Unique World of Adaptive Sports

Sports are the great equalizer between people with physical disabilities and their able-bodied peers and friends. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 56.7 million people, 19% - 20% of the American population, may be impacted by a physical disability at some point...

How to Start Exercising for Overweight, Obese, and Sedentary Individuals

When you are overweight or inactive, the thought of starting an exercise program can be overwhelming or scary. Even worse, sometimes fitness equipment does not support a larger person, such as when a weight bench is too narrow or when a recumbent bike’s seat is not large...

Healthful Travels: How to Keep Eating and Exercise on Track while Traveling

Traveling can put a major ripple in your healthy groove. It can be a struggle to maintain some semblance of healthy habits while you are traveling. However, it can be even harder to transition back to them when you return home. If you find yourself at a loss for how to...

Exercise: Benefits for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Research has found that consistent exercise at any stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can go a long way toward helping fight the progression of the disease, particularly its symptoms, comorbidities, and quality of life.  The literature reviews three types of exercise—...

8 Nutrition Rules to Live By When Exercising

Make these the nutrition rules that you live by. 1.    Come back to earth Try to choose the least processed forms of food—fruits, veggies, whole grains, and high-fiber carbohydrates. 2.    Go for the rainbow Eat fruits or vegetables with each meal. Choose a wide variety of...

Exercise: The Pre-Workout Meal

Everyone seems to have an opinion about what to eat before exercise; information abounds. Personal trainers, magazines, the media, coaches, and anyone that eats has a philosophy about this topic. 

Exercise: Nutrition Information for the Serious Athlete

For individuals who exercise intensely for one and a half or more hours per day, refueling during exercise is sometimes beneficial. Marathon runners, elite athletes, and recreational sports participants who practice and train on a regular basis should pay extra attention to...

Physical Activity to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease: Guidelines and Tips for Patients

Substantial evidence has linked higher levels of aerobic physical activity to lower rates of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes. In 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Task Force released...

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