Low-Impact Fitness Classes in Golden Gate Park

New 5-week session: Sep 16 – Oct 16, 2008
Every Tuesday & Thursday
7:50am-8:50am
$169

Low-impact exercises including walking, power walking, stretching, core stability, upper & lower body strengthening, yoga, balance training, and more.

Heat or Ice?

When it comes to an injury should you apply ice or heat?

I’ve had this question many times over the years, so here are some basic guidelines for you:

Acute injuries (Involving swelling. Example: ankle sprain): Ice. The main reason for cooling is to limit inflammation and swelling. Ice is helpful for at [...]

Think Positive – More than a Saying

When looking at our lives many of us tend to notice the things we do not like. Noticing is a good starting point. But how do we get to where we wanna be?

Being passionate about physical and overall well-being for most of my life I’ve read many many books, magazines, articles and other [...]

Organic & Local Produce Shopping Made Easy

Many of us would like to eat more organic produce and support local farmers. But we lead busy lives and almost never make it to the farmer’s market. ‘Eating with the Seasons’ is a wonderful solution: They are “bringing the farmer’s market to you!”.

How it works: ‘Eating with the Seasons’ is a small family [...]

Stretch It – In the Office!

Feeling tight after sitting at your desk all day? Stretches can help relax and strengthen muscles and break up a strenuous day!

Our usual workday includes very few changes of body position (i.e. sitting all day), bad posture (i.e. having the phone handset between ear and shoulder), and a lot of small repetitive movements (best [...]

Whole Grain – Great Stuff

Whole grain is good for you. Check. But how can you easily adjust your eating habits to include this healthy food group? Here are the whole grain basics and simple ideas:

This is the whole grain kernel (in contrast to refined grain which is milled and missing bran and germ). [...]

Simple Ergonomics – Computer Work

We can’t avoid it: Most of us are sitting in front of the computer for many hours every day. Here are a few easy guidelines to check your sitting habits at work. Make your workplace a safe place for your body!

And remember: The human body is not designed for sitting all day, so [...]

Sleep Well!

A few tips for a better night’s sleep.

Are you sometimes wondering why you’re distressed, absentminded or cranky? It could just be a lack of sleep! Compared to 100 years ago we cut back sleeping time by about 30%. Our lives are busier than ever and this is not a bad thing. When [...]

Walk Your City!

Get online walking directions for your Sunday stroll.

Do you feel like taking a nice stroll on the weekend? Or do you just wanna get somewhere by foot? Either way, now you can look up ‘walking directions’ on Google Maps. Just enter directions as you usual, then click on “Walking”. [...]

Wii Sports – Workout from the Couch?

The Standard Wii Sports – Workout or just entertainment?

ACE, the American Council on Exercise, sponsored a study to examine the potential fitness benefits from playing Wii sports: 16 volunteers (age: 20 to 29) played all five Wii sports games (each one for 10 minutes, in a random order, with a five-minute break [...]

Exercise – Good for Body & Brain

We all know that exercising is a good for our bodies. Recent studies suggest that the brain is also impacted – in more than one way:

Mood-Lifting: Working out can help keep anxiety and depression at bay.
A study compared the effects of physical exercise and so-called SSRIs (“selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”, a [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.