Plogging – An Environmentally Friendly Way to Stay in Shape

This new fitness craze requires you to grab a trash bag before you hit the road.

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The Six Fundamental Movements of Major Body Segments

The six fundamental movements of major body segments are flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, rotation, and circumduction. Flexion is decreasing the angle between body segments, an example being a bicep curl whenever the wrist is moving closer to the shoulder. When the wrist is let back down away from the shoulder it is called extension, or … Continue reading The Six Fundamental Movements of Major Body Segments

The Difference Between Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise and Why it Matters

I'm sure you hear the terms aerobic and anaerobic all the time. The term aerobic has often been used synonymously with the term cardio and is sometimes confused with a type of fitness class from the 1970s. What exactly are aerobic and anaerobic exercises, and why does it matter? It turns out that these are … Continue reading The Difference Between Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise and Why it Matters

The Impacts of Running

A few years ago I was training for a marathon, and I was feeling great throughout my training. I had just run my best half marathon time while training a couple weeks prior, and I was excited to get outside to do a 12 mile training run. The run felt great, the weather was beautiful, … Continue reading The Impacts of Running

A Beginner’s Guide to Exercise Volume 2: Weight Loss Basics

As important physical fitness can be in establishing overall health, I personally view it as a mere supplemental piece to the absolute essential concepts of nutrition. Understanding what role caloric intake plays in the overall scheme of energy expenditure is something that is relatively simple to understand and can truly reap tremendous weight loss benefits … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Exercise Volume 2: Weight Loss Basics