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Exercise

  • 6 Reasons Athletes Are Running Toward a Plant-Based Diet

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | January 14, 2019

    Meat-free athletes – from tennis champion Venus Williams to Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton to Derrick Morgan of the NFL's Tennessee Titans – have already proven the performance-boosting power of a plant-based diet. Now, a new review my colleagues and I published in the journal Nutrients examines the science behind the advantages a plant-based diet provides to athletes.

    1. Even athletes are at risk for heart disease. In one study, 44% of endurance cyclists and runners had coronary plaques. A plant-based diet keeps athletes’ hearts strong by reversing plaque, bringing down blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing weight. Read more

  • How to Stay Active With Joint Pain

    by Paula Gallagher | September 12, 2018

    exerciseThere are many excuses that people make that stop them from exercising, and joint pain is one. Joint pain may inhibit some activity, but in no way should it stop you from exercising! The right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay or sidestep surgery. Exercise is great medicine, but it only works if you make the time to do it regularly. And sometimes the hardest part of a workout is getting started.

    Here are four ways to help you get get moving, and to stay active with joint pain: Read more

  • Get Smarter By Exercising!

    by Paula Gallagher | July 18, 2018

    dance-classStudies are showing that exercising regularly increases blood flow and improves the generation of new neurons in the area of our brain responsible for long-term memory. And with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia on the rise in the United States, exercise could be one component of lowering risk for developing dementia. According to the Harvard Health Blog, there is a new case of dementia detected every 4 seconds around the globe. Instead – get smarter by exercising!

    Working on preventing brain disease can start at any age, and luckily, you can even get benefits when you’re in your senior years. Read more

  • Fitness Tip - One Simple Move to Ensure You Get Your Workout Done

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | August 29, 2017

    fitness tipExercise is usually the first thing that gets put off if you are busy... but it shouldn't be! Exercise offers incredible health benefits from, physical to mental, and it helps with the stress of dealing with everything else on that long to-do list!

    If you find that you’re not always getting your workout in, what’s the best way to ensure you get it done? I have a fitness tip that my clients and I have been using for years. Don’t be fooled by how simple it is – this is a fitness tip that works! Read more

  • 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

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