How to make your fascia glide again

Stiff when you wake up, get out of a chair, climb the stairs? You think it's just your age, but maybe your fascia needs some attention. What's that? Let's find out.

By | May 23rd, 2019|Fitness|1 Comment

SilverSneakers. Put ’em on and let’s get moving!

If you're looking for an exercise program that is designed with older people in mind and you live near St. Joseph's College of Maine, you're in luck. Along with several other adult fitness classes, the college's Alfond Center now offers the SilverSneakers program.

By | April 26th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

So … you’ve never exercised before

Come on now, winter is over. No more excuses for not exercising. And if you've never ever exercised before, you can't use that for an excuse, either. We've got some tips for you.

By | April 6th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Heart problems made her afraid until she got up and started moving

When Kelly David was diagnosed with two life-threatening heart conditions, she became afraid and depressed. It took a while but she finally decided being afraid was no way to live. When you read her story, you'll not only cheer her on, you might also be motivated to start moving, too.

By | March 29th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

How do we spring into spring?

Spring's not far away, I promise! But right now, there's dirty snow, patches of ice and mud, mud, mud on those warmer days that make us happy. Don't let all that keep you from getting out. Here's some inspiration.

By | March 15th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Contemplating while you exercise is good for your body and your mind

The winter months can be a difficult time for outdoor exercise, and many people lose their motivation. We're here to offer some thoughtful advice.

By | March 8th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Here, let me help you out of that chair

If you ever find yourself having trouble getting up out of a chair (or know someone else who does) you'll want to read these helpful tips.

By | February 24th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

A fitness win-win

Liz wanted to get in shape but didn't want to go to the gym. Peggy wants to have a career as a personal trainer. Read how they're helping each other out.

By | February 15th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

The right way to walk

Did you know? There is a right way to walk. Learn how and get some easy, helpful exercises from physical therapist Jason Adour.

By | February 3rd, 2019|Fitness|1 Comment

How to break a fall instead of a bone

Icy surfaces everywhere. That's winter here in New England. If you worry about falling, here's some expert advice.

By | January 25th, 2019|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

You just started working out. When can you expect to see some results?

A few weeks have passed since you started working out. All you feel is sore and you want to quit. Here's why you shouldn't give up!

By | January 11th, 2019|Fitness|2 Comments

Curling. It’s all the rage and you can join the club, too

You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy a game of curling. In fact, you'll find curling clubs in many places, even right here in Maine. Let's start playing!

By | January 10th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Winter running safety tips

Running in the dead of winter isn't easy but it can be done. Before you head out, take a minute to read these important safety tips.

By | January 4th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Do you ever wonder why our muscles hurt after a workout? Andy has the answer.

By | December 21st, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Free weights versus weight machines

Thinking about working out? Which should you choose — free weights or weight machines?

By | December 15th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

What it means to move naturally

Some people get plenty of exercise just doing what they need to do. But the majority of people these days are apt to lead rather sedentary lives. Learning how to take advantage of moving naturally could make all the difference.

By | December 4th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Help. My back hurts

Two days of nagging back pain can take its toll. It makes me want to lie around and do nothing! I know that just the opposite is probably what's going to make it feel better. Here are two movements that might help do the trick.

By | November 23rd, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

How to avoid stuffing food and feelings at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all that we have. To enjoy a feast of food and loved ones. BUT too much food, too much family, and too little activity can make us feel just the opposite. Here's some expert advice for surviving the day and the rest of the holidays.

By | November 16th, 2018|Fitness, Health News, Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

Decade by decade. How to keep your body strong and agile

Whether you're 20 or 90, it's important to be physically active. We've got all kinds of tips to get you started and keep you motivated.

By | November 2nd, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Boost your memory. Take a walk

Find yourself forgetting more lately? Maybe what you need is a little exercise. Research shows that going for a brisk walk may help improve memory.

By | October 26th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Women. This is what you need to know to defend yourselves

Be confident, be aware, be strong, be prepared. Then go for the vision, wind, and limbs. Self-defense lessons from a police officer that could save your life.

By | October 12th, 2018|Fitness|3 Comments

Squat to stand: A fitness tip from Andy

Looking for a fitness move that doesn't require a lot of hard work or time? Here's a quick one that just might do the trick.

By | October 5th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Take a walk, learn some Maine history

Did you know that Maine played a significant role in the production of gunpowder during the Civil War? I discovered this bit of history while walking on a beautiful trail in Gorham.

By | September 21st, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

How to be financially fit no matter what your age

Whether you're a college senior or going to senior college, you can relieve some worry and stress by becoming more financially fit. We have some fitness tips from two experts — one on wellness and the other on money.

By | September 14th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Fitness tips courtesy of a toddler

Couldn't make it to the gym but it doesn't matter. That's because I spent the day with my two-year-old granddaughter. No time for sitting still!

By | September 8th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Easy ways to stretch your hip flexors and why you should

Your hip flexors help you walk, run, dance, do all kinds of important things. If you sit a lot, you're not doing them any favors. Here are some simple exercises to give them a good stretch.

By | August 31st, 2018|Fitness|1 Comment

Leg pain after exercise could mean a vein problem

It's not normal for your legs to hurt. If you've just started a new exercise routine they may be sore for a few days. But if your legs hurt even if you just go for a walk, it could be a sign that you have a vein problem.

By | August 24th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Benefits of walking in the city (of Portland, Maine)

A good part of my working day is spent sitting in front of a computer. I try to practice what I preach and move around as much as possible. My new workspace has provided me with lots of opportunities. Let's go for a short walk together.

By | August 17th, 2018|Fitness|10 Comments

What it means to recover after exercise and how to do it

Sore after you exercise? A little light activity may help you recover. Learn the difference between good and bad sore and what it means to recover.

By | August 10th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

If you pee when you sneeze or exert yourself, your hips may be partly to blame

Two physical therapists at the University of New England believe that weak pelvic floor and hip muscles both contribute to a common form of incontinence in women. They've designed a study and are looking for participants. Read more ...

By | August 3rd, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Dancing, Zumba, and hoola hoops — all good!

What do dancing, Zumba, and hoola hoops have in common? They all get you moving, which is something we need to do as often as possible. Here is some inspiration

By | July 20th, 2018|Fitness|3 Comments