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Exercise

  • Why Exercise is Important for Kids

    by Paula Gallagher | November 11, 2014

    IMGP9293My kids can't sit still for a minute. And although it's exhausting just watching them, I am also envious at their seemingly endless amount of energy. Whether it's playing hockey or running and jumping through leaves, exercise is important for kids to have strong bones, a healthy heart, and a lower risk of the many diseases associated with excess weight.

    However, exercise can benefit more than just their growing bodies. Kids who get the recommended one hour of physical activity each day reap a list of benefits that can help them both inside and outside of the classroom. Parents of active kids may even be more likely to find that their kids:

    • Earn higher grades in the classroom
    • Are better at concentrating
    • Have stronger conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
    • Are more confident
    • Exhibit more creativity
    • Sleep better

    While there’s something to be said for a little downtime, many American kids just don’t get enough exercise. Research done by the YMCA, which surveyed more than 1,600 American parents with children between the ages of 5 and 10, showed that 58% of children spend less than 4 days a week playing outside because parents find it more convenient for them to spend time in front of a television or computer. And for teenagers the percent was even less.

    So as parents, it is our job to help. Organized sports are fantastic, but there are plenty of other activities that can get the heart pumping.  Read more

  • How to Change Up Your Boring Fitness Routine, Get Noticeable Results

    by Paula Gallagher | October 13, 2014

    reading-at-gym-aIf you find that you have a boring fitness routine, here’s how you can easily change things up – and get noticeable results!

    Your Boring Running Routine

    If your running has become routine and boring – try changing the route you take. Something as simple as a change of scenery can be so inspiring! Throw in some sprints, run with a fitness friend or even use different music from your playlists for different days of the week. It’s all about keeping it interesting, and with just a few changes, your workout can be a lot more fun and motivating.

    The Chip Clip Trick

    You can even change up the experience by taking your running routine indoors. Use the time to watch your favorite shows or movies – even read using the “chip clip trick.” To use the chip clip trick, just put your book or magazine on the reading rack of your cardio machine (you can also get Lucite reading racks that fit right over the front of your machine). Next, put a chip clip (you know, those big plastic clips made for keeping chip bags closed, or binder clips that you can find in an office supply store) on the left and right pages of your book. Read more

  • 6 Tips for Consistency - The Key to Exercise Success

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | September 8, 2014

    walking-challengeIf you’re not seeing the kind of results you want from your workouts and you’re frustrated over trying to find the right fitness routine, the following six tips are just for you!

    First, you should know that the problem may not be with your fitness program. You may be doing all of the right exercises – just not consistently – and consistency is the key to:

    - Exercise success
    - Making exercise a lifelong habit
    - Getting noticeable results

    Here are six tips for consistency and seeing a real difference in your workouts.

    1. Exercise in the morning. Otherwise, tasks, chores, responsibilities and fatigue can knock the plan to exercise right off your list of priorities. If you commit to exercising in the morning, you’ll have fewer distractions and will be more consistent at getting your workout in for the day.

    Not a morning person? Many of us aren’t. Try making your bedtime earlier (so you’re not skimping on your sleep) and just set the alarm to get up 15-30 minutes earlier the first day. Then exercise a “no snooze button” rule, slowly get out of bed and before you leave your bedroom, put on your workout clothes. This can be a great “mental push” to get your workout in and chances are better that you won’t change your mind or get sidetracked.

    2. Have a plan to prevent boredom. You know how you can get bored with the same old routine? Well, so does your body. If you stay with the same exercise routine, your body doesn’t have to work as hard to get through it – so you won’t see the results you’re hoping for. Here’s how to be consistent, not boring:  Read more

  • Getting Back Into Exercise: How to Discover Your Perfect Workout

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | August 4, 2014

    Starting an exercise program or getting back into exercise after being away from it for a while, doesn’t always come easily. It takes a conscious effort to begin and maintain a workout that’ll bring results. What’s the key and possibly one of the greatest hurdles to overcome? Getting started. Here’s how.

    What does the perfect workout look like to you?

    Any attempt to exercise will be more successful if you are able to enjoy it. A perfect workout can be:

    -  a stroll in the park
    - taking a class
    - a rigorous hour of tennis
    - using the Stairmaster or Elliptical during your favorite TV show

    Maybe a perfect workout for you includes focusing on your breath in a yoga class, stretching your muscles with Pilates or running while listening to your favorite songs. Any of these workouts will benefit your body, mind and soul, but only if you consistently participate in the activity.  Read more

  • Incrediwear: Products for Pain Relief and Injury

    by Paula Gallagher | July 2, 2014

    The founder of Incrediwear, Jackson Corley, was a chiropractor for over 20 years who shifted his vocational focus to a more global scale after suffering a severe injury when a mountain biking accident left him with three herniated discs in his lower back. Knowing the risk of complications from surgery, Jackson researched alternative healing methods, despite the counsel of his doctors.

    His research in anions (a negatively charged ion) led him to what is now Incrediwear technology, embedded in the fibers of all of his products. He constructed a back brace and within a year he recovered; he was able to run and bike, after being told he may never be able to do these things again. Realizing the potential of his products, Jackson continued developing a line of braces, sleeves, and socks in an effort to help people recover from various ailments.

    How does Incrediwear work?

    Negative ions are negatively charged particles that are both prevalent in nature and released by Incrediwear products. Negative ions have a plethora of health benefits with no known side effects.

    Negative ions stimulate molecular vibration which increases blood flow and blood speed and helps bring more oxygen to the area of use. This helps the body:  Read more

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