Superbowl Sunday is approaching! For many its about the game but for others its all about the commercials or half time show. I think all viewers agree they are interested in the menu!!! Here are a few delicious treats that won't ruin our resolutions! (...in moderation of course!) My Favorite Spinach Dip1 pkg. frozen spinach12 oz. plain greek yogurt up to 4 oz. fat free cream cheesecrushed garlicdill salt pepper
Many people believe that strength training decreases flexibility. Actually, a well rounded program of progressive resistance exercise is likely to increase flexibility beyond normal ranges, when the movements are carried through a complete range of motion (ROM) and when exercises are selected to include both members of antagonistic (opposing) muscle groups.
Nearly 1 in 3 Adults has hypertension and it’s on the rise. A recent article by AP reports US fails to fight High Blood Pressure. High Blood Pressure is relatively simple to prevent and treat yet it’s the nation’s second leading cause of death, simply cutting salt, eating more potassium and getting some exercise. It had long been supposed that the effort involved with weight training could be problematic for people suffering from high blood pressure.
Breathing while working out you would think would come natural, but it does not. Must of us hold our breath during strength training or heavy exertion which is called Valsalva maneuver. The Valsalva maneuver involves forcibly exhaling against a closed glottis (entrance to the throat), which increases your pressure in your chest. This raise in chest pressure can couple with adverse effects that could become life-threatening.
Breathing throughout the performance of exercise should be continuous and natural, and it should be performed with an open mouth.
oooh baby it's cold outside! I think all over the country it's pretty frigid this morning. That may make you want to skip your usual early morning workout and stay snuggled warm in bed a little longer. Nothing wrong with that, but you need to have a PLAN B!
Facts about your maximum heart rate!It's the highest number of contractions per minute that your heart can beat.It's a relatively fixed number, unless you become unfit.It's activity specific.It's genetically set.It can be be over 200 bpm for children.It can be affected by drugs & altitude.It does not decline with ageIT CAN'T BE DETERMINED BY A MATHEMATICAL FORMULA!Provides the number to use as the cornerstone for your "heart zones."
Are you ready for some football! Oh my gosh, can it get any more
exciting...the Packers are in the Super Bowl this Sunday! In Green Bay,
all the talk is of the Big Game. Such fun! What is your
Super Bowl? I was talking with someone yesterday whose program to lose
weight and get in shape had crashed.It had no life, no zest and no
energy. Just an endless to-do list of boring exercises and what she can't
eat. A Super Bust indeed. Does that sound familiar?