“I-Move”: Stability Follows Mobility

“I-Move”: Stability Follows Mobility

In our Sept 6th edition of I-MOVE, we talked about Mobility and how at MOVE, we make it a top priority to focus our efforts and programing on addressing any mobility restrictions you may have.  Once you have made inroads at improving your mobility we can then introduce exercises which are designed to help you govern that new-found movement.

What’s In Your Exercise Program?

What’s In Your Exercise Program?

By now, it’s no secret that regular exercise is a key component to improving overall fitness, health and wellness.  Exercise and physical activity decrease the risk of developing

Why FMS?

Why FMS?

Why do we use the FMS at MOVE?  Before we can answer WHY, we probably should explain WHAT is the FMS.  The FMS is the Functional Movement Screen. The screen was first used in 1998 as a tool to help physical therapist Gray Cook and his team of health professionals rate and rank the movement patterns of high school athletes. 

Understanding Food: Why Do We Eat?

Understanding Food: Why Do We Eat?

Why Do We Eat?  It depends. The most obvious answer is because we’re hungry.   But statistics show that this answer, while appearing obvious, is not entirely accurate.   In fact, a combination of factors, not the least of which is the overabundance of food availability in our society today, has conditioned today’s Americans to eat when we’re happy, sad, stressed, relaxed, bored, busy or just because we’re walking by the ice cream stand and it sure looks good! 

Fat; Friend Or Foe?

Fat; Friend Or Foe?

Fats, along with Carbohydrates, Proteins and Water make up the 4 Macronutrients our body needs in order to function, all of which we can get from eating a healthy diet.  

High Carb? Low Carb? What’s a Carb?

High Carb? Low Carb? What’s a Carb?

Carbs have gone through a rough time lately as Paleo and Keto diets trend and have intimated carbohydrates as part of the obesity and diabetes problem.  Suffice to say the answer to obesity and diabetes is much more complex and beyond the scope of this post so we’ll table the High Carb vs Low Carb discussion for another time.  

Wearable Technology; Getting Lost in the Numbers

Wearable Technology; Getting Lost in the Numbers

Smart wearable fitness technology sales are expected to double with projected sales of $27 billion by 2022.  

Mobility First!

Mobility First!

What do we mean by Mobility First?  As babies, we’re born with more mobility in our bodies than we know what to do with or can even manage.  Our joints are pliable and our muscles are like jello. As we get older and more physically mature we develop certain movement patterns and with those patterns comes a loss of some of that innate mobility. 

Self Defense for Women

Self Defense for Women

The US Justice Department statistics on Violence against Women indicates;

Why Is Sleep Important?

Why Is Sleep Important?

While we sleep, our brain is working to prepare us for the next day.

How Much Sleep Is Adequate?

How Much Sleep Is Adequate?

The table below reflects recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommendations that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has endorsed.  

What Is Sleep Hygiene?

What Is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene is the habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness.

Tough It Out!:  Building Resilience

Tough It Out!: Building Resilience

Resilience is our ability to cope with stress, overcome obstacles and work through adversity in our quest for a bigger goal or objective.

Health And Disease… Is It Really All About Your Genes ?

Health And Disease… Is It Really All About Your Genes ?

When we speak about our genes, we’re really referring to our DNA, the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms.

You Deserve A Rest Today!

You Deserve A Rest Today!

As an exercise physiologist and personal trainer for the last 33 years, I’ve spent a lot of time educating people on the importance of moving every day.  Not today, however.