Archive for April, 2012

Definition of low impact exercise

“Low-impact exercise is any weight-bearing activity that involves at least one foot on the ground at all times. Weight-bearing activities are those that make you work or move against gravity. Low-impact activities include walking and using elliptical trainers and stair-step machines. Weightlifting or strength training is also a low-impact exercise, but it is considered an anaerobic exercise that builds muscle tissue; the other low-impact exercises are aerobic exercises performed for longer durations and work to improve…

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The importance of aiming your fitness goals in the direction of WHOLE Health and Wellness

“Wellness is first and foremost a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life. It begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is a mindset, a predisposition to adopt a series of key principles in varied life areas that lead to high levels of well-being and life satisfaction.”— Don Ardell, Ph.D., Living Well Center, University at Buffalo  The expanded idea of whole health and wellness exceeds the lack of disease or…

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