Archive for February, 2012
If you offer tai chi classes at your facility, you may be helping to improve participants’ health in some very specific ways. The latest research findings on the benefits of tai chi show that the Chinese mind/body exercise may help improve circulatory function in older men.
Soon, your baby will begin to sleep for longer blocks of time and at more regular intervals. Now is the time to mark your return to fitness with an exercise plan.
Discussions on various tobacco-regulation initiatives were heavily promoted by a large number of Democratic senators and congressmen, often led by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. Republicans, generally speaking, either stood on the side-lines or actively opposed any such efforts.
To help motivate healthier eating, Adams suggests thinking creatively — for the Mexican food lover, buy a low-fat Mexican cookbook accompanied with a set of spices for those dishes. Or maybe a co-worker is a tea drinker who would love a nice teapot filled with bags of green tea, which research shows helps prevent heart [...]
For your members who have New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, a new position stand from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) addresses adult weight problems and offers detailed information about exercise interventions for losing weight and keeping it off.
In all the hype surrounding alpha and beta hydroxy acids, you may have heard some of the following myths. Don’t be fooled. For the best advice, see your doctor or dermatologist. You will see results — almost overnight. Wrong. While you might notice softer skin within a week or two, hydroxy acids take months to [...]
Information from the Medical Fitness Association says there are currently more than 550 medical fitness centers in the U.S. The latest survey (2001) identifies the south and east as having the largest number of centers, and the MFA’s 2000 Guide states that the majority of medical fitness centers are located east of the Mississippi River. [...]
Smokers look older than non-smokers, and scientists have identified a skin protein called “matrix metalloprotienase-1 (MMP-1),” as a probable cause. Smoking, like ultraviolet radiation, is known to have an aging effect on human skin.