• Walking to 10,000 steps
    Fitness tips,  Health

    Making it to 10,000 steps. Should you?

    You may have heard the recommendation that for better health you should attempt to walk 10,000 steps a day. Today, wearable devices have built their platforms with this recommendation at the center of the technology. Moreover, video games such as Pokémon Go have jumped on as people are encouraged to walk around and search and capture virtual creatures. Additionally, there have been ehealth programs built to support the recommendation such as 10,000 Steps (Das & Dlugonski, 2018). One of the questions often asked Is walking 10,000 steps a day a good recommendation for being healthy? In this article I will attempt to answer that question based on studies that have…

  • Man sitting watch TV being sedentary
    Exercise,  Fitness tips

    One thing great doctors do

    My Mom has a great doctor. As an elderly adult, Mom has many health concerns that range from joint and skeletal muscle dysfunction to vascular problems. The first time she met her new doctor about half-way through the session her doctor stopped and sat in front of my Mom and said: “I think getting more physically active would help you.” As an exercise physiologist, when I heard this I got out my mental pom poms and started my cheer! I’ve been to doctors with my wife and kids and have rarely heard this outside of physical therapy after an injury although it would have been a discussion that I would…

  • Being fit & relaxed while traveling
    Exercise,  Fitness tips

    Being fit & relaxed while traveling

    Travelers face a variety of challenges in a fast paced world. Attempting to juggle home and business responsibilities can be an anxiety provoking experience alone, but if you travel a great deal this can significantly decrease your ability to engage in a healthy lifestyle. Even though technology has made travel easier, you can still experience missed flights, flight delay or cancellation, lost or damaged luggage, car rental cancellation, missed connections, having to travel with multiple connections, car problems, traffic congestion or reroutes, eating on the road, weather, rude people, Jet-lag and much more. It can be fatiguing and stressful to say the least. It’s Hard to Maintain an Exercise Program…