Body Works

Build a Better You - A look at Roc Fitness Training

  • 1 September 2016
  • Content Editor

By Bob Fernee, Photography by Bob Mack

Ever since its invention, Americans have loved the automobile. Unfortunately, that love has undone us. We began driving more and walking less resulting in a number of health ailments brought on by a decline in fitness.

Personal trainer, Maynard Taylor, has a favorite exercise that he pushes to all his clients. The one we left behind: walking.

Kayak Fly Fishing

  • 1 September 2016
  • Content Editor

By Maggie FitzRoy, Photography by Woody Huband

A bright peach sun rises above the horizon as we launch our kayaks from Cedar Point Preserve. The brightening sky is robin’s egg blue, dotted with gray and white clouds, and not a sound can be heard except the soft swish, swish of our paddles. Then a fish jumps out of the water ahead of me, breaking the stillness. And another.

Back to Basics for Real Results

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

By Bob Fernee, Photography by Will Dickey

The world is full of gimmicks and false promises. Nowhere is this more evident than in the fitness business. A new “innovation,” contraption or “sure-fire” method is always being touted.

That is not the way at Titan Up Fitness, where owner and trainer, Andy Decker, takes things back to the basics. Since 2012, he has brought his clients results by relying on what really works.

When Hot is too Hot

  • 26 July 2016
  • Content Editor

What happens when your body overheats?

By Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N

Life in the Sunshine State is beautiful, but hot. Really hot. That same sun that spreads happiness by shining in the sky can be a formidable foe if you are not careful. As the temperature outside increases, so does the prevalence of heat illnesses. A careful understanding of how the body regulates temperature can help you identify when seeking shelter from the sun may be a matter of life and death, and what you can do to stay safe this summer.

Shoes That Work

  • 30 June 2016
  • Jaxcher

Sourced from bestwalkingfeet.com

Working a long shift on your feet for hours at a time can be tough on your entire body. The right shoes can make all the difference in the world. Here is a list of some of the top shoes that provide support and comfort.

Dansko Clogs

               Durable and reliable, Dansko has been making great shoes for standing long hours for decades. Their cork insole and strong arch support are fantastic for posture and pressure on joints.

Sleep and Memory

  • 30 June 2016
  • Jaxcher

If you are working the night shift, sleep can be elusive.  If you are in a high stress job, not getting enough sleep can cause you to make mistakes.  Here are some recent research findings on how sleep deprivation can affect your memory.  Take them into account, and make sleep a priority for peak work performance.

Stay Hydrated on the Clock

  • 30 June 2016
  • Jaxcher

Work is consuming, and we often neglect ourselves when we are pushing through a long shift. A simple way to take care of your body while punching the clock is to drink more water. Here are some tips to keep you hydrated while at work.

·        Bring a Water Bottle to Work: Bring a 32 oz. water bottle to work. Fill it when you get there and try to drink the entire bottle before lunch. Refill at lunch and challenge yourself to drink it all by the end of the work day.

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