Pilates reformer

By Danielle Johnson, RDN, CDN Pilates is a physical fitness system whose benefits include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength (specifically abdominal, low back, hips, butt – AKA the core muscles), and improved balance/stability. Pilates focuses on using intense concentration during exercises that are performed in slow, small sets and can be modified for any persons…

Swim your way to good health

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWN, CDN We all know that being active and exercising are essential to good health. The benefits of exercise include weight loss and maintenance, better glucose control, bone health and stress reduction. The American College of Sports Medicine’s guidelines recommends that healthy adults should get at least 30 minutes…

Staying Active at Home

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CDN Life gets hectic sometimes, and there are many things that demand our attention. Work, school, commuting, and family obligations can be overwhelming at times. Often it’s our physical activity that suffers, although being active and exercising is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Fortunately, even if…

Exercise is Medicine

By Helaine Krasner, RDN, CDN Exercise is defined as bodily exertion for the sake of developing or maintaining physical fitness. We don’t typically think of exercise as a valid treatment for our medical issues, but an overwhelming body of research supports this important component for health. Exercise in the proper dosage is an effective prescription…

Intuitive Movement

By Melissa Buscetta, RD, CDN Intuitive movement is the practice of connecting with your body and its internal cues and using that awareness to determine what type of movement, how long, and the intensity you’d like to engage in. It also incorporates the concept of mindfulness by being present in whatever movement you choose to…