Exercise Prescription & Progression

Author Picture Factors for prescribing exercise Your Exercise Therapist reviews your medical history, your current activity level, and your exercise goals and preferences when prescribing your initial exercise prescription. You can monitor [...]

Reading Food Labels

Author Picture Facts about reading food labels Nutrition labels provide information on key nutrients, like fat, carbohydrates, sodium, vitamins, and minerals, and can help you make informed decisions. Food labels help you [...]

Hot Weather & Exercise

Author Picture Effects of hot weather on the body During exercise, muscle activity causes an increase in body heat. To prevent an increase in the core temperature, the body responds with cooling [...]

Cholesterol & Triglycerides

Author Picture Facts about cholesterol and triglycerides Blood cholesterol is a fat-like matter needed in our bodies. It is carried in the blood by low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL [...]

Blood Pressure

Author Picture Facts about blood pressure Blood pressure is the force in your blood vessels, which is necessary to carry blood around your body. There are no symptoms of high blood pressure, [...]

Resistance Training & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about resistance training Resistance training, also known as weight training, is a type of exercise that promotes improvements in muscle strength and endurance. To complete resistance training, it is [...]

Smoking & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about smoking Smoking tobacco harms almost every organ in the body, including the heart, blood vessels and lungs. Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do [...]

Stress & Your Health

Author Picture Facts about stress Stress is something that affects all of us in some form, but it is how we cope with the stressors in our life that makes the difference [...]

Understanding Heart Failure

Author Picture Facts about heart failure In a healthy heart, the right amount of blood is pumped to the body each time it beats. Each heartbeat involves the heart relaxing and contracting. [...]

Exercise is Medicine

Author Picture Why is exercise medicine? Exercise has been shown to prevent, treat or slow the progression of various chronic diseases. Just like over-the-counter medication, your exercise prescription will also include a [...]