Health/Well Being

Health/Well Being

Our Top 10 Fit Tips

You asked. We've answered your most frequently asked questions.

Got a question? Just ask!
 
1. Should I work out when I am sick?
If your symptoms are from your neck up, and you're feeling up to the task, ask yourself: Do I feel like working out? If the answer is yes, you're good to go.

If you're symptoms are located below your neck-difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, sneezing or coughing-don't exercise. Take the time to rest and recuperate.

Cardio - What "Type" is Best for You? - Podcast

Cardiovascular Conditioning - Aerobic vs. Anaerobic - What's Best?

Improving cardiovascular fitness is a central objective of Outdoor Fitness. You’ll keep busy with everything from fast-paced walks in the park to loops along a rural path, from hill sprints to drills on an athletic field. Progress in cardiovascular conditioning is easy to spot.

If Homer Can Do it, So Can You

A few months back I wrote a post about the many benefits of exercise. Exercise really is medicine and ideally you want to get a dose of it every day.  So are you exercising on a consistent basis?  If not, is it because you are feeling a bit unmotivated? 

Death by Pedicure

Believe it or not, pedicures (and manicures) can be dangerous to your health and in some cases, even deadly.  Our own Dr. Jennifer Barlow offers a few simple tips to protect you.

In my last blog I wrote about toenail fungus.  Today I will expand upon this in a discussion of pedicure safety.

Quick Tip - How to Treat an Injury

Accidents on the trail can happen - here are quick tips on how to treat them.
 
Injuries from overuse can happen gradually, over a period of time. It is rare that an injury will occur in the middle of a workout—out on the trail, in the middle of a strength training exercise—however, you do need to be prepared. Soft tissue injuries such as sprains, pulls and bruises should be tended to immediately.
 
Tweaks on the Trail - How to Assess if it is Serious

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