Showing posts from June, 2011

Lava Fit's "Summer Break"...

Lava Fit is taking a summer break during July and August - starting back with running and conditioning in September. Also available in September - Private Sessions! The workout will be designed around your fitness level and goals. For those Lava Fit gals still on island this summer, I encourage you to continue your fitness routine throughout July and August by meeting for regular Tuesday and Thursday runs... and I'll continue checking in on you ;) Also, several of our regulars are moving off island this summer. Let's keep building our fitness group by 'recruiting' friends over the summer - because working out alone is no fun! More information about classes and start date coming soon. During your summer workouts, here's something to keep in mind: HOT - WEATHER EXERCISE from IDEA Health & Fitness Association You love to exercise outside in the fresh air, but certain times during the year are hot and sticky (especially on the mainland!). Knowing how to

Another reason to stay fit: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is something not many of us think about until it's too late. Even though many of the risk factors are not under our individual control, most risk factors are. Why worry about osteoporosis? Let's get some facts out there about it: - Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women - Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million hip, wrist, vertebral, and other site fractures annually - While osteoporosis is often thought of as an older person's disease, it can strike at any age. Osteoporosis is usually characterized by the dowager's hump but obviously it affects much more than just your back and posture. Bone mass in women reaches its peak sometime in the early 30s and remains relatively constant until menopause. Then, as estrogen levels drop, the bones begin to lose mass. Risk Factors Under Our Control: - Low level of physical activity - Low level of calcium intake - Lifestyle habits: smoking, caffeine, and alcohol use - Inadequate fluorid