Category: Safety

Don't let fear of falling keep you from exercising in winter.

‘Tis the season to be falling! And nothing ruins your holidays or plans for outdoor activities like a big old cast on your arm or leg. A bad fall can lead to long-term health problems for anyone, not to mention time away from work, family, and the other good things in life. Happily, you don’t need to hibernate all winter to be safe—you just need to be informed and follow these tips.

Is the heat keeping you sitting indoors? No need here are 8 simple ways to work smarter to keep going without wilting. Hint: one will make you giggle.

If you want to laugh and feel cool at the same time after exercising, nothing works better than an outdoor spray shower. Lucky for us, park and playground designers are including water elements and shower sprays more often in new designs and in re-designs. Go on, reward yourself after a steamy workout and be a kid again!

High-energy music can motivate you and keep you going while exercising, and can help you stick to a certain pace. But here’s the possible downside: hearing impairment, tinnitus (ringing in your ears), high blood pressure, heart disease, annoyance and stress, sleep disturbances, immune system changes and birth defects. Here’s how avoid them.

We’re all short on time and even if we manage to squeeze a workout into our overloaded days, warm ups and cool downs tend to get short shrift. After all, they don’t feel like they’re doing much. “Can’t we just get on with it?” And “”I’m done, gotta go!” In reality, taking the time to warm up and cool down will help you make sure that your workouts are a pleasure, not a pain!

What’s the most important reason to be physically active? To feel great, right? Whether it’s the endorphin rush from aerobic conditioning, or the sense of power and strength from resistance exercises, or the relaxation and freedom of movement from flexibility exercises, it’s all about feeling good.