For many of us, it’s easy to start an exercise program. The trick is staying with it. Here are 10 tips for long-term success from our exercise experts at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa.
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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.
There are almost as many misconceptions about exercise as there are runners in the Boston Marathon, and that’s a shame, because misconceptions can derail our plans to get and stay fit. Pritikin’s exercise experts, now in their 35th year of helping thousands worldwide launch lifelong fitness plans, clear up 5 common myths.
“Hey, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. I’m gonna have fun… beer, snacks, the works!” Go for it! And here are tips for making the day both fun and healthy for you and your guests. You’ll wake up Monday morning saying, “Wow, I had a blast, and I don’t think I gained a pound!”
Keep the following factors in mind when choosing a health club or personal trainer, advises Scott Danberg, MS, Director of Exercise at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa.
In 2000, the American Heart Association (AHA) cautiously approved weight training, also known as resistance or strength training, for patients with heart disease. This summer, that approval was transformed into an enthusiastic endorsement, and the AHA’s new guidelines for resistance training, published in its journal Circulation*, mirror those taught at the Pritikin Longevity Center since 1990.
More and more, studies are showing that exercise does wonderful things not only for physical health but for mental health as well. Here are the latest findings.
People in their 60s and 70s may have to work harder than younger adults to perform the same physical activity, whether it’s a game of basketball or a walk around the block, but a fit body may narrow that gap, considerably so, says a newly published study.
New research indicates that regular exercise fights depression in children. Several studies have found that regular exercise fights depression in adults, and now new research indicates the same may be the case for children.
You have to exercise religiously,” says vibrant 100-year-old Julius Spielberg of Bloomfield, Michigan, who, since attending the Pritikin Longevity Center at 77, walks daily and competes in racewalking events locally, nationally, and internationally.
>An immense contributor to this “feel good” spirit of so many Pritikin devotees is the Pritikin Exercise Program. Certainly, exercise is good for us for numerous medical reasons, such as burning calories, boosting weight loss, and protecting against heart disease. But regular exercise also does wonders for our emotional health, staving off depression and anxiety, reducing stress, and helping us feel our best each and every day.