Fat Loss for a Healthy Summer!

The days have gotten longer and the weather has gotten warmer – summertime is here! It’s that time of the year where you can incorporate outdoor activities into your daily workout. Don’t have one? Don’t fret, there is still time to develop one and get into the healthy habit of exercising. Your next question probably is, what is the best type of exercise for me? Well, it all depends on the goal you want to achieve.  If your ultimate goal is to lose weight, you should look into cardio and strength workouts. Does one exercise have greater benefits than another? Research has shown that strength exercises can burn more calories, because of the after-burn effect (where you burn more calories …


Health & Wellness Institute Launches New Services for a Healthier You

At the Health & Wellness Institute, our mission is to increase health literacy within our community through education, screenings, and support. By educating our community about the importance of prevention and wellness, we truly become a healthcare organization rather than one that only treats the sick. In addition to the many community health screenings, classes and lectures already in place, some new offerings include: PreHab This program helps patients prepare for surgery with tours and detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after a procedure. PreHab is patient-centered to reduce patient anxiety and ensure the best possible results. Maintenance Exercise If you need additional help getting fit or safely using fitness equipment, the maintenance exercise program may be …


Pandora Workout Stations… Yes Please!

Are you one of the many who could use some musical assistance when getting your fitness on? Well, look no further than your very own Pandora station. Pandora is a wonderful internet radio site that can be accessed though your computer, or even better, your smart phone. Users can build custom stations based on a specific artist or music genre. The site even offers a variety of awesome workout stations that can be customized to the music style of your choice. Additionally, Pandora is free to use and frees you from having to download and make your own playlist. Below are some of our favorites for you to try out! What are some of your favorite artists to listen to …


How Fit Are You? A Fitness Test for Adults

You owe it to yourself to make fitness a priority. Physical fitness can help prevent more than 40 chronic diseases including potential killers such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and even cancer. But how do you know whether you’re fit? Your overall fitness is a measure of four physical abilities — endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility — and body composition or body mass index (BMI). BMI tracks height and weight only while a body composition test, which calculates your fat and lean muscle mass, is an excellent indicator of overall fitness. For a more hands-on approach, try these five fitness tests to see how you stack up. 1. Endurance and Cardiovascular Fitness Tests Your endurance level reflects the health …


5 Great Ways to Love your Heart and your Life

The American Heart Association provides information on “5 Ways to Love your Heart.”