The New Vital Sign

According to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  The traditional vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing) measure physical functioning and are indicators of the presence or absence of disease or infirmity.  So, ifContinue reading “The New Vital Sign”

What’s love got to do with it?

Absolutely everything.  After months of trying to create choreography for songs I like, I have come to the not-surprising conclusion that I can’t.  I start, I re-start, I re-do, I procrastinate, I re-start, I re-do, I don’t do.  Working with a bank of songs which I have, for the most part, never danced to beforeContinue reading “What’s love got to do with it?”

Why HRmax is important

Simply put, HRmax is the upper safe limit you should push your heart rate to during exercise; and knowing your HRmax is important to ensure you meet your workout goals without putting your body at risk of a potentially catastrophic failure.  The old (standby) formula for calculating HRmax is “220 minus age.”  However, studies byContinue reading “Why HRmax is important”