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The Best Bone Building Exercise

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The best exercise for your bones is the weight-bearing kind, which forces you to work against gravity. Some examples of weight-bearing exercises include weight training, circuit training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing stairs, tennis, and dancing. Examples of exercises that are not weight-bearing include swimming and bicycling. Although these activities help build and maintain strong muscles and have excellent cardiovascular benefits, they are not the best way to exercise your bones.

Why Exercise?

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Like muscle, bone is living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. Young women and men who exercise regularly generally achieve greater peak bone mass (maximum bone density and strength) than those who do not. For most people, bone mass peaks during the third decade of life. After that time, we can begin to lose bone. Women and men older than age 20 can help prevent bone loss with regular exercise. Exercising allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination, and balance, wh...

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The Difference Between Warmups & Stretches

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

During a workout we can all go from zero to hero and push hard but the safe way to train is to bring the body’s temperature up slowly and loosen up the muscles before we get to do anything serious. That’s what warm-ups are designed to do. Stretching, on the other hand, is done in order to improve overall flexibility. Once muscles have worked they are at their most compliant state and they let us stretch further than we normally would gaining more ground while we are at it.

The Brains Behind the Business

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Patricia Moore is the brains behind Patty's Fitness Club.  She's a real woman with a busy life who understands that exercise should be enjoyable, not punishment.