Category: Exergaming

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Helping Families Stay Fit While In Home Confinement

April 21st, 2020

Coronavirus concerns, social distancing, gym closures, playground restrictions, and home confinement may tempt you and your family to just curl up on the couch and binge-watch Netflix. But, regular exercise is critical for weight management (especially if you did spend the whole weekend watching Stranger Things), improving your mood during social distancing from friends and

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What is Telehealth?

April 13th, 2020

As you may have seen in the news, a range of fitness instructors in Spain are hosting exercises classes from rooftops so that quarantined residents can join in from their balcony. Although this may seem a little bit outside the box, being able to exercise without leaving the house is a great idea – especially now

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childhood

Fight Childhood Obesity by Encouraging Your Child to Strength Train

March 10th, 2020

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises that cause muscles to contract, and strengthen muscles and bones, was found to reduce children’s body fat percentage.  The findings also suggests an increase in

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tongue fat

Is Your Tongue Fat?

March 2nd, 2020

Do you snore loudly and often feel tired even after a full night’s sleep? You may suffer from Sleep Apnea – a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. If you have Sleep Apnea, you may want to lose tongue fat. Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive

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heart health

Celebrate Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2020

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Are you ready to exercise? I have heart-healthy tips for you! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  Does the love of your life make your heart beat a little faster and your body temperature rise? So does exercise and athletic training! By exercising for as little as 30 minutes a day,

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Heart Month

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

February 11th, 2020

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month.  Celebrate your heart! Follow these heart-healthy tips to keep your ticker ticking: Don’t smoke or use tobacco. This nasty habit is one of the most controllable risk factors for heart disease. You start to improve your heart health within minutes of quitting.  After one year, your heart disease risk

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Prediabetes is Rising for Adolescents and Young Adults

December 3rd, 2019

Nearly 25 percent of young adults and 1 in 5 adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal, JAMA Pediatrics. Prediabetes – a condition wherein blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes – was estimated at 18% among

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Benefits of Exergaming: How Movement Improves Team Building

November 5th, 2019

Exergaming combines the fun of video games, cutting-edge technology and other creative tools with proven fitness tactics—such as heart-pumping movement—to help build strength, improve the mind/body connection and increase collaboration while having fun. It’s well known that interactive games are good for improving cognitive skills – split-second decision making, problem-solving, multitasking and increasing your attention span.

Is Your Child "Specializing" In a Sport?

October 15th, 2019

Exercise as Medicine for the ADD and ADHD Communities

October 8th, 2019