Categories Archives: education

Facts About Water

Do you drink enough water during the day? Water is important to the body at all times, but especially in warm weather. It keeps the body from overheating. When you exercise, your muscles generate heat. To...

Overcome Excuses for Getting Active and Healthy

What’s keeping you from working out? Is it because of too little time, not enough energy, or just hating to exercise? This week at Synergy we are looking into Reasons/Excuses People Don’t Exercise and How to...

Understanding Body Composition

Body composition is not something you do, like 10 push-ups or 50 sit-ups. Body composition is something you are, but it has a lot to do with what you do. Basically, your body is composed of...

The Importance of Macronutrients

Nutrients are substances needed for growth, energy provision and other body functions. Macronutrients are those nutrients required in large amounts that provide the energy needed to maintain body functions and carry out the activities of daily...

Green Exercise

This week at Synergy we are looking at the mental health benefits of not only exercising, but exercising in the presence of nature. This is often referred to as “Green Exercise”. In Finland, a population study...

How Physical Activity Affects Chronic Conditions

A ‘‘Chronic condition or disease’’ is defined as a disease that is slow in its progress and long in its continuance [1]. The physiological mechanisms underlying these diseases have usually been active long before a particular...

Improve your Quality of Life with Strength Training

This week we are looking at the benefits of strength training, but more specifically the benefit of improving quality of life! “A number of studies have reported that strength training can prevent or reduce muscle loss...

The 80/20 Weight Loss Ratio

If you’ve ever Googled, “Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?” you’ve probably come across this seemingly arbitrary formula for dropping pounds: It’s 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. But where did that.... read more