Is it a cardio day, or strength day – it’s the age-old question in the fitness world. Before getting into the benefits of each, it is important to distinguish the difference between the two exercises. Strength is an anaerobic activity while cardio is aerobic. Anaerobic exercises break down glucose for energy without heavily relying on oxygen, while aerobic activities use oxygen to increase breathing and heart rate. Why Cardio? Cardio
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The first traditional fitness class happened in 1969 and began to see growth in the 1980s. The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America created the first standards and guidelines for group exercise in 1983. By 1984, it was reported that 24.4 million Americans participated in aerobics. In the 1980s, aerobics was viewed as popular but also very dangerous. Aerobics began to diminish when injury concerns started to rise at an
Marissa Meshulam MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist who offers a wide range of services including individual nutrition coaching, group therapy, corporate wellness events, and brand consulting through her brand MPM Nutrition. Marissa is also an active personality who co-hosts The Wellness Wake-Up podcast. In this four-week content series, Marissa shares helpful tips to share some benefits of working with a registered dietician with the FlexIt audience. In
Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S, FlexIt’s Head of Training & Innovation and Fitness Director of Men’s Health, joins The Next Rep™ to share some important health and wellness tips that can be completed Wherever, Whenever®. These simple-to-follow exercises are designed to be low-lift opportunities to improve one’s health and well-being consistently. We all know, and often hate, the plank! This fundamental ab workout will improve strength, posture, and balance. The Bear Plank
Flexibility is an essential component of good health and wellness and is especially important for the senior population. Flexibility enables the unrestricted movement with fluidity. As we age, decreased activity levels can cause muscles and surrounding tissue to become tighter. By becoming more active and doing the proper exercises and movements, one can regain flexibility. Even if you start to feel yourself losing flexibility at a certain point, it is