Many factors play into shallow breathing (e.g., mouth breathing, obesity); the goal is to make them all positive. Our most important functions and organs rely on a consistent supply of oxygen. Follow these guidelines to relearn the art of breathing: The Negative Effects of Shallow Breathing The most important connections to breathing include the digestive […]
Here are 5 fast facts about music’s direct impact on your physical capabilities
Try This New Family Tradition Think about a pre-meal physical activity the whole family can get behind annually, even the little ones: a family kickball tournament, neighborhood volleyball game or a short hike. Plug Your Ears Don’t let fireworks, marching bands or rock concerts ruin your ears! Invest in a pair of throwaway or reusable […]
Try these three allergy-friendly exercises outdoors or indoors, and see results minus the sneezing: Bench Push-Up Perform a push-up on an incline by using a park bench or picnic table; elevated surfaces scale the push-up, so it’s less demanding on the body. During this exercise, remember to keep your body rigid from your shoulders down […]
Learn how to increase your HDL cholesterol (the good kind) with these four tips.
Gain a better understanding as to why lifting weights will help you age well
Forget your keyfob? Download our mobile app! APP STORE DOWNLOAD GOOGLE PLAY STORE DOWNLOAD The Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center mobile app enables you to: Check in with a virtual membership card Receive notifications and announcements Access the latest group exercise schedule Check in on your social networks Search “Lake Forest Fitness” to find […]
Follow these five steps to living a longer and healthier life.
We’ve all heard that exercise lowers blood pressure. However, few and far between talk about what type of exercise is the most effective to combat hypertension.
The American Heart Association® recommends 2.5 hours per week of moderately intense activity to maintain good health; only about one in five adults and teens report following this guideline. Take a look at three ways in which older adults can begin their fitness journey by walking one-hour per week and gradually increase their exercise overtime.
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