Senior woman lifting weights

Moderate to Vigorous Exercise

Angie SzumlinskiHealth, News, Studies

I know what you are thinking, but I’m not going to harp on you to run a marathon, I’m truly not, HOWEVER…..did you know that approximately 110,000 deaths per year in the United States could be prevented if adults aged 40 to 85 years or older increased their moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) by about 10 minutes per day? …

Senior woman lifting weights

Exercise and Depression

Angie SzumlinskiNews

I have always heard about “endorphins kicking in” when people exercise, I’m still waiting! Maybe I have a shortage of endorphins but whatever the case, most people enjoy exercise because of the endorphin high. Researchers have now identified even more benefits to exercising that may encourage everyone to get out of the office for 30 minutes! In a recent study …

Senior woman lifting weights

You Don’t Use it You Lose It

Angie SzumlinskiStudies

We have all heard the old adage, maybe from your parents or grandparents, You Don’t Use it You Lose it, right? Well in an interesting article published in Medical Xpress, they found that although physical activity does positively impact people with depression, treatment with antidepressants is more effective long-term! Does that mean we should sit home and take medications instead …

Dick Van Dyke and Tai Chi

Angie SzumlinskiHealth, Studies

We have all seen the infomercials for Tai Chi but recent studies are proving that they may be right! In a recent article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Tai Chi is identified as being beneficial for at least 4 chronic conditions, Cancer, Osteoarthritis, Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In case you don’t know what Tai …