May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time to refresh our knowledge of skin cancer and make sure we have everything we need for summer sun protection. Did You Know? The most common form of human cancers is skin cancer and there are more new skin cancer cases annually than the combined incidences of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon. A study in the Archives of Dermatology has shown that more than two million people in the US develop over 3.5 … [Read more...] about Sun Safety Tips
Spring is officially here and its time to get back to the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, or a different outdoor fitness activity, it is great to know that fresh air exercise actually invigorates the body and nurtures the mind by reducing stress. After escaping indoors from the cold most of the winter, breathing fresh air and feeling the warm glow of the sun on your skin is rejuvenating and lifts your spirits. Not only does it feel great, but exposure to sunlight and fresh air … [Read more...] about Outdoor Fitness: Take It Outside!
Yoga has become mainstream in the U.S. over the last few years. Pick up any health magazine, browse DVD’s at the store, or hit the gym and you are likely to see a reference to Yoga, along with a declaration of its many benefits. Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga, which includes the physical asanas performed in traditional classes, is the form of Yoga most widely practiced in the West. Studies indicate that Hatha Yoga fosters a mind/body connection, increases strength, endurance and flexibility, and may … [Read more...] about Aqua Yoga: A Great Option for Many
The perfect, year round activity to tone your body and maintain your youthful look while achieving a healthier heart! Go ahead, take the plunge, and join a local aquatics class. You won't regret it. Building lean muscle is the key to keeping your body in shape and in looking younger. Starting at age 30, we lose half a pound of body muscle per year. With less muscle, we in turn burn fewer calories, making it easier to put on weight. Even if you are one of the lucky ones, who has maintained a … [Read more...] about Aqua Aerobics Exercises