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Tony is a fitness specialist at the Center for Fitness and Performance. Tony offers advise and fitness tips to help you get in shape and stay in shape.
By Anthony Mazzon on 9/29/2011 8:46 AM

Exercising at the correct intensity can help you get the most out of your physical activity. Exercise intensity is generally measured in two ways: how you feel and how hard your heart is working. Perceived exertion is how hard the physical activity feels to you while you are doing it. It is important to note, your perceived amount of exertion may be different from what someone else feels doing the same exercise. For example, what feels like an easy job may be a hard run to someone who has not been training as much or as long. Your heart rate offers a more objective look at exercise intensity. Gererally speaking, the higher your heart rate the higher the level of intensity. Studies have shown that your perceived exertion correlates well with your heart rate.

By Anthony Mazzon on 9/21/2011 6:28 AM

Three rules of the gym that are discussed in this entry include sharing equipment, wiping down equipment, and putting your equipment back where it belongs. These are simple guidelines that will help improve your gym experience.

By Anthony Mazzon on 9/21/2011 6:25 AM

Listening to music while exercising can improve brain function. Clinical psychologist Charles Emery of Ohio State University has studied the effect of exercise on various types of patients over the years, and to no one's surprise he has found that it helps in many ways.

By Anthony Mazzon on 7/6/2011 6:48 AM

Electrolytes are essential minerals in your body that are necessary for nerve and muscle function, the body-fluid balance, and other critical processes. They are particles that can carry an electrical charge and are present in your blood, plasma, urine, and other fluids. Electrolytes exist in the form of calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium that can be obtained from fluids, supplements, and foods. For example, bananas are excellent sources of potassium.

By Anthony Mazzon on 6/27/2011 6:32 AM

Increase your basic metabolism by staying active 7 days a week! Go for walks, take the stairs and park farther away when shopping.

By Anthony Mazzon on 6/13/2011 6:51 AM

Most fitness centers offer a wide variety of strength training mechanisms. These can include free weights, stationary machines, and cable machines. Cable machines are designed to offer multiple exercise options in one machine. Cable machines fit a wide range of body sizes with little to no set up, this allows for more exercises in a shorter period of time. The result can be a more efficient training session! Some other benefits of cable machines include: recruitment of smaller stabilizer muscles as well as the main muscle groups, limbs can move independently, and complex movement patterns are easier to perform. To see more information on the benefits of cable machines visit our Trainer Blog at Getfit.uhhg.org. Good luck and happy training!

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/23/2011 6:43 AM

Intensity is  one of the most important components to a workout plan, yet it is the one most likely to be missing.

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/16/2011 7:00 AM

Proper form with less weight will produce greater results, faster, than continuing to lift heavy weight improperly.

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/10/2011 6:11 AM

Unfortunately, many of us give up sooner. Perhaps one answer is to look at motivation as another “muscle.”

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/2/2011 6:28 AM

Plateau happens when the body gets used to the specific activity, or perhaps it is fatigued or over trained and therefore not able to improve. The reasons can vary.

   
    
      

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