WHY AND HOW TO… Warm Up and Cool Down

WHY AND HOW TO… Warm Up and Cool Down

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist Even if you don’t always take the time to properly warm up before a workout and cool down after you are finished, you probably know that you should. Here’s why warming up and cooling down are so important and how you can effectively prepare for and recover from your workouts in just a few minutes. Why Warm Up? The main purpose Read more »
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March 11, 2019
Exercising with Arthritis

Exercising with Arthritis

It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. The trouble is, when your joints are stiff and painful, it’s really hard to get motivated and even harder to get moving and exercise through the pain. Keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints. If you have arthritis, the Read more »
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March 11, 2019
Move More and Sit Less

Move More and Sit Less

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases update to physical activity guidelines. For the first time in 10 years the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has given its guidelines for physical activity a refresher, after a year and a half of systematic reviews of scientific data. While most of the 2018 guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November remain the same, the Read more »
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January 03, 2019
Kids & Winter Fitness

Kids & Winter Fitness

  The frantic pace of the holidays is over and now it is the time the damp and chilly days of Mississippi winter set in. Gone are the long, carefree days of summer when the challenge was getting the kids to come indoors each evening. With the shorter, colder days, the hibernation factor kicks in and it’s easy for them to fall into a pattern of retreating indoors and claiming a Read more »
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January 03, 2019
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This August, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation hosted the University and College Tobacco-Free Campus Collaborative. Top read more »

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