The cooler temperatures and limited daylight hours that come with winter can make it difficult to fit exercise into your schedule.
If you are anything like me, snuggling up with a blanket seems a lot more appealing than heading to the gym in your coat, gloves and boots. At the same time, many of us set resolutions to be more active this year. This means it is important to carve out some time in your day for exercise – even if it is not at the gym. Below are some tips to help you achieve a good workout, at home!
Physical activity has been shown to improve health and wellbeing, specifically by reducing the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
In fact, the benefits of exercise are abundant – going beyond the ability to reduce risk for chronic health conditions. Research shows that a regular exercise program can help control weight control, improve moods, increase energy levels, as well as improve sleep and social interactions. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week for most adults, including strength training exercises twice a week. However, up to 300 minutes of moderate exercise may be required for weight loss.
In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month occurring this October, Athletico is inviting you to participate in a 31-day movement challenge!
To participate, take a photo or video based on each prompt for the given day below – one movement a day for the entire month. Get creative and have fun – this challenge is all about celebrating the healthy habits that keep us moving!
Many people like to get out of the house and exercise – especially parents who are cooped up inside with their little ones when the weather is too hot or cold.
One option for exercising outdoors with a child is to use a jogging stroller, which allows mom or dad to run while their child enjoys a relaxing ride. Although a great option for exercise, jogging with a stroller comes with unique challenges due to added weight and bulkiness. Read below for some tips to help you minimize the risk of injury during stroller jogs with your little one.
Throughout the years we have seen fitness trends come and go, but some exercises stand the test of time. Incorporating classic exercises into your regular routine can help you build strength and stability, which minimizes the risk of injury. Consider taking your fitness routine back to the basics by adding some of these classic exercises:
If you have been on social media over the last few weeks, chances are you have seen the bottle cap challenge. This internet challenge requires you to unscrew a bottle cap with your foot, typically with a roundhouse kick.
As the summer months heat up, so do many people’s outdoor exercise routines. However, exercising outdoors in the summertime can put you at risk for overheating. Take the quiz below to find out how much you know about protecting yourself from heat illness.
Many of us are aware of the benefits that come with getting 30 minutes of exercise daily, such as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research also shows that exercise can improve mood, sharpen our memory and increases our muscle and bone strength.2