Unique New Years Health Choices

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This time of year is when quite a few people are in search of anything that will slim their figure and make their physique look second to none. With this in mind, ActiveForever offers a number of items that specifically tones the abdominal region of your body. The core strength and toning products that ActiveForever range from inversion tables, gym equipment, Yoga and Pilates equipment, muscle stimulators and a number of different balancing apparatuses.

When talking about inversion tables the two of the most popular, also seen on TV, are the Teeter and Ironman brands. These are secret weapons to begin that journey to a six pack. The models with the full 90° rotation, at a push of a button, provide multiple different angles, which can offer the most dramatic results. The higher quality, well-known brands are very safe and offer advantages in lower back strengthening as well. The reason that this is important is because lower back strength helps provide overall core strength which will in turn benefit your posture, metabolism and more.

Searching for home gym equipment that can uniquely function as well as advertised is tough these days; especially due to how easy it is to knock the quality brands off. When making home gym purchasing decisions, it's important to think about your lifestyle, your "problem areas" you want to keep in shape, and the amount of space you have to work with, and make sure you check out the quality of the brand. For instance, brands such as Stamina, Health Mark and First Degree Fitness are exceptional brands you can count on for the long haul. The manufacturers have longevity in the marketplace, they're legitimate, perform quality inspections in the factory on an ongoing basis, and they stand behind their brands. You'll also notice comfort and physical conditioning featured that are second to none. For those of us willing to invest in our good health and fitness, being able to invest in a piece of exercise equipment with confidence is an important factor to consider.

In today's society most people think that working out is the most important part of gaining, or losing, those natural curves. Working out is second to daily diet actually working out is third to flexibility. What many people don't realize is, it's important to eat something healthy within the first 30 minutes of waking up. This gets your metabolism kicked off on the right foot every day. If you normally wake up a sleepy head, you'll notice that choosing your morning nutrition is much like the review process you need to go through in choosing the right exercise equipment; you're wise to focus in on credibility, longevity, quality and not get caught up on the cheapest price. In this category of spending, you get what you pay for! (Isagenix offers ideal choices for morning shakes or snacks.)

Did you know that improving your balance can improve your overall health and fitness levels in itself? Plus, it significantly decreases the risk of falls or of your hurting yourself through any workout. It can also help you reduce falls during your daily activities. Core strength and core balance exercises have a tremendously (proven) positive effect on fall prevention and injury prevention. Due to the medical nature of companies like ActiveForever, you'll find a very interesting selection of products that can your balance training. One of the most popular and longest running products in the industry is the Bongo Balance Board. If the Bongo scares you a bit, there's the Fitter First Softboard Balance Board. The Softboard allows you to safely achieve better balance, coordination and overall agility, and a little more safely due to its non-slip legs that create a solid contact with the ground. The large surface area allows for a greater variety of balance exercises. This item is great for core training and balance issues. This is also a better choice for senior citizens pursuing the goal of improved balance training.

Two other very long running brands and items that physical and occupational therapists love and treat with are the Airex Balance Pads and Fitball Balls and seat cushions!

Over the past several years, full body vibration equipment has topped the charts in devices that help core training, fall prevention, physical conditioning, strength training AND neurological balance improvement. Yes! You'll find an increasing number of neurologists and neuro rehab clinics outfitted with full body vibration equipment. Brand does make a difference on this front as well. There are quite a few knock off brands of full body vibration out there, and know that the most established and credible brands include DKN, Medvibe, Health Mark, Vivo. Even incorporating only one of these abovementioned items into your home gym, your living community or in the gym on your employer's campus for the New Year can make all the difference! If you start now, you'll make some great progress in regard to your overall productivity, reliability, well-being, mental acuity and you'll make some progress in time to make an impact on that summer body!

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  • Author: Raquel "Rocky" Johnson, Low Vision Counselor
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