Tag: exercise

Cardiovascular Fitness – A Powerful Predictor of Health and Longevity

running heart graphicGuest Blogger: Janet Huehls, RCEP, CHWC, registered clinical exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach, UMass Memorial Weight Center; author, Keep Moving blog. 

If you’re looking to lower your risk of heart disease as you age, there is great news ahead! Research indicates you can lower your risk by improving your cardiovascular fitness, even as you age. Cardiovascular fitness is a powerful predictor of health and longevity, so powerful it can reduce the risks from having other risk factors. That is powerful stuff!

This First Step to Weight Loss Is … Sleep?

woman sleepingWhen it comes to losing weight, we’ve heard it all comes down to proper diet and exercise. But even if you’re watching your weight and exercising on a regular basis, you could still have a hard time losing weight. If you’re looking to get into shape then you may be excited to hear that quality sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.