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Exercise as medicine

Strength training is the best way to improve your health

It can be hard to sort through the noise and confusion of the health, fitness and nutrition worlds. But one truth backed by research and supported by experts is that strength or resistance training is the best thing you can do to improve your overall health. […]

2023-11-21T15:17:17-07:00November 20, 2023|

Acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a fairly common joint pathology that stems from overuse or improper use of a joint for an extended period of time (generally years). Luckily, acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis has been shown to be effective to slow degradation of joints, reduce pain, and improve mobility. […]

2023-06-02T11:23:56-07:00May 19, 2023|

7 reasons to strength train (that have nothing to do with how you look)

Recent studies show that as many as 66 million Americans belong to a health club–that’s one out of every five! However, polls indicate that half of all gym-goers suffer from appearance-based gym anxiety. With the overwhelming focus on the aesthetic in social and popular media, the pressure to lose weight, gain muscle, and chase after scale and appearance-related goals is at an all-time high. But the reasons to strength train go beyond the way we look, the way our clothes fit, or what the scale says about us. […]

2024-01-09T10:11:47-07:00April 25, 2023|

Why Do Plyometric Exercises?

When you hear about plyometrics, or “plyo” exercises, the first thing that pops into your mind is likely high intensity workouts performed by elite athletes–not something a regular person does as a part of their weekly fitness routine. While it’s true that plyometric exercises are incredibly effective for sports-specific training, they are also an excellent tool for general health. Gaining an understanding of plyometric training, and why you should do plyometric exercises, can help round out your exercise routine and keep you fit and healthy as you age. […]

2023-03-29T14:17:08-07:00March 21, 2023|

Acupuncture for headache relief

Headaches vary dramatically in presentation, severity, and frequency. For some they can be debilitating, for others they are only a mild nuisance. It is estimated that around 8 million people will visit their doctor with a complaint of headaches each year, while another 40 million will experience headaches and not seek medical attention. Acupuncture can provide effective headache relief for millions of headache sufferers. […]

2023-09-05T20:46:17-07:00March 7, 2023|

Lean muscle benefits for women

When I got the notification for this podcast, I knew immediately I had to share it with the Hyatt Training community. […]

2023-02-07T13:31:16-07:00February 7, 2023|

Strength training is key to aging well

I Today I’m sharing with you one of the best, most concise articles I’ve seen regarding the benefits of strength training to age well. I understand I am preaching to the choir here – you already come to Hyatt Training every week! But hear me out. […]

2023-02-07T11:53:52-07:00February 7, 2023|

What does acupuncture feel like?

What does acupuncture really feel like? For some, the idea of having 15 or so acupuncture needles inserted at various points around the body sounds like an absolute nightmare. This post shares what acupuncture feels like and how it can be beneficial. […]

2023-01-24T12:58:47-07:00January 20, 2023|

Muscle, menopause and glucose

The relationship between muscle, menopause and glucose are inextricably linked if you seek optimal health. A few weeks ago, we shared a post discussing the importance of muscle for metabolic health. Muscle — and, in particular, having more muscle — is linked to better insulin sensitivity and glucose utilization. The body also burns more calories at rest when it has a higher amount of muscle, making it easier to maintain a healthy body weight and also maintain bone density. […]

2023-01-03T14:01:59-07:00October 31, 2022|

The metabolic importance of muscle

For most of us, time in the gym is centered around two key factors. We want to live a long healthy life free of disease and we want to enjoy every minute of it with as few limitations as possible. We look at these as the concepts of Lifespan (a long healthy life) and Healthspan (a life free from limitations and pain). And in both instances, muscle is one of the key organs to support our goals, largely for the significant impacts muscle has on our metabolic health. How well (or not) we metabolize the food we eat impacts nearly every system in the body. […]

2022-10-12T14:57:22-07:00September 28, 2022|

Exercise for post-menopausal women

Menopause — the period of time following the last menstrual period — typically occurs between the ages of 48 and 55. In the United States, the average age is 52, but can be earlier; women who are undernourished, smokers, or live at high altitudes are especially at risk for an earlier age of menopause. Menopause is “confirmed” as having occurred if a woman does not have a menstrual period for 12 months. Due to the shift in hormones during menopause, the body experiences a variety of physiological and psychological symptoms. But these hormonal changes can also impact exercise and training. […]

2023-01-10T11:48:15-07:00April 14, 2022|

Acupuncture to treat tennis elbow

Tennis elbow — or Lateral epicondylitis — is a very common overuse injury experienced by both racket sport players and those that work with their hands alike. The term lateral epicondylitis indicates that there is inflammation at the common tendon that attaches a group of forearm muscles to the bony bump on the outside of your elbow (lateral epicondyle). Acupuncture is a powerful tool to treat tennis elbow, or any similar repetitive-use injury. […]

2022-02-28T13:23:22-07:00February 27, 2022|

Exercise Benefits the Brain

Exercise benefits the brain in many measurable ways. A popular book among our team of personal trainers is “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.” Written by John J Ratey, MD and Eric Hagerman, “Spark” argues that exercise helps produce “Miracle-Gro for the brain.” Most of the evidence supporting this argument was drawn from the previous decade of studies on learning capacity, cognitive decline, and brain health. The book is now seven years old, making some of that evidence almost old enough to vote. […]

2022-03-17T14:22:06-07:00February 26, 2022|

How does exercise increase bone density?

There are numerous benefits to strength and resistance training; greater strength, increased mobility, reduced injury risk, improved quality of life, and many others you’ve undoubtedly heard before. But how does exercise increase bone density? One of the understated benefits of strength training is bone mineral density and preventing osteoporosis. Strength training and load bearing exercise is one of the primary tools you can utilize to maintain or build up your bones. […]

2022-11-14T15:52:18-07:00January 31, 2022|

Exercise to boost your immune system

Socially distance, wash your hands, wear a mask and exercise! As athletes we all exercise for the benefits, such as improving cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, and body weight control. And now, more than ever, we need exercise to ward off viral illnesses. […]

2022-06-04T12:20:28-07:00January 7, 2021|
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