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
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.
Join O’Neal Hampton (a former contestant on ABC’s The Biggest Loser ) as he embarks on his health and fitness journey and shares his experiences via this video blog series. During this episode, we’ll get a little preview of what’s to come during his video blog series…everything from tips on fitness and nutrition to how he stays
Have you ever sat down in front of the TV with a bag of chips that is full one minute, empty the next and wonder how they disappeared so fast? How about stopping by your co-worker’s desk to grab some candy out of the candy jar – every single time you walk by? What about
There are few guarantees in life, but it is almost guaranteed that at one point or another, those of us on a weight loss journey will have a setback. The source of our setback could be external and out of our control. An example of this would be dealing with an illness, an injury or
We’ve spent months, maybe even years, on our journey to lose weight, become more fit, and live a healthier lifestyle. We’ve counted calories, tracked our exercise, kept our eyes on the prize, stayed in it for the long haul and now we’re there. For a lot of us, the question is, “Now that I’ve reached
For many years, I lived by the motto, “no pain, no gain.” I thought that in order to achieve peak physical performance, I had to hit it hard and not let up, even if I was in pain or had an injury. The problem with that mindset of fighting through the pain or ignoring injuries
Hi Everyone, This week’s blog is about measurable and immeasurable results in the journey to better health. Many of us who are working on losing weight and becoming fit, look to results that we can measure to see our progress. When we’re on the scale and we see that needle inching downward – that’s a