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Optimal Health: Exercise

If there is a fountain of youth, it’s probably through correct and adequate movement. Exercise can decrease risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and it can increase your mood, energy levels, and (as if that’s not enough) it can ramp up your sex drive! We all know that exercise and optimal health go hand in hand but now what?   I wish it were a simple, one-size-fits-all answer- but it’s not. The answer to this question is entirely goal specific. But to come up with an effective strategy we should learn more about the types of exercise. Generally speaking, there are two categories of exercise: cardiovascular and resistance training. Cardiovascular Exercise The recommendation for cardio is about 2.5 hours of moderate intensity every week. The intensity can be difficult to figure out at first, but a good rule of thumb for testing intensity is being able to talk but not sing. There are...

Secret Formula for Joint health

There are hundreds of supplements out there that promise to improve joint health, but i’m here to tell you that there is no magical supplement that will solve all your joint problems. In fact, most supplements will have little (if any) impact on your joint health. The good news is that there are things you can start doing today to get on track to healthier joints and they won’t cost you a dime. The first part of this secret formula is likely no secret at all: diet and exercise. Exercise If you don’t use it, you lose it. This sentiment rings true when it comes to joint health. To maintain the elasticity and resiliency of joints, we need to keep them doing what they were designed to do, and that is move. Our modern lifestyles of sitting at work, in the car, and on the couch in front of the T.V. all cause...