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Exercise

  • 8 Benefits of Water Workouts

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | June 19, 2017

    With the summer here, you may be spending more time at the beach, pool or lake. Are there benefits to working out in the water and can you get a great water workout? Yes you can, and here are 8 reasons why.

    1. Less impact. With so many of the exercises we do from day to day, there’s constant and continual pounding on our muscles and joints. Take running for example. It’s the same movement, along with the same pounding on your knees and joints. Read more

  • Exercise Improves Brain Function

    by Paula Gallagher | May 10, 2017

    exercise-4If you want improved brain function, get up and move. A recent review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that as little as 45 minutes of exercise per week can improve brain function in your 50s and older.

    This is MAJOR! In the past studies have found that exercise has a hand in slowing cognitive decline but this review has showed that exercise improves brain function, even in people who already have mild cognitive impairment.

    The study looked at the benefits of exercises which combined both elements of aerobic and resistance training, such as circuits, tai chi, yoga and weight training. Read more

  • Resolution Series: Get Results With Consistent Exercise

    by Paula Gallagher | January 25, 2017

    joggingIt takes a minimum of 21 days to create a habit and research shows that for most people, the average is more like 66 days. But getting to that 66 days can be a challenge, and many quit their goals for various reasons before the habit sticks.

    What motivates one person to get consistent exercise may not necessarily work for someone else. To find out what kind of secondary goal might drive you, ask yourself: What do I enjoy doing? What am I passionate about? Whatever goal you decide upon, make sure it is something you like. Be honest with yourself. If something doesn’t inspire you, it’s not worth pretending it does. Read more

  • Resolution Series: Exercise and Sports Nutrition Supplements

    by Paula Gallagher | January 24, 2017

    fitness-classYou do not have to be a professional athlete or a body builder to benefit from sports nutrition supplements. Weekend warriors, obstacle course participants, runners, CrossFitters, and people looking to be healthier and get in better shape are all candidates for top-notch sports nutrition products, such as the Pathway CleanFit line.

    Even if you're just getting into a regular exercise routine, sports supplements may help improve your performance and your recovery. One of the major differences between regular exercisers and people who are sedentary is that exercise might feel different to both groups. Read more

  • Resolution Series: 10 Good Reasons to Exercise

    by Paula Gallagher | January 23, 2017

    exerciseWe have reached the final chapter of our resolution series. Exercise should be an important part of everyone's life, whether it is walking, yoga, swimming, playing sports or some other kind of movement.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, it is recommended that most adults get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of both. Unfortunately, most Americans don't come close to exercising 21 minutes per day.

    If you need a few reasons to exercise, here are 10 good ones. Read more

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