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Squats May be the King of All Exercises, But Are They a Safe Exercise for Your Joints?


Squats are a favorite lower body exercise for toning and strengthening quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals, and hip flexors. Because they are so effective, squats are an obvious choice for many workout routines. It’s common knowledge that proper strength training not only builds muscle, but reduces the risks of injury and decreases pain in muscles and joints. […]

My New Low Impact Series Redefines Impact and Intensity


You want to get the most out of your workouts and you really love high intensity routines, but your joints no longer can handle the jumping and high impact exercises. Many of you have probably tried some low impact workouts, but found the intensity and fun to be lacking in most of the videos you […]

Do Exercise Machines Really Measure Calories Burned Accurately?


When you exercise, it’s natural to want to know how many calories you’re blasting as you sweat away on the elliptical machine or treadmill. Most exercise machines have a read-out that tells you how many calories you’ve burned exercising, but are they accurate? Calories Burned Exercising: Are Exercise Machine Readouts Accurate? To get a relatively […]

How Does Aerobic Capacity Change With Age?


Aerobic capacity refers to your body’s maximal ability to do exercise. It’s a measure of how well your heart functions and how efficiently your blood extracts oxygen from the lungs to transport to cells that need it. Aerobic capacity is measured in the laboratory by having a person do progressively more intense exercise while measuring […]