Aging – Exercise is key to Staying Young

Getting older is all part of life. I gladly will take the wisdom that comes from getting older. But, the whole idea of aging gracefully is for the birds. I for one, want to be as healthy and strong as I can be as I age. I want to be able to participate in life, travel and enjoy being active for a long time to come. That means being aware of changes that occur naturally as we age and then taking steps necessary to ensure that our bodies remains strong, healthy and vital.

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1, 2, 3 – Contract

Muscle Actions by Rhonda Jarmuth, RMT, CPT The muscles we train and use everyday to move our bodies have three different types of contractions: Eccentric, Isometric and Concentric These muscle contractions enable us to manipulate gravity, react to external forces, momentum and resistance. Which all together produce efficient movement. And not one is more demanded […]

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Quick Reads from Victoria Gym Bulletin Board

Thanks to Meaghan for providing some great short articles for our bulletin board at the gym. Here are just a few gems for you to consider. Enjoy! POSTURE Most of us spend a large amount of time at a desk, in front of a computer. This can lead to a lot of postural imbalances. Muscles […]

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How Do I Get Started?

Getting Started with an Exercise Program – How, When and Where? You know you need to be exercising. You know you will feel better and look better. So what is holding you back from starting? You probably have many questions and few answers. How do I fit this in my already busy life? Where do […]

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How to Cope with Osteoarthritis and the Knee

Arthritis or degenerative joint disease is so common I am sure we all know someone or of someone who suffers from arthritis. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form is osteoarthritis. But other forms of arthritis include: Anklosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, Paget’s disease, Psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid disease. Today’s […]

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