Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Benefits of Onsite Fitness. Part 1

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

The Importance of Relaxation in Tai Chi Chuan

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Medical-Referral Program Successes. Part 1

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Four facilities share their strategies for developing successful medical marketing programs.

By Tracey Black
As the gap between the healthcare and health club industries narrows, more and more health clubs are looking to implement medical fitness programs into their facilities. (more…)

Joan’s Journal, Part 2

Friday, July 13th, 2012

I am not sure if your edamame are the same, but you must eat them more slowly, since you deal with the shell. All the fat is good fat. However, if weight becomes an issue, be careful. (more…)

Joan’s Journal, Part 1

Friday, July 13th, 2012

This week was fairly peaceful. I played tennis on Saturday and Monday, and it was utterly strenuous. I stretched out some, but I did not do the full set of stretches. Regretting it, I was sore for days, but it ultimately felt good once it subsided. It did force me to skip a weight session on Monday, though. (more…)

Paula’s Journal: Week Three. Part 3

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

My experience is that people’s food likes and dislikes do change — and there is value in trying new foods now and then. I grew a vegetable garden for 16 years — my daughter hated fresh tomatoes. She goes away to college, and guess what? She now loves slices of fresh tomato on her sandwiches — won’t eat a sandwich without it! What a stinker! And I gave up gardening. (more…)

Paula’s Journal: Week Three. Part 2

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

I also did really well with my food once I got home. I’m not finding it difficult to do this. And to see that scale move is a lot of motivation for me! (more…)

Paula’s Journal: Week Three. Part 1

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Dear Sharon and Armand!
The first three days of this week I was still on the cruise or on the way home from it! So, the first three days aren’t so good but for the last four I’m back on track. (more…)

Long Term Exercise Success

Monday, January 30th, 2012

1. People realizethat theyshould start exercising (this may emanate from a displeasing sight in the mirror, a command from a physician, or the warnings of the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle from the media).

2. They consider joining a fitness center (which assures them that with the commitment they currently display, getting in shape will surely come in short order — as long as they join RIGHT NOW). (more…)

Overcoming Exercise Autopilot

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Humans are creatures of habit. People often move through their lives on autopilot, plodding through the same activities day in and day out. Once in a comfort zone, it can be difficult to change. Typically, this behavior transfers to exercise programs. People tend to get comfortable on one type of machine or in a specific class and repeatedly perform the same routine, on the same days, at the same level of intensity, for the same amount of time, over and over again. Eventually, this can result in exercise plateaus, boredom and even injury. (more…)