|Posted on August 12, 2017 at 9:00 PM||comments (4)|
There is good news on the osteoperosis front, and it comes in the form of weight training.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes loss of bone density. As both men and women age, osteoperosis can make our bones brittle.
The good news is resistance training has been proven to increase bone density.
Science also tells us the body adapts to the forces we place on it. This means that, to get the ma...Read Full Post »
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Fascia — the body's connective tissue that wraps around muscle — can be trained, just like muscle.
Like muscle, fascia can be stretched or trained to be made stronger. This makes sense when considering the function of fascia: to transfer stress to the skeletal system. When we lift something heavy, in many cases we use more than a single muscle group. It's the job of the fascia, or connective tissue, to redistribute the force o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM||comments (1)|
April 25 is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, and a number of events are planned worldwide — including in Northern Virginia, where I'll conduct demonstrations at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va.
My workshop is part of Peaceable Dragon's Tai Chi and Qigong Day event from 10 am to noon April 25. The event will feature demonstra...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Some of you may be into extreme exercising, trekking for miles in cold weather no matter the conditions. Others might take winter as a sign to hibernate. Exercising during the winter can be fun. Just be sure to be safe and smart.
First of all, choose your weather carefully. We could toss around some numbers for optimal temperature limits, but if you're like my wife and other dedicated runners, you won't listen. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (1)|
In the United States, we have come to the "thankful" portion of the year.
As the days grow shorter and colder, we stay indoors more — and eat. Holidays during this time of year focus on food, even more than in other times of the year. Indulgence is seen as a right, if not an obligation.
How do we find a healthy, happy medium?
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|Posted on November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Retailers are encouraging consumers to "shop small" and "shop local" on Shop Small Saturday, November 29. It's a great idea — and you can make it benefit your health and fitness.
Gym memberships are a great gift. Many fitness centers are ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
While giving fitness workshops for seniors, often I am asked how to succesfully lose weight.
There is no easy way to lose weight — but someone once told me, "If you work to increase your fitness every day, you eventually will get the body you want."
This means if we eat a little better ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Learn more about rooting and improve your skills at a workshop set for 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, in Fairfax, Va.
The workshop will be on rooting; external and internal, importance of structure as it pertains to fajin, and "four ounces moves one thousand pounds."
Also learn about loading your root a...Read Full Post »