Becoming More Mentally Active

Posted by Kyra Constam on December 15, 2016 at 9:50 AM

The push for physical activity is ubiquitous. From various headlines to TV ads to the fitness communities of every social media platform, we often see how-tos, tips and tricks, and more on how to become more physically fit, but not much on increasing mental acuity. As important as exercising your body is to your physical health, it can have a huge impact on your mind and your brain. Keeping your brain in shape is essential to combating the decline that can accompany aging. Fortunately, being mentally active may be easier than you think. Read more for how you can use exercise and more to your brain’s benefit.

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Topics: wellness, mental acuity, brain, health, aerobic exercise

Are Wearable Activity Trackers Telling You the Truth?

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Activity trackers are meant to log physical activity, but are they falsely boosting your confidence? According to Centers for Disease Control, “physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.” However, the term ‘moving’ can be interpreted in different ways. Thankfully, the CDC goes on to clarify that there are two types of movement that truly count as physical activity: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. If you’re not familiar with aerobic exercise, you may know it as another term: cardio.

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Topics: exercise, wellness, activity trackers, health, cardio, aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening, advice