Courtney has been with us for two years and is an all-star performer in Kid’s Korner, FitKids, & Birthday Parties. Recently, Courtney was a major reason why the April Vacation Camp was such a huge success.
Some facts about Courtney:
She is a senior at Plymouth North High School and is on her way to Bridgewater State University in the Fall.
She is VERY artistic and has been a cheerleader for nine years.
Her favorite thing about working at Plymouth Fitness is the kids and her co-workers!
Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Tank up for more energy and give your metabolism a boost!
Hit The Gym Wet
To get the most from your workouts, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends drinking about 17 ounces of water two hours before exercise to allow for adequate hydration. During exercise, drink regularly to replace the water lost through sweating. To test if you are drinking enough while exercising, weigh yourself before and after the workout; if you weigh less you are dehydrated.
Give Your Energy And Metabolism A Boost
For an energy boost drink 12 ounces first thing in the morning. Your body loses fluid stored overnight, which can make your mind foggy. Starting your day with water may keep you from seeking out coffee or caffeinated tea, or at least help you cut back.
For Craving Control
Drink 12 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals. Whenever you feel a hunger craving, drink first. If you’re still hungry, have a balanced snack or healthy meal.
For Higher Metabolism
Drink water throughout the day. Mild dehydration can slow your metabolism by as much as three percent. A German study found that drinking 50 ounces of cold water can help you burn up to an extra 50 calories per day – that’s 5 pounds per year – without exercising! Experts think the metabolism boost is due to the extra effort needed to raise the water’s temperature in
the body to 98.6°F.
Lack Of Water Leads To:
Cramps Stress on the heart
Sources Of Water
8 Glasses A Day
Research varies as to how much water a person needs to consume in one day. The general guideline of eight 8 ounce glasses per day is just that – a guideline to help you maintain healthy function. Water regulates your body temperature; aids in digestion, circulation and joint lubrication; maintains blood volume; flushes toxins from the liver and kidneys; and helps
decrease the risk of numerous cancers by 50% or more.
Water is ingested via our food sources as well. For example, fruits and vegetables are mostly water. Watermelon, apples,
grapefruit, broccoli, lettuce, celery and carrots are all very good sources of water.
Massage Therapy enables me to help others develop a greater sense of well being. While attending Spa Tech in 2005, I realized that I found my passion in life! I learned about the healing powers of massage, how it raises one’s energy levels, releases toxins and creates a sense of peacefulness. Through my education and experience, I have created a livelihood that feels more like a privilege than a job. It has opened doors for me to meet new people and develop a family of dedicated, regular clientele. My love of massage shows through my work. It is very important to me that each of my clients feel comfortable and welcome.
Spa Tech 2006 -Therapeutic program
Now available for appointments on Mondays & Tuesdays at Plymouth Fitness. Schedule in-person at Member Services or by calling 508-746-7448.
Aerobic Exercise: A Key to Successful Aging
Exercise is a beneficial tool in aiding weight loss and improving symptoms of diabetes and heart disease. But now evidence supports the idea that exercise could help people better cope with the aging process. As age progresses, the capacity for aerobic exercise declines, and this decline is often accelerated by development of chronic cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. However both observational and intervention research shows that exercise can increase peak oxygen consumption in the elderly in both healthy and disease states, and can exert beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, bone density, and quality of life. In other studies, resistance and balance training in the elderly have been associated with reduced fear of and risk for falls, a major health risk for this age group. It is recommended that adults engage in 150 minutes of physical activity per week, and continue exercising as they age. Physicians and communities should work towards increasing the low participation rates of older adults in home based and supervised exercise programs.
Fleg J. Exercise in the Elderly: A Key to Successful Aging. Discovery Medicine. 2012 Mar;13(70):223-8.