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Target Heart Rate Calculator

Posted Oct 28, 2014

TARGET HEART RATE CALCULATOR 1. Determine maximum heart rate: 220 – Your age = __________ _______ (Maximum Heart Rate -MHR)   2. Determine target heart rate when beginning an exercise program: _______ X 60% = _______________ MHR                           Target Heart Rate Determine target heart […]

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Lifestyle Assessment Tool

Posted Apr 29, 2014

  Use this Lifestyle Assessment tool to take a look at areas of your life you may want to focus on to regain balance in your life experience.

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Exercise Ball Core Muscle Strengthening

Posted Feb 19, 2013

Dr. Chappell, Chappell Chiropractic Wellness Center, Traverse City, MI, demonstrates simple exercises on an exercise ball for core abdominal and low back muscle strengthening. These exercises which can be done in about ten minutes, every other day can have a positive affect on low grade low back pain or preventing it in the first place. […]

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Zumba Fitness for Core Strengthening, Cardio, Health & Wellbeing

Posted May 5, 2012

Zumba is a form of dance exercise done to latin music. It benefits the participant by strengthening core muscles, improving joint function of the knees and hips, improves cardiovascular function, and improves overall health and wellbeing. Thanks to Judith at Bodywise www.erbodywise.com.

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Pilates for Toning, Core Strengthening and Back & Extremity Rehabilitation

Posted May 5, 2012

Pilates can be utilized for many varied benefits. These include core strengthening, overall toning, back and extremity rehabilitation, improving bone density and helping to prevent osteoporosis, as well as improving sports performance and overal health and wellness. Thanks to Bridgit Frank at Village Pilates www.villagepilates.net.

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Neck Extension Exercises for Improved Posture and Health

Posted Apr 30, 2012

&nbsp Your posture, health, and state of wellness will be improved with doing these exercises regularly. They will help reverse the effects of daily physical stresses that cause our shoulders to round and our heads to jut forward and the resulting negative effects on the spine, nervous system, and overall health.

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Warmups: Condition Your Body & Stimulate Your Brain

Posted Apr 30, 2012

  Simple exercise that if practiced regularly will condition the spine and body to handle the stresses of the day more effectively and help prevent injury. These movements also activate signals to the brain which stimulate different brain centers to up-regulate body functions for improved health, wellness, and mental focus.

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Exercise Ball Used for a Ball Chair for Health Benefits

Posted Apr 15, 2012

LINK TO BALL CHAIRS AND ACCESSORIES: http://amzn.to/qTp09E Using a ball chair will significantly reduce back strain and muscle tension resulting in low back pain, disc problems, fatigue, etc. In addition, the constant movement it encourages stimulates joint receptors that send impulses to the brain up-regulating different brain centers. These influence stress and anxiety control centers, […]

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