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Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups (Video)

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching before exercise offers various benefits, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. The movements increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Hass says he recommends these movements as being more beneficial and effective than static stretches. In this video, Hass will demonstrate how to do these warm-ups, which are … Read More

What Does Moderate Exercise Mean, Anyway?

If you talk to a doctor or read physical fitness guidelines, you’re going to come across the phrase “moderate-intensity exercise.” It’s one of the guiding principles behind fitness recommendations. But patients often are left wondering: What does moderate really mean? Examples — something for everyone In the exercise world, we think of moderate-intensity activity as … Read More

5 Questions to Ask Before You Exercise With Arthritis

If you want to live a better life with arthritis, the benefits of exercise are clear. Healthy movement can help you decrease stiffness, release your body’s natural pain-blocking endorphins and reduce stress on your joints as you lose weight. But there’s a reason I always stress the importance of speaking with a doctor before starting … Read More

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5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

People who walk regularly swear by the health and psychological benefits of their daily jaunt. Here are five reasons why they’re right. 1. Walking reduces stress, cheers you up and increases self-esteem If you’ve ever gone out for a walk in a huff and come back more calm and collected, you know firsthand that walking … Read More

What a Beginner Should Know About CrossFit

Your friends have been talking about it on Facebook. You saw a commercial or a competition on TV. One of your coworkers swears by it. So now you’re curious about CrossFit™. At its core, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with an emphasis on varied exercises, functional movements and a high level of intensity. … Read More