Saturday, July 2, 2016

Workout Routines to Bring to The Beach for Park La Brea

June 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Click HERE to see workout routines to bring to the beach.

A Glimpse of Home Prices in Los Angeles for Park La Brea.

June 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Click HERE for A glimpse of home prices in Los Angeles.

The Why and How of Staying Hydrated While Exercising

June 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Keeping your body hydrated during exercise helps your heart pump blood through your blood vessels to your muscles. It also helps your muscles work more efficiently. Needless to say, it's important to make sure you enough water before, during, and after your workout. Follow these tips on staying hydrated while exercising.

  • Keep count. It's important to drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before exercising, 8 ounces 30 minutes before exercising, 7 to 10 ounces every 10 minutes during exercise, and 8 ounces 30 minutes after you exercise.
  • Supplement. For your average 60-minute workout, you won’t need anything more than water. If you’re going longer than that, or if it's humid outside, you may need a sports drink to get the extra calories and electrolytes.
  • Drink when you feel thirsty. You body is designed to tell you when you need to hydrate, so pay attention to its signals..

Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration [Family Doctor]
What Should I Drink While Exercising? [The Starting Line]
Staying Hydrated – Staying Healthy [American Heart Association]

21 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer Park La Brea!

June 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Click here for 21 ways to stay cool this summer!

Fairy Lanterns

June 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

For those creative people out there at Park La Brea.

Click here to read more.

DIY Project

June 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

This is a great idea for Park La Brea. You can even do it for the Tower Apartments, putting it near the beautiful large windows we have that provide great sunlight.

Click here to read more.

How to Safely Exercise Outdoors During the Summer

June 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Even if you’re a very fit person, exercising outdoors in hot summer weather can be dangerous. Unless you take the necessary precautions, the heat and humidity can cause dehydration, dizziness, and exhaustion. Here are a few smart tips to help you exercise safely outside all summer long.

  • Stay hydrated. This one may seem obvious, but dehydration is the leading cause of illness and injury during hot weather exercise. Be sure to drink a lot of water not only during and after exercise, but also beforehand to fuel your body for your workout.
  • Choose smart times. Because the sun is lower (and so is the temperature) during the morning and evening, these are the smartest times to exercise outdoors.
  • Wear the right clothes. While you might wear sweatpants to exercise outdoors in the fall, you should invest in something lightweight and absorbent in the summer. Try synthetic fabrics like Spandex and Lycra, as these wick away moisture.
  • Listen to your body. Even if you’ve only been running for 10 minutes, that might be too much for your body in the dog days of summer. If you start to feel lightheaded and dizzy while exercising, make sure that you stop or slow down, no matter how long it’s been.

5 Ways to Exercise Safely in the Heat [U.S. News]
8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat [Active]
Essential Tips for Outdoor Exercise [Arm & Hammer]

The Top Ten Benefits for Weight Training for Seniors (actually everyone)

June 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

In the same way that taking a once-a-day vitamin is beneficial, lifting weights and other kinds of strength training provide multiple benefits, according to the findings of many studies over the past several years.
Here are the top reasons to get started on a resistance strength-training program:
1. To improve functional strength and flexibility. This is important because it can help keep you safe in your daily activities and make you less vulnerable to falls or other injuries.
2. To increase bone mass and density. Weight-bearing and resistance exercises can help protect against osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break.
3. To build muscle strength. Adults lose between five and seven pounds every decade after age of 20. Only strength training prevents muscle loss.
4. To lower body fat. Research in strength training has demonstrated a four-pound fat loss after three month of training, even though study participants increased their daily caloric intake by 15 percent, according to the American Fitness Professionals Association.
5. To reduce resting blood pressure. Strength training reduces resting blood pressure.
6. To reduce low back pain. Research has shown that strength training can increase low back strength and alleviate low back pain.
7. To reduce the pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Tufts University Diet and Nutrition letter (1994) published a study on sensible strength training that reduced the pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
8. To reduce symptoms of other chronic diseases. Strength training can help to reduce the symptoms of depression, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and sleep disorders.
9. To enhance your personal appearance. Improving your strength and your physique can also be a plus for your self-confidence and self-esteem.
10. To increase serotonin, the ‘feel good’ hormone. Seniors can decrease their fat weight. Like the younger program participants, the senior subjects lost more than four pounds of fat weight during the eight-week training period.
Come see one of our personal trainers at the Park La Brea Fitness Center for a FREE personal training session or call (323)746-5081.

How to Get the Perfect Pet Selfie

June 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

The perfect pet selfie for Park La Brea. Check it out by clicking HERE.

Great Tips for Keeping an Organized Home

May 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Click here to check out great tips for keeping your home organized.

Next Page »