An upper body ergometer is a piece of exercise equipment that, as the name suggests, works the upper body. It also measures the work of the upper body muscles during exercise. Often referred to as an “arm bike,” the upper body ergometer uses a cycling motion like a bicycle, except that you “pedal” with your
For many exercisers, one of the biggest payoffs of increasing their physical activity is better sleep at night. Research supports this connection, with some studies indicating that something as simple as taking more steps per day can help promote better sleep. What is better sleep? Better sleep refers to sleep quality. In other words, how
On the face of it, the term whole-person wellness might seem like a fad from the 60’s era of pop psychology. True, the concept of wellness was introduced in the 60’s. But it was no fad. The concept evolved in the 70’s with the development of a wellness model. It subsequently gained prominence in the
In recent years, “wellness” has become something of a marketing term de jure for a wide range of products that promise to contribute to one’s overall sense of wellness. Upon closer look, you’ll discover that many of these products are actually fitness products. This creates the impression that fitness and wellness mean the same thing.
There’s no side-stepping this cold, hard fact for older adults. As we age, the risk of falling increases significantly. As does the incidence of serious or life-threatening injuries sustained from these falls. That’s why fall prevention is so important. Certainly, people of all ages experience falls, but they are much more common among older adults.