Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 3

Holistic health care claims to be comprehensive, carefully individualized and empowering. Practitioners give individuals tools to learn about and care for themselves. As opposed to the typical authoritarian doctor/submissive patient relationship, the holistic caregiver is more egalitarian — developing a treatment method in collaboration with the person seeking help. (more…)

September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 2

Holistic health care appeals to those frustrated by traditional medicine or who simply want to try a different approach. In the past, alternative medicine may have been considered a type of witchcraft or voodoo, but currently more people are trying it. (more…)

September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 1

“All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an active interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.”

While the fitness industry focuses primarily on preventive health management, the American health care system has been based on rehabilitative or restorative medicine. (more…)

September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Swiss Ball

Starting Position:
Lie back on a Swiss ball face up with your feet spread a comfortable distance apart and in a stable position; allow your abdominal region to stretch as your back rounds and contours the ball; position hands crossed across the chest. (more…)

September 14th, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Okay, So you’ve Told me About all the New Stuff, but what’s Right for Me?

The greatest recent change has happened at the upper end, with the popularity of freeride skis and boots. Being shorter in length and softer flexing, these boards offer great performance all over the mountain and in any condition. They take shaped skis to the next level and make you look great doing it. (more…)

September 5th, 2012 - Posted in Sport | | Comments Off

Help Clients Accommodate Disruption. Part 4

Effective strategies

Encourage clients to be creative but realistic when adapting their exercise routines for holiday disruptions. Ask them questions such as, Can you keep your current exercise program going? What could get in the way? How could you deal with these interruptions? What kinds of physical activities could you do instead of your current routine? (more…)

September 3rd, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Help Clients Accommodate Disruption. Part 3

This kind of exercise can be helpful and is useful in any behavior-change program. After clients have gone through this general visualization, ask them to think about physical activity. How have they been active during past holidays? What has worked before? What hasn’t? What kind of physical activities will fit into the holiday season this year? (more…)

September 3rd, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Help Clients Accommodate Disruption. Part 2

A change of schedule causes many people to abandon good intentions. Add to that family and financial stress, fatigue and travel, and you have a proven recipe for relapse. Part of the problem is that most people approach behavior change from an all-or-nothing point of view, and when they can’t do it “all,” they figure they may as well throw in the towel. (more…)

September 3rd, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Help Clients Accommodate Disruption. Part 1

“I love the holidays, but my exercise program falls apart,” your client says. “When my routine gets interrupted, I don’t get around to my workout. I know exercise is important. Any suggestions for staying active during the holidays?” (more…)

September 3rd, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

Reducing Employee Attrition

The cost attributed to employee attrition can set a company back thousands of dollars annually. The frustration that accompanies employee turnover and its effect on the management team cannot be monetarily measured, but manifests itself in ineffective leadership and a decrease in productivity. (more…)

July 27th, 2012 - Posted in Communication | | Comments Off

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