Dr. Lisa Ramey, from Jaffrey Family Practice, is a runner, a marathoner, a skier and, now, she’d like to add Zumba dancer to her resume. As an active Wellness Center member for about 10 years, she’s tried many of the aquatic classes, and specializes in T’ai Chi these days, but recently she has found a love for Zumba.
If you don’t know anything about TRX Training, those black and yellow straps now seen near the weight area on the fitness floor and in the group fitness room might seem a little intimidating. Fear not, Carrie Levesque says.
[This is the fourth in a series of articles here at FitNotesNH on the role exercise plays in preventing and/or helping to improve certain medical conditions. We've explored diabetes, arthritis, stress and more. Look for the FitWise logo! Our hope is that you will learn along with your fellow Wellness Center members.]
Childhood obesity is epidemic, and a number of factors contribute to it. But researchers at Duke University have found that parents play a big role in establishing healthy exercise and eating habits in their children. If parents aren’t exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet, their children are less likely to as well.
Encouraging your children to exercise and eat healthy is as easy—or hard—as doing it yourself. Kids mimic what they see, and if they see you head for the sofa after ...