with how it will affect your weight management efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

Staying Healthy With Humor

October 5th, 2012

One of the world’s most potent health supplements is available without a prescription … and it’s totally free. Laughter won’t cure your disease, but numerous studies attest to the health benefits of humor. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fifth Contagious Childhood Illness

October 2nd, 2012

Fifth Disease is a highly contagious childhood illness. It is also known as Slapped Cheek disease because children with it have a big bright red rash on their cheek. Many people are unaware of this fifth childhood illness and the potential hazards it carries for pregnant women. Read the rest of this entry »

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 6

September 23rd, 2012

Bally Total Fitness
Train to Attain, MedWell and FitConsult International are all examples of independent facilities that have successful medical-referral programs. But if your facility is part of a chain, you can still implement a medical-referral program. One such example is Bally Total Fitness, which began offering medical fitness programs in its clubs in 1998 to provide clients with a natural extension to its health club services. Read the rest of this entry »

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 5

September 23rd, 2012

FitConsult International
FitConsult International Inc., located in Durango, Colo., is a private training facility that offers supervised training to medical referrals. Frank Frestinsky, owner of FitConsult International, originally founded the Medical Fitness program in Zurich, Switzerland, which became successful enough to bring to the U.S. in 1997. Read the rest of this entry »

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 4

September 23rd, 2012

MedWell is a small post-rehab training clinic in Aurora, Colo., that specializes in working with chiropractic and medical referrals. Anthony Palmieri, owner of MedWell, founded the facility in 1996, and worked closely with Eric Prager, owner of Train to Attain, before developing his own medical-referral program in 2000. Read the rest of this entry »