MPC Health & Fitness Blog
We are so pleased to be participating in an industry-wide effort to highlight the importance of exercise to one's health and well being. Get Active America is a campaign designed to encourage as many people as possible to get moving this month! There are a number of ways to do that here at the MAC. Enjoy a 7 day guest pass to try us out. You'll have full access to our facilities including our robust group exercise schedule of classes, our award winning aquatic facility and the knowledge and expertise of our incredible team. We also have several special community-wide classes specifically for our guests during this very important month. Ask about them during your appointment. Come on in. There is no better time!
MAC members are loving what TRX is doing for their bodies and for their conditioning. TRX became popular over the last several years as a functional training method focusing on development of the core muscles. Enjoy the clip below on WMAR's "It List."
November is the time of year that many Americans pause to take stock of their lives and be thankful for what they have. In addition to expressing gratitude, perhaps we also reflect upon the year closing in on us and think about what we still want to make happen before another new year approaches. Are we as healthy as we'd like? Have we been charitable with our time and resources? Have we inspired others to be healthy? Turns out just being thankful is good for your health. Read on.
Employers who offer workplace wellness programs not only have healthier, happier, more productive employees, they reap fiscal benefits too! MAC's Corporate Fit Challenge, our 6 week program for company's and their employees are having tremendous success both for the company and their employees. Find out why in this article from our friends at Experience Life Magazine.
Great advice from our friends at Experience Life Magazine. We must all investigate, learn and dig as deep as we can when it comes to advice on our health and wellness.
An interesting read promoting government regulation of the stuff!
This is a question we ponder everyday in our quest to get everyone to live a healthy lifestyle. Here's an interesting perspective from New York Times columnist Jane Brody.
What would you pay to keep from getting sick as you get older? How about a daily walk or other exercise? A new study suggests that’s exactly the right investment. In the study, people who were the most fit at midlife lived longer and spent less time being sick than middle-aged folks who weren’t fit.
There are many benefits to staying physically active and exercising daily. Exercise
- strengthens the heart and lungs
- makes blood vessels more flexible and responsive, improving circulation
- controls blood pressure and cholesterol
- helps muscles burn sugar
- reduces stress
- decreases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and other chronic conditions
- preserves memory and prolongs life