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Staying Hydrated This Summer Water is required for essentially every single metabolic process in our bodies. Without it, we simply cannot function.  Unfortunately, our thirst mechanism isn’t always the best indicator of when we should reach for our water bottles. So the question then becomes, how do I know when to drink water…and how much water should I be drinking? The standard that I find to be most accurate is to consume between .5-1 ounce(s) of water per pound of ou...
Posted on 2021-07-15
Unwinding Your Activity Nice weather calls for busier bodies. As important as it is for us to get out and enjoy the activities of our choosing, it is equally as important to unwind and restore our bodies before and/ or after these activities. Below are a few simple static movements that will help you do so: 1.) Prone Airplane: lay on your stomach with your arms out to the side in a letter “L” position and your forehead resting on the floor. If you have yoga blocks or books, elevat...
Posted on 2021-06-08
The Benefits of Swimming  Swimming is not only a fun summertime activity, but it is also a great way to get into shape. When rhythmically moving your body in a water environment, you improve your cardiorespiratory system, strengthen your muscles and increases your overall endurance. As an added bonus, the buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the joints, especially important for aging joints. Exercising in the water can also help you to control your weight. Swimming for 30 minutes will ...
Posted on 2021-06-01
Change is in the Air The past week here in Rochester has made it abundantly clear that Spring is on its way! Those first few warm days after a long, cold winter are so refreshing and energizing. Warmer weather, longer days, flowers blooming, buds on trees, birds chirping, are all compounding subtle reminders that it’s almost here. Any change of season typically brings with it the anticipation of transition. Spring especially tends to inspire new fitness goals, getting outside, and getting...
Posted on 2021-04-07
Some Tips For Goal Setting New year, new (or revamped) goals. Don’t know where to begin? Below are some tips to get you started: 1.) Avoid unrealistic and/or arbitrary numbers. Oftentimes, with good intentions, we set our sights too high, too fast. Although aiming high is encouraged, this could potentially set us up for frustration or disappointment down the line. Instead of aiming to lose twenty pounds in three weeks, give yourself more time (more like twenty weeks) or a less daunting n...
Posted on 2021-01-14
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