Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Relaxation Response Exercise

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Here are some relaxation exercise that are great for stress management, pain, blood pressure control, emotional problems, and insomnia. (more…)

Skipping Exercise is Harmful to your Mood

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Missing exercise for a day or two can make your regular-exerciser clients cranky. I think this is good news: Not only does it give me a convenient excuse for my low level of enthusiasm while my lumbar disk surgery was mending, but the research that documented this crankiness raised good evidence that exercise actually causes improvements in mood. (more…)

Is there Such a thing as Exercising too Much?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Is there such a thing as exercising too much? I exercise with a challenging aerobics videotape. Is it bad to do this identical hour of exercise four or five days a week?

Answer:

Yes, there can be such a thing as exercising too much. Signs of overdoing it can be excessive fatigue and injuries. Doing the same exercises all of the time is not a great idea either. As your body sees the same exercise repeatedly, it will plateau in its adaptations.

Therefore, you won’t see increased results. I would recommend you vary your program by doing the video two to three times a week and choosing another exercise two times a week.

You’ll not only minimize the chance of injury, but you’ll get in better shape.

Kudos for Aerobic Students Who Venture Into Dance Class. Part 2

Friday, October 21st, 2011

I warm up my students who are true to traditional dance class form by performing large breathing movements where one has to reach and bend from the head to the toe. This gets their blood moving in every direction and it targets the spine and the neck, which is essential when one is performing dance steps that are intricate or when the timing is altered from the usual 4/4 tempo. (more…)

Kudos for Aerobic Students Who Venture Into Dance Class. Part 1

Friday, October 21st, 2011

I am a professional dancer who has performed and taught all styles of dance for over a decade. As well, I have been involved in the fitness industry — personal training and immersed in the cult of aerobicizing — for as long.

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