291119 Cautions When Using Elastic Material For Your Resistance Training by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

291119 Cautions When Using Elastic Material For Your Resistance Training by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Elastic tubing or elastic bands may be used for the resistance in each exercise. This section will not discuss attachment points for the tubing or bands, however, proper attachment is necessary for the greatest productive use of these exercise … Continue reading 291119 Cautions When Using Elastic Material For Your Resistance Training by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

271119 Introduction to bone health by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

Introduction to bone health The health of your bones has a direct bearing on your ability to function in today’s busy lifestyle. You may find yourself wondering how you got to the point of not being able to carry in the groceries or even go for a walk. Without strong skeletal support, your body is unable to keep up to the demands of daily life. This topic will provide information for developing, and then maintaining your bones. This is NOT medical advice, see your doctor for that.

241119 Health and fitness exercise guidelines by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

241119 Health and fitness exercise guidelines by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Often times an activity requires specific equipment be available in order to participate. Advanced fitness and strength training methods fall into this category. However, a beginner with the desire and motivation to get moving will do well without any specialized gear. Just the … Continue reading 241119 Health and fitness exercise guidelines by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

221119 Adult exercise guidelines by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

221119 Adult exercise guidelines by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Please excuse me for not promptly following up with this topic. I got thoroughly buried when it first went out in April of 2019 and when I realized what had happened the posts were already into November of 2019. Nonetheless, here is the full post … Continue reading 221119 Adult exercise guidelines by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

201119 Maintaining mental sharpness

201119 Maintaining mental sharpness Use it or lose it applies to most things in life. This principle applies equally to both physical and mental abilities since each aspect declines without daily challenges. It is common knowledge that if the muscles and cardiovascular systems aren't subjected to an appropriate level of intensity, frequency, and duration of … Continue reading 201119 Maintaining mental sharpness

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151119 Fat-necessary or not?

151119 Fat-necessary or not? A key component in assessing an individual’s health and physical fitness is knowing the body composition makeup. Obesity (excessive body fat relative to body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or more) and becoming overweight (Adults with BMI between 25-29.9 kg/m2 or with children being in and over the 95th percentile … Continue reading 151119 Fat-necessary or not?

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131119 Introduction to balance training

131119 Introduction to balance training Beginning around the fourth decade, we start to lose a small percentage of the ability to keep our equilibrium[1]. Losing your balance leads to falls and possible fractures, or other injuries if not prevented. Prevention begins with daily practice. Standing on one foot or with heel to toe for multiple … Continue reading 131119 Introduction to balance training

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101119 The Seventeen Absolute Rules of Strength Training

101119 The Seventeen Absolute Rules of Strength Training Reading through these rules will be the ONLY part of your strength training that is going to be easy. Consult with your Doctor before starting a new exercise program. RULE # 1: THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO STRENGTH! You probably don't want to hear it but that's … Continue reading 101119 The Seventeen Absolute Rules of Strength Training

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081119 Aerobic exercise and high blood pressure.

081119 Aerobic exercise and high blood pressure. High blood pressure has been called “the silent killer”, and for good reason. People with high blood pressure normally do not even realize they have it. There are no outward signs until a stroke, coronary artery disease, or kidney failure suddenly shows up in a life-threatening event. Blood … Continue reading 081119 Aerobic exercise and high blood pressure.

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061119 Childhood obesity-is physical activity an answer to the problem?

061119 Childhood obesity-is physical activity an answer to the problem? A grandparent’s guide to helping their grandchild overcome obesity. Adding muscle Include some resistance training in the mix as muscle burns calories faster than fat tissue. These must be fun or you will lose their interest and then it’s back to the couch. Not only … Continue reading 061119 Childhood obesity-is physical activity an answer to the problem?