Health Pillar #4: Mobility

Mobility is the ability to effectively and safely perform the universal human movements, such as squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, carrying, and crawling that are required for functional living. Many assume that mobility simply means flexibility, but flexibility is only one component of mobility. The ability to move a joint through a full range of motion safely … Continued

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Health Pillar #3: Cardio

Cardiovascular fitness is the ability to handle aerobically challenging situations of varying duration. The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Improving cardiovascular fitness can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by increasing the efficiency of your heart, lungs, and blood vessels. The easier it is to pump blood through … Continued

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Health Pillar #2: Body Composition

“Physical Fitness” means being well rounded and competent in all areas of fitness. That’s why SPARC bases overall physical fitness on 4 Pillars. Last week, we told you about Pillar 1, Strength. Pillar 2, Body Composition, means having an appropriate amount of fat tissue, bone density, and muscle mass. Body composition affects all other aspects of physical fitness. … Continued

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Health Pillar #1: Strength

Strength is the ability to generate and resist force. As our society becomes more sedentary, the need for strength may seem unnecessary. However, just because you rarely have to lift heavy objects does not mean that strength training has no benefit to you. Increasing muscle mass and strength can protect you from injury, improve performance, … Continued

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