Tag: health

Workout anywhere

Susan Dawson-Cook 110 degree summer temperatures in Tucson tend to incite packed suitcases and hasty departures for cooler climates. Escaping the heat can be rejuvenating, but leaving workout routines behind can lead to a loss of physical conditioning, gain of unwanted pounds and difficulty getting back into the swing of things upon return. Why not…

Guide to summer hydration

HOA2 Fitness and Wellness Department The hot months are upon us! Why is being well hydrated so important? Gradual aging of the body is accompanied by several changes, both physical and physiological. For example, the decline in lean body mass is accompanied by a decrease over time in the percentage of water in the body.…

How Tai Chi builds health and vitality

Carol Emerson Studies have shown that there are many health benefits from practicing Tai Chi. These may include: Improved functional balance and physical performance Reduced frequency of falls and risk of falling Lowered blood pressure Improved mental and physical wellbeing Improved cardiovascular and respiratory function Improved sleep quality Increased happiness (really) Enhanced overall health Pain…

Water Tai Chi — It’s a workout!

A relaxing exercise that is a powerful strength and balance workout too? That’s what Water Tai Chi is. Drawing on the fundamentals of the ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi, this water exercise adds support for the entire body while challenging every movement with resistance in an ever changing physical environment. The class was designed…

Here’s how to stay cool this summer!

Introducing Aquatic Personal Training in your pool or ours at SaddleBrooke HOA2! Aquatic Personal Training is simply personal training done in the water. This is great for people with arthritis, joint issues, overweight and rehabilitative therapy. It is also great exercise for the everyday athlete as well: in the comfort of your own home pool,…

Health Fair volunteers needed!

Volunteers prepare to assist exhibitors with set-up activities.

Phyllis Ketring It takes over 100 volunteers to make the annual Health Fair run smoothly. Volunteers work in 90 minute shifts, so everyone has time to visit exhibits at the fair before or after the volunteer shift. There are many ways to volunteer. The medical providers, who exhibit at the fair, especially welcome the people…

Beat the heat indoors with Personal Training Special

Beat the heat indoors with our summer Personal Training Special at SaddleBrooke HOA2! $400 for 10 one hour sessions or 20 half hour sessions; a $50 savings! Certified Personal Training Session Rates Introductory Package: $90 for four half hours or two one hour sessions $240 for five one hour or 10 half hour sessions $450…

Aspartame on a rampage

Susan Dawson-Cook Foods sweetened with aspartame and sucralose seem to be an ideal solution for minimizing sugar and caloric intake. The sad truth is both are harmful chemicals that wreak havoc on your system. Even people who routinely avoid artificial sweeteners should beware of where these insidious ingredients lurk. Most know they are constituents of…

Water Wonderland

Susan Dawson-Cook If health issues and joint pain are leading to long days lounging in a recliner, there’s a better option. The Arthritis Foundation recommends warm water exercise for pain management and improved health. The water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, reducing stress on joints and reducing pain and providing resistance to tone muscle. If…