Lift Your Way to Stronger Bones

Can you exercise your way to stronger bones….OH YES! Despite what your grandma told you, picking up those weights is what’s going to keep those bones strong and healthy more so than aerobic exercise as research shows that resistance training has a positive effect on bone density.

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Exercise Myth vs Truth

Myth: Men respond better to strength training because they get stronger faster when compared to women

Truth: under proper programming, women see increases in their strength at the same rate or faster. ⠀

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Lifting Weights with Hypertension

Do you have hypertension and lift weights? Then this post is VERY important. ⠀
If you have high blood pressure you should avoid heavy resistance training (try and keep it no higher than 80-85% of your 1RM) as heavy resistance training on its own increases your blood pressure. So pairing your own high blood pressure with the effects of heavy weight training could lead to negative vascular events such as stroke or heart attack. You also want to avoid the valsalva maneuver as holding your breath while lifting can also increase your blood pressure. One exercise you should consider throwing out of your programming completely if you’re hypertensive is the leg press because it utilizes the activity of a lot of large muscles (lower body) under heavy loading and yields no functional purpose. Therefore risk outweighs benefits. ⠀

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Exercise and Asthma

Struggle with asthma? Did you know that most people who have asthma avoid exercise because of being scared of having an attack or making the asthma worse? I am here to tell you that exercising with asthma is totally safe (assuming you have your “puffer” with you at all times in case of an episode!) and encouraged! Regular aerobic exercise between 60-80% of HRR has been shown to decrease incidents of asthma attack.⠀

It is important to make sure you are going to a gym with great air circulation (aka some A/C), avoiding cold, dry air, or non-air circulating environment. It is also important to spend extra time warming up and cooling down. It is also important to understand that high intensity exercise and long duration/continuous activity trigger more asthmatic events than moderate intensity and “stop and go” exercise.

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Boppy Comfy Fit Baby Carrier

BloppyBlog2So you guys know that every once in a while I take a break from my regularly schedule fitness posts and review some of my current favorite products.

Today, I really wanted to highlight my favorite product that has really been making the transition into motherhood that much easier.  As someone who’s very type A, lives off routine, and order it’s been tough because as any mom knows babies are the complete opposite of routine and order.  BloppyBlog3

The best thing to happen to me was the Boppy Comfy Baby Fit Carrier.  My daughter has loved it from day 1. I stick her in during her nap times and the carrier allows me to do pretty much everything and go wherever I need to go while keeping my daughter close and staying hands free.

Just recently I took my Boppy Comfy Fit Baby Carrier to Key West and explore shallow shores of Bahia Honda State park without the hassle of a stroller.  I also love this carrier because it is:

  • machine washable
  • soft
  • light weight
  • has a pocket that fits my phone, keys, and credit cards
  • easy to put on
  • easy to pack because it comes with it’s own travel case

BloppyBlog1If you are a mom to a baby under 35 pounds, you NEED the Boppy Comfy Fit Baby Carrier in your life.

Are you considered obese?

women are considered obese when they have a body fat of 32%, and men when their body fat is at 25%. Obesity puts you at an increased risk for disease through low grade inflammation.⠀

Exercise may help fight obesity by tipping the energy balance in an individuals favor as well as reducing circulating cytokines associated with development of atherosclerosis, diabetes, and inflammation. Exercise also reduces the accumulation of visceral fat storage, which is the primary cause of adipokine dysfunction.⠀

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Stroke & Exercise

The 3rd leading cause of death in America is stroke (caused by vascular blockage that impedes blood flow or arterial blockage). Your risk factors for having a stroke go up when you smoke or have high blood pressure.⠀

aerobic exercise improves arterial function and reduces blood pressure which may contribute to lowering your risk of having a stroke.⠀

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