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Kathe Hutson

I work as a fitness trainer and I love sports. Watching and playing both. I don't hate books but I like activities with physical activities more, so it happens once in a blue moon that I will be watching anime and giggling but it happens too.

The #1 Gym in The Woodlands, TX. Dance fitness: Look after your feet! A dance class is one of the most invigorating workouts out there.

Dance fitness: Look after your feet!

Many people love it simply because you can really work up a sweat while dancing to a great beat. Dance classes are fun and good for the body. However, moving around can be painful on the feet. The heels and balls of the feet absorb the impact as you dance, twirl, hop and sway to the music, and dancers sometimes experience pain due to pinched toes, aching arches, painful heels and tender joints. For regular dancers it’s essential to look after your feet! During a dance class the feet absorb more force than any other part of our bodies; it is the feet that propel our movements. The perfect fit The perfect shoes for dance fitness not only look good but also fit well too. Before you go shopping for dance fitness shoes, seek the help of your dance instructor.

Pay attention to the condition of your shoes Shoes wear down especially if you use them a lot. Proper foot care Other people have sweaty feet and are prone to fungus. Look After Your Body - It's The Only One You've Got - Dance Flow Lift. *Long post warning!

Look After Your Body - It's The Only One You've Got - Dance Flow Lift

* The saying goes: “I workout because I love my body, not because I hate it” which is a pretty good ethos to live by. Self-love is something that everyone could use a little more of, especially with pressures from work, home and social media flooding our already overworked brains. Regardless of how you view your body, what’s most essential is that you listen to it. This has become even more applicable to me in recent months. We all get aches and pains, sore muscles, the occasional injury and being in an active profession, I am more likely to injure myself than the average 28 year old. I’ve never been too good at listening to my body. I had an eating disorder from the age of 14 on and off until I was 24 / 25 years old. Fast forward to now. Time for a trip to the Doctor! Luckily, my Doctor took my random pain seriously and sent me off for X-rays suspecting arthritis, and bone profiling blood tests for vitamin and mineral levels.

Related Injury Chronicles #3 August 3, 2015. Nurses’ Health: Are You Looking for Your Fitness... One of the reasons why we lose motivation to workout is because the exercise we’re doing isn’t in line with our “fitness program.”

Nurses’ Health: Are You Looking for Your Fitness...

Just as we each have our own personalities, we each have a fitness personality too. The more closely you cater to that personality, the more you are going to enjoy your exercise and the faster you are going to see results. So how do nurses discover their fitness program? The first step is to take a look at your needs, your current health, interests and lifestyle. Key Questions Once you’ve figured out where you are and where you want to go, you need to figure out what types of exercise you want.

Why you need to look after your calves. Calf muscles are like mums – overworked and under-appreciated.

Why you need to look after your calves

Learn to treat them right with this calf trivia and stretch test. The interesting stuff • The calves are responsible for balance and stability, as well as for assisting larger muscles in complex movements. • They’re comprised of two muscles: the large, fleshy one is the gastrocnemius; the smaller one below is the soleus. This is a common quiz question, so lock it into your memory bank. • Male gym junkies strive to get large calves, but some can do calf-raises ’til the cows come home (pun intended) yet fail to see muscle growth. >>Why you need to set fitness goals The serious stuff • Most people have tight calves with a decreased range of motion and function. . • Tightness can become an issue as the calves’ function decreases and other muscles take up the slack to compensate, creating a domino effect of dysfunction.

The tightness test • Sit on the floor with your legs straight and toes pointing up, at 90 degrees to your legs.