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How To Reduce The Appearance Of Loose Skin

A question I am often asked is, “How do I get rid of this?” That person typically points to an area where the skin is loose. As a matter of fact, this is probably the most popular question I have been asked throughout my professional career.

 

So, how do we get loose skin? Adipose (fat) and muscle tissue exist underneath the skin. As we gain weight, our skin stretches to house the new muscle or fat tissue we have grown. This is a common reason for the development of stretch...

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You Need These 4 Pillars Of Exercise To Be Healthy

When it comes to exercising, you need to cover all your bases, because all physical activities fall into four basic categories. The four pillars of exercise are endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Exercise is not just about activities that make you breathe hard; rather, each type of exercise helps you to maximize your fitness and prevent injury.

The regular gym goer often neglects a couple different types of exercise. People typically focus on aerobic exercises or strength...

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Why Stretching Before And After Exercise Is Important

Some people may ask, “Is stretching really important?” The answer is yes, even if you are not working out. We all have stress in our lives and whether you are working out or not, stretching should be a part of your daily routine. Stretching helps relieve built-up tension and, in turn, promotes relaxation of the mind and body. This is essential for getting a good night’s sleep, so you can take on the next day without feeling groggy or fatigued. For those of us who are...

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The human body is made up of about 60-66% water, and water is required for nearly every chemical reaction in the body. The body is always losing water via sweat, urine, and bowel movements, so it is important to continuously replenish the body’s water supply. Failing to hydrate can result in bloating, dehydration, and poor organ function.

People have different rules when it comes to how much water one should drink a day. Some people believe in the the 8×8 rule, meaning you should...

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The Brain Changing Benefits Of Exercise

People like to be active for different reasons. Some people just like to be in nature and feel as though they have to get some form of exercise in every single day. People also can exercise to reduce stress, lose weight, improve digestion, or maintain cardiovascular health. A lesser-known benefit, however, is that exercise benefits the brain. Working to boost your mood and memory, exercise also helps to  protect your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like dementia or...

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