Notes from the Lake

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Why Weight Train?

24th April 2015

Fitness Friday

Health experts tell us that “exercise” can slow the physiological aging clock, improve our appearance and generally make us feel better.  When hearing that advice, many interpret “exercise” as some type of aerobic activity and embark on programs designed to improve cardio fitness.  While aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, biking or swimming has many excellent health benefits such as conditioning the heart and lungs, maintaining weight and increasing…

Stand Up for Your Health!

10th April 2015

Fitness Friday

Stand Up for Your Health!stand up instead of sitting

You may have heard about the detrimental effects of sedentary behavior—physicians, wellness experts and fitness buffs are spreading the word that sitting too much can be hazardous to your health!  And it’s not just sitting in front of the TV.  Most Americans also spend a lot of time behind the wheel, at a desk and in front of a computer—so we are logging a lot of sitting down time. Unfortunately, the repercussions are so much more than…

Fun Facts About Yoga

3rd April 2015

Fitness Friday

Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago.

Definition of yoga:
a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practiced independently or in a group setting to promote health and well being.

Translated meaning of the word “yoga” is to “join” or “unite.” 

Following the translation, the purpose of yoga is to join/unite the body, mind and spirit.

Approximately 16 million Americans currently practice yoga and the number increases…