Tag: exercise

How Figure Skating Can Transform Your Body

Are you watching the Olympics? I certainly am. One of the marquee sports of every Winter Olympic Games is figure skating. As a student of the human body and the ways it moves, I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it really is. The technical demands of the art are one aspect, like any sort…

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How Physical Therapy Predicts Your Future

In my opinion, Physical Therapy as a profession has done a very poor job of explaining all that we can do. Unfortunately, most folks think of us only after they’ve gotten hurt and have seen a doctor for specific musculoskeletal issues like an ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, or spine surgery. For these folks physical…

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Opinion: For Your Safety, Stop Tracking Your Steps

In the news lately, there have been multiple reports about how the fitness-tracking app, Strava, is revealing more about its users than anyone ever intended. Militaries around the world found that with this app, people could not only track specific routes that important military personnel went about during their day, but could also determine WHO…

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How to Stop “Text Neck” From Killing You

Are you looking down at your phone right now to read this article? “Text neck” is no longer an isolated phenomenon. It is a real problem that is not only killing your manners and your mood; it’s also killing your neck. A recent NYTimes article focused a good deal on the social implications of text…

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Lessons From The Iron Cowboy

Last week, we had the distinct honor of hosting The Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence, for a seminar here at Halevy Life. Lawrence is the only person to ever run 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 days, in all 50 states. An honor to learn from @IronCowboyJames last night! Everyone should be inspired by the grit and…

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Opinion: Should We License Personal Trainers?

In recent years, many states have begun introducing legislation requiring personal trainers and coaches to obtain state-issued licenses. These licenses would allow them to legally work as fitness professionals and provide services in that category. The industry is full of many certifying bodies, like the NSCA, ACE, NASM, or even CrossFit, that would all define…

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The Fallacy of Fitness in the City

What happens when people take “fitness fun” and social media too far? If you are active on social media these days, you can definitely relate to what I’m about to tell you. Personally, I love keeping up with my friends, family, and the wide variety of people that I’ve met throughout the years. Time is…

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Opinion: Can Wine Help You Lose Weight?

Recently, I came across an article claiming that two glasses of wine before bed can help you lose weight. The article cited a few research articles to make its claim, but I came away from the article unimpressed and unconvinced. Health claims that sound too good to be true weave into and out of mainstream…

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Opinion: Working Out Naked Won’t Make You Look Good Naked

A new workout class recently drew a ton of buzz on the internet because of a new “bare-bones” gimmick–literally. This NYC fitness studio is pushing out a naked, bodyweight fitness class and rationalizing it by touting the “unique” benefits of working out naked. The truth is however, that this is just another hook to try…

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Opinion: Join the Ten Percent

The new year is upon us and so are the endless “new year’s resolutions” that people are so eager to pursue. These days, I feel like everyone picks a resolution to work on just for the sake of it. According to a survey, at the end of this year around 90% of people will feel…

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