Notes from the Lake

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Fitness Fix: Knees

26th October 2012

Do you know that climbing stairs and hills can be great for your heart and overall conditioning but also damaging for your knees?  As you’re stepping/climbing UP, your knees absorb approximately one to two times your body weight—which is okay and safe and actually strengthens your muscles and joints.  However, as you’re stepping DOWN, your knees absorb six to seven times your body weight—which is not okay and with repetition, might eventually lead to joint problems and knee…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many are thinking about the various risk factors and wondering if lifestyle changes would help prevent breast cancer.  One lifestyle change receiving attention is the effect of exercise on preventing cancer.

Numerous studies have shown that breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as staying or becoming physically active.  One study that included the exercise history of 15,000 women showed that those who engaged in strenuous…

Restful and restorative sleep is essential for physical and psychological health. Chronic lack of sleep or lack of refreshing sleep can lead to depression, muscle aches and pains, and impaired physical and mental functioning.

Insomnia frequently occurs if you are worried or if you are feeling so stressed and anxious that it is difficult to relax—subsequently, you lie in bed tired, yet unable to fall asleep. Yoga can be very beneficial for alleviating or minimizing insomnia. With its…