Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CPR- Are you prepared?

Are you prepared if you need to save a life?

When was the last time you learned CPR?

Do you know all the new changes to CPR?

Get prepared just like the Lorax!  Learn CPR and the importance of an AED if the situation arises...

Call today to reserve your space for our April 15th class...

click the link below to see how the Lorax saves a life!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Benefits of Moving YOUR Body!

Ever wonder how exercise can benefit you more than the obvious- heart health, weight loss, and reduction of inches?
There are alot of benefits to getting your body moving.  Did you ever think it would help your Nervous System?  Well your about to find out.  Think about it when you are moving, whether playing or exercising you are not thinking about the everyday stresses, possible anxiety or frustrations.

Here are more ways moving/exercising can improve your health...
  • Nervous System--
                 ~will also improve concentration, creativity and performance
  • Your Bones --
                  ~strengthens bones & improves muscle strength & endurance
                  ~makes your joints more flexible, allowing for ease of movement
                  ~reduces back pain by improving flexibility & posture
                  ~reduces your risk of osteoporosis & fractures
  • Heart --
                  ~reduce the risk of developing heart disease & stroke
  • Blood --
                  ~improves blood circulation to your entire body
                  ~helps lower bad (LDL) cholesterol & raise good (HDL) cholesterol
                  ~helps to lowere high blood pressure & prevent high blood pressure from occuring
  • Digestive System --
                  ~helps control your appetite
                  ~improves digestion & waste removal
  • Lungs --
                 ~slows the rate of decline in lung function
                 ~improves body's ability to use oxygen
  • some extra bonus benefits...
                ~reduce the risk of developing diabetes
                ~helps maintain a healthy weight (if you are a scale watcher)
                ~improves self-image (confidence)
                ~helps you sleep better and feel more rested

There you go your body is all connected by your NERVOUS SYSTEM!  Make your Nervous System happy, the rest of your body will follow.  Body movement clears your mind, energizes your body, makes your life much easier.

Enjoy YOUR day & keep it moving!! 
Remember Positive Mind + Positive Body is POSITIVELY FITT!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

8 Tips for Preventing Headaches

As a migraine sufferer myself, these are all true.  If I miss workouts my head lets me know.
I hope this article helps you out.

Headaches - 8 Tips on Preventing Them - Dr. Ken Goldberg
Last year, Americans spent more than $4 billion on headache remedies, roughly $16 for every man, woman, and child. That's a lot of pills-and a lot of headaches. Too many in fact, because most of them could have been avoided in the first place. Headaches come in several varieties, but the most common types are tension and migraine. A few simple strategies can help you steer clear of either.
  1. Drink lots of liquids, especially when it's hot. Dehydration can bring on headaches.
  2. Get regular, moderate exercise. Exercise helps in three ways: It relieves the stress than can bring on tension headaches; it increases the production of the body's own painkillers, endorphins and enkephalins; and it improves the ability of blood vessels to dilate, which reduces the likelihood of migraine headache. Don't overdo it though. Going too hard or trying to lift heavy weights can bring on an exertion headache.
  3. Try not to skip meals. Headaches are more likely when your blood sugar drops because of lack of fuel.
  4. Avoid certain foods. The National Headache Foundation suggests that people who get migraines watch out for red wine, beer, excess caffeine, foods with MSG, aged cheese and meats, nuts, chocolate, citrus fruits, yogurt, and other foods that are pickled, aged, or fermented. Experiment with these foods to see if any trigger your migraines.
  5. Take time to acclimate to altitude. Skiers often suffer headaches when they go from sea level to 8,000 feet or more in a few hours. You'll feel better if you can spend a day at an in-between altitude before hitting the slopes.
  6. Sleep more. You're much more likely to get headaches if you burn the candle at both ends.
  7. Quit smoking. Add headaches to the list of reason to abandon the butts.
  8. Don't drink alcohol to relieve stress. You may enjoy an hour or two of oblivion, but the stress will still be there when you sober up-along with a whopper of a headache.
Despite careful precautions, life will be a headache from time to time. It’s ok (for most healthy individuals) to take an occasional mild pain reliever for those times. But if your headaches are frequent or severe, it’s a clear message to see your health care provider.