When you think of how to beat breast cancer, pumping weights probably isn’t the first activity that comes to mind. But strength training workouts can help lower your risk of the disease.
The word metabolism often comes up when we talk about weight loss. As we get older, our metabolisms slow down. Some of this is out of our control and due to factors like hormonal shifts in menopause.
We’ve been taught to think a deficit is a bad thing. It usually means our bank accounts are short or we are losing a sporting competition. When it comes to weight loss, however, a calorie or kilojoule deficit can be good.
As women, we are often the caregivers. We play a crucial role in maintaining our family’s health - sometimes at the sacrifice of our own health and wellbeing. But we can’t take care of others if we aren’t in good shape ourselves. So, in the spirit of Women's Health Week, here’s a reminder that caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your friends and loved ones.
Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the world. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four US adults—or 58.5 million people—have been diagnosed with arthritis.
Krishea Holloway, President of Curves, is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who consistently sets high standards and consistently exceeds them with certainty and precision.
When you’re searching for the best gym to join, it’s all about chemistry. Gyms are far from a one-size fits all. You want a gym that offers the type of workout plan you’re looking for. You also want a place where you feel comfortable and at home. Depending on your personality, you may desire a gym that’s quiet and laid back. Or, loud and energetic. Finding the perfect place for your exercise routine isn’t easy, and it may take some time and a few visits. And the right gym might not be the one that’s in your back yard.
One of the trends in fitness right now is Foam Rolling. But do you really know what foam rolling is, or how and why you should do it? Foam rolling is a technique used to deliver Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or a self-delivered deep tissue massage. Much like a deep tissue massage, the purpose of foam rolling is to release tight spots or knots within the muscles to help you improve your range of motion and muscle performance, and overall, just feel better.
We’ve all experienced moments of lost confidence or lower self-esteem, especially at times in our lives when unwanted changes in our bodies start to take place. Whether they result from pregnancy, aging, stress, or other factors, when we see those changes, our first instinct may be to do what feels safe–hide away. But really, what we should be doing is getting out there and working to strengthen our bodies and our self-esteem. Luckily, there’s a safe, supportive environment where women can do just that–Curves, the gym designed for women.
No matter what our jobs or lifestyles, so many of us spend countless hours hunched over a desk or phone—working, texting friends, or reading the news. This unnatural position puts back and neck muscles at risk for injury and fatigue. That, in combination with the stress of daily life, is the perfect storm for bad posture and back and neck pain.