Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Runners Must Be Kept On A Leash, Part 2

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Amazingly enough, I can sometimes beat my dog in a sprint, for I used to challenge people to sprints quite often, but still, if I have her leash in my hand and I am running, I fear the outcome of the run with due exhortion. (more…)

Using RPE for Exercise Intensity

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Another method for prescribing and monitoring exercise intensity involves using ratings of perceived exertion (RPE). Perceived exertion refers to the physical strain individuals believe they are experiencing while exercising. Perceived exertion feedback is important because it provides a practical means for individuals to become sensitive to what constitutes appropriate exercise intensity. During exercise, perception of effort is influenced by a variety of cues — some local in nature (e.g., sensations of muscular discomfort or strain) and some central in nature (e.g., heart rate, breathing rate, etc.). (more…)

Support Groups For Caregivers, Part 2

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

When the caregivers get together, “a lot of times you hear laughter coming out of that group. Sometimes you need a chance to let your hair down, ” she said. Or show your fears and worries, since “in the persona of the caregiver, you have to be the strong one.” (more…)

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Part 3

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Recent findings indicate that exercise, especially with resistance, can improve JRA symptoms even more than previously believed. (more…)

Top 10 Women’s Health Tips

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

It seems that all of the advertisers think that we ladies need to be on a diet following the holidays. As the Christmas commercials stop, the diet and exercise commercials start.

Get a free month’s membership at the fitness center! Join that diet program for only $4 per week! Buy this revolutionary exercise machine that is all the rage in Hollywood! You’ve seen these commercials too I am sure. On and on the ads drone endlessly, depressing us even more. Yes, many women do try to lose a few pounds after Christmas. Yes, many women do have weight loss at the top of their New Year’s resolutions; that’s true. (more…)