Category: Health Conditions

The Importance of Hip Mobility

By: Michael Nix When one thinks of fitness, words like strength, speed, and stamina come to mind. Thinking of these words is totally fair as they are all very important in the world of fitness. However, there is a term that is often forgotten. This term is joint mobility. Although it is often forgotten, this… Read more »

How to Handle Minor Pains

Everybody at some point in their life is going to experience some sort of pain or injury. These pains can sometimes be serious injuries, but more often they are minor things that can be corrected with the proper approach. What is the proper approach? To be honest, the proper approach is often more of a… Read more »

Protect your eyes through a nutrient packed diet!

Sunlight can damage your eyes throughout life, but eating the correct nutrients can help fight off the damage, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Fill your diet with Vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3s! These nutrients can be found in kale, spinach, carrots, bell peppers, eggs, and salmon…along with many other healthy foods!

Natural Foods to Fight Water Retention

There are many reasons a person can be retaining water in their bodies. Most commonly water retention can be a by product of what we are eating, hormonal fluctuations and heat. There are also medical conditions that can cause us to retain water like high blood pressure or diabetes. If you are experiencing temporary water… Read more »

Do you know the dangers of belly fat?

Belly fat is composed of subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Visceral fat is hidden deep down near your vital organs, making it dangerous. A waistline of 35 inches or more for women and over 40 inches for men increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type-two diabetes, colorectal cancer, heart disease, and sleep apnea.

Do you know what your arteries look like?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body needs to function properly. Our bodies produce all the cholesterol we need and therefore it is not necessary to consume additional cholesterol… but we do. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL (the bad cholesterol) and HDL (the good cholesterol). High levels of LDL in your blood… Read more »

What types of exercises can help sciatic nerve problems?

Strength training can be done in a pain free range of motion, with the help of a personal trainer, allowing for strengthening of surrounding muscles and increased flexibility. This decreases pain!

How can exercise help with Rheumatory Arthritis?

Proper strength training will help to alleviate pain and will increase muscular strength, develop stronger bones and connective tissue, while also helping to reduce body fat. Our Fitness Foundation program, which is strength training 3 times per week and monthly nutrition, is perfect.