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Move Over Crutches and Knee Scooters, Now There’s Something Hands-Free and Much Better

Move Over Crutches and Knee Scooters, Now There’s Something Hands-Free and Much Better

According to the National Institutes of Health, there are around 6.5 million people in the country who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with their mobility. Many of these people are prescribed crutches or knee scooters for lower leg injuries. Yet those devices come with their own set of problems, making them difficult to use. Crutches often lead to muscle atrophy, make it difficult to use the stairs, and if they fall to the floor it can become a gymnastics maneuver to try and pick them up. Millions of people are prescribed crutches or knee scooters for lower leg injuries. Now, those with lower leg injuries have a better option to consider, the iWALK2.0, which gives them hands-free ability to continue walking and having full use of their arms and hands.

Kick Start Your New Year’s Weight Loss and Fitness Goals with a Personal Trainer

Kick Start Your New Year’s Weight Loss and Fitness Goals with a Personal Trainer

Millions of people will be planning to lose weight and get healthy as the New Year rolls in. In fact, according to The Nielsen Company, staying healthy and losing weight have been the top New Year’s resolutions for the last couple of years in a row. Roughly 67% of adults in the country report planning to exercise more in the New Year. The problem, however, is that the success rates for those resolutions is dismal, as most people will abandon them just days or weeks after making them. One good way to increase the odds of succeeding at meeting the weight loss goals and being healthy is to work with a personal trainer.

Tips for Beating Holiday Weight Gain

Tips for Beating Holiday Weight Gain

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 60% of adult women in the country are considered overweight. While this is something to be concerned with all year long, it’s especially troublesome during the holiday season. Throughout the holidays at this time of the year, people are more prone to pack on a few extra pounds. The problem is that while the season is short, that weight gain can last a lifetime. Adding a few extra pounds every holiday season can lead to a big problem that puts people at risk for poor health.

Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

With winter creeping up on us, it means shorter daylight time and colder temperatures. For many people, it will also be a time of the year when their physical activity efforts dip. People often reduce the amount of time they spend being physically active over the winter, usually due in part to it being so cold outside. Add to that the lack of motivation that people have during the darker, colder months, and it’s a recipe for disaster. The good news is that there are things people can do to help stay motivated to keep moving all winter long.

5 Ways Exercise Helps Beat the Blues

5 Ways Exercise Helps Beat the Blues

October is Depression Awareness Month, and a great time to focus on ways to overcome the blues and keep depression away. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 16 million adults each year experience the most common type of depression, which is Major Depressive Disorder. The disorder is characterized by having at least five of the symptoms, in which at least one of them is an overwhelming feeling of sadness or a loss of interest and pleasure in most usual activities. The good news for those who would like to keep depression at bay or who are looking to beat the blues is that they may need look no further than consistently exercising.

Shocking Research that Shows Exercise is Medicine

Shocking Research that Shows Exercise is Medicine

Everyone wants to feel healthy, but they may not always know the best way to go about achieving and maintaining good health. Increasingly, researchers are pointing to the fact that exercise is medicine, and yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only around 22% of adults in the country meet their physical activity guidelines. Yet the research is piling up that supports the idea that exercise is medicine, and people have a lot of great reasons to make exercising a higher priority in their life.

Tips for Success this National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Tips for Success this National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Held on the last Wednesday each September, the day serves as important reminder for women everywhere and of all ages to make their health and fitness a priority. Not only are they often setting the example for children on how to live a healthy life, but it is common for them to put taking care of everyone else ahead of their own needs. Now is the time that every woman should make health and fitness priority number one.