The Best Way to Do Plank

When you are short on time but want to fit some quality strength moves into your fitness routine, planks are an excellent option and one of the best ways to build strength and stability in your core. One of the most important things to be mindful of when performing planks is correct form, as doing the exercise incorrectly not only won’t improve your strength, but it can also eventually lead to discomfort and potential injuries. Continue reading The Best Way to Do Plank

Daily Jumping Jacks May Reduce Your Dementia Risk

What if someone told you the one exercise you used to hate in gym class could be the answer to years of sharper brain health? You might think they’re crazy, but they’re not. Jumping jacks, the exercise you’ve probably done since you first knew what exercise was, may reduce your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Continue reading Daily Jumping Jacks May Reduce Your Dementia Risk

High cholesterol doesn’t come with any symptoms, but that doesn’t mean it’s nothing to worry about. As you probably know, heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S. for both men and women. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes having elevated levels of cholesterol puts you at a significantly higher risk for heart disease.  Continue reading

If you’re like many other gym-goers who are on a quest for six-pack abs, you’re probably used to doing a few rounds of crunches. But if you notice your back is feeling less than optimal after multiple sets, it’s time to reassess the exercise. It turns out the traditional crunch may do a lot more harm than good to your body. Not only that, but this exercise doesn’t target your core as effectively as many others. Continue reading

5 Lease-Friendly Painting Projects to Spruce Up Your Rental

Any space you inhabit should feel like home, whether it’s a short-term rental or the deed has your name on it. While many lease agreements limit the number of heavy-duty changes that can be made to the property, landlords often allow renters to amp up their dwellings with a fresh coat of paint Continue reading 5 Lease-Friendly Painting Projects to Spruce Up Your Rental