Posts Tagged ‘body’

Finding our Way Through the Holidays as We Age

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This time of year seems to emphasize the thresholds and passages in our lives more than any other time. Not only is the traffic heavier and the crowds thicker but we may find that our interests and focuses have changed as well. (more…)

Plyometric Training Basics Post 3

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

A primary example of an event that benefits from plyometrics is the long jump, which requires the athlete to use the speed from the run into the power to propel the body as far as possible vertically. This sport requires a great deal of technique as well as a high strength-to-weight ratio. Athletes who have a high percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibers, advantageous muscle insertions and can fire as many of their total muscle fibers simultaneously as possible are likely to do well in this event. The long jump consists of the approach run, the jump and the landing. (more…)

Relief from Hot Flashes with Soy

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Hot flashes are one of the most annoying symptoms of menopause. Although they will eventually go away on their own, many women desire more rapid relief. (more…)