Across the park you notice someone, about your age, out for a jog. You cringe and say to yourself, “I hate exercise!” You probably know exercise is good for you. Exercise is linked to prevention of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and depression. But, you find it hard to make it part…
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Don’t believe infomercials promising a buff body with quick-fix “miracles.” There are no miracles, but with the Pritikin Exercise Program you will discover that regular exercise can be simple and practical – and very effective.
Wowza! Have you stopped to consider how many hours a day you sit? You sit when you drive and at work you sit at the computer and at meetings. Then, you sit again to watch television, plus there’s mealtimes. Phew! Living a sedentary lifestyle could be causing you more harm than you realize. But, you’re…
You are unique. From the way you sleep to the food you eat, there are a vast array of factors that affect whether you feel weary. Energy isn’t just a simple light switch that can be turned on and off. It’s more comparable to a circuit board that is influenced by hundreds of wires bringing…
But when it comes to shedding weight and getting healthier, what’s most critical is not “biggest loser”-style workouts. Rather, it’s adult fitness camps, like the Pritikin Longevity Center, that incorporate all facets of healthy living: Safe and sustainable exercise plus Healthy nutrition education plus Healthy dining that informs your taste buds with a whole new…
“People often have the impression that if they’re taking blood pressure medications, they don’t have to change the way they live. They can keep eating, for example, a diet that’s high in salt,” says Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But new research is showing that there are many things that medications do not help us with.”
Do your prone leg lifts correctly, and you will begin to feel greater strength in your abdomen, hips, and back. Your hips will move with more ease and greater range of motion.
You’ll be able to stand and walk with greater confidence and grace. You’ll be able to stand with the crowd as long as it takes for your team to score the winning touchdown. You’ll likely be able to take longer walks on the beach or through the park, and simply enjoy the scenery without distracting pain or fear of injury.
“With strength training, your body—from calves and thighs to butt and stomach to chest and arms—will definitely look fitter and trimmer,” encourages Jamie Costello, MSC, Exercise Director at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But the key to all these benefits is not just doing strength exercises, but doing them right.”
Combined with a comprehensive fitness plan and an excellent food plan like the diet-and-exercise program taught at Pritikin, your stomach will get flatter and tighter. No promises, but there may even be an abdominal six-pack in your future.
From exercise physiologists Ivan Ferran, Jamie Costello, and Jackie Gavino at the Pritikin Longevity Center, get tips on how to strengthen your back without pain or risk of injury. Strengthen Your Back Without Pain or Injury A well-executed one arm dumbbell row builds a strong back. It all strengthens your shoulders, upper arms, and core….
Calf raises are a relatively simple exercise with important benefits when you walk, run, or climb. That’s why it’s so important to learn how do them without hurting yourself. They’ve very beneficial for improving and maintaining your balance, which can help you avoid injuries from falling.