Swimming. Part 2

Fitness |

Well-fitting bathing suit

Bathing cap — A cap keeps hair out of your eyes, minimizes water resistance, insulates your head in cool water and protects your hair from chlorinated water. (more…)

Women Have Less Time for Exercise

Women's Health |

If your facility is in a lower-income area, then you can support your community’s health by encouraging women to exercise. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health (December 2001) found that women with an annual of income less than $20,000 had less time to exercise compared to men with the same income. (more…)

Predictors of Exercise Adherence

Health |

Some recent work has confirmed important information that is supported by comprehensive research reviews.9,20It was determined that three important factors help toexplain whether a person will drop out of, or stay with, an exercise program.5 These variables must be addressed if you seek to empower members for long-term exercise success. (more…)

Dan’s Journal Week Six

Sport |

This past week has been difficult in terms of my nutritional and fitness program, due to entertaining some out-of-town house guests.

A made a halfhearted effort to exercise on Sunday, but because I had too large a lunch that day, I just wasn’t able to exercise to expectations comfortably, so I backed it down a bit. (more…)

Using THR for Exercise Intensity

Health |

When you exercise, your heart beats faster to meet the demands of your muscles for more blood and oxygen. The more intense the exercise bout, the faster your heart beats. Thus, all factors considered, monitoring your heart rate during exercise provides a very accurate reflection of the metabolic intensity of the exercise. Several techniques can be used to determine an appropriate target heart rate. (more…)