Getting Back To It: How to go about exercising after an injury

The unfortunate thing has happened: you got hurt. Whether it was by your own actions or the capricious nature of the universe, an injury has afflicted you. Thankfully, the recovery has gone well and you’re ready to get back into moving around and exercising. However, you may feel apprehensive about hurting yourself again. That’s a normal and valid thing to feel no matter what you experienced. Here are four things to keep in mind as you get back into investing in yourself with exercise

5 Tips To Fit Movement Into A Busy Day

Whether we have kids in school or are teaching kids in school; perhaps navigating the onslaught of leaf peepers or preparing for the winter season, there is a lot going on. Which feels like it leaves very little time for exercise, working out, or otherwise moving our bodies.

Fitness Apps: What to Look For

Apps basically run our lives (if you have a smart phone). Back in the day, a huge marketing point for smartphones was “There’s an app for that.” Nowadays it’s a given. Fitness apps are no exception. However, just because you invest money into something doesn’t mean that it’s going to be worthwhile.

Cardio Kickboxing: Give it a try!

Overall, the Cardio Kickboxing class really surprised me. It pushed me to limits I didn’t know I had, while never making me uncomfortable. I was continuously encouraged to listen to my body and take breaks, but also reminded to not stop moving, and to really push myself just one extra step when I thought I couldn’t go any further.

Sweating: How it Helps Us

I hate sweating.It’s my least favorite summer activity by far. Granted, when working out at UVAC, it is a year round activity…but I digress.In the heat of the Vermont summer, sweating is inevitable. As a Midwest transplant, I thought Iwas used to humidity; but all of that dense fog and moisture burns off on Michigan’s […]

The Benefits of Physical Exercise on ADHD

In an age dominated by digital distractions and sedentary lifestyles, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has emerged as a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder affecting millions worldwide. While medication and behavioral therapies have traditionally been the primary treatment approaches, recent research has shed light on the benefits of exercise for individuals with ADHD. Beyond its well-known physical […]

5 Tips for Staying Active When You Are Super Busy

There’s a lot to be said for the first sign of a new spring. And even more to be said for still choosing to show up to the fluorescent-lit lap lane despite the clear sunny morning ahead. A sunny breeze in the Upper Valley should mean laying out on one of our many rolling hills, […]

10 Water Safety Facts Everyone Should know

1. Never swim alone. Swimming should only happen when a lifeguard is on duty. Lifeguards don’t just watch the people in the pool, lake or ocean. Their job is also to watch the water and advise swimmers on any safety concerns and questionable conditions that might arise. They are also trained to respond quickly when […]