“Stand up straight” and “don’t slouch in your chair” are a couple of phrases you may have heard in your youth. At the time, of course, you hadn’t a second thought about how you stood or sat. As time goes on these everyday activities, if done incorrectly, can result in back or neck pain.
Susannah and her family moved to Ballwin about seven years ago from Chicago to be closer to family. Her family joined The Pointe within the first year after the move and have been members ever since.
Charlie is a member through the SilverSneakers program for which The Pointe is a provider. He has been a regular patron for several years and usually is in six times per week. He gives credit to his late wife, Judy, for encouraging him to join and stay active.
Exercise has many documented benefits to general health and well-being. One of these benefits is better sleep. The cumulative effect is that better sleep, of course, helps us feel better and be more productive during the day. Even though the idea of physical activity for better sleep is simple, there are some individual experiments that can be done to make exercise more effective for improving sleep.
As generations go by and athletics for adolescents being as competitive and intense as ever, it’s important to re-visit potential results of pushing our kids too much. Self-driven youth (as well as those driven by coaches, parents, etc.) feel pressure to succeed. For some adolescents this can lead to unhealthy decisions and overtraining. For females there are common results from these unhealthy training practices. The term “Female Athlete Triad” was coined and defined in 1993 to describe the three commonalities.
Tom and his wife, Deborah, moved to Ballwin in 1997. As soon as they discovered The Pointe they joined and have been members ever since. Tom notes that The Pointe has everything they need and for the fees is a great value. Since moving they have gone from a couple membership to a family with their 17 year old son, Jack.
You may be thinking “Are you kidding me?”
With all of the health problems that come with being overweight, why should we discuss how to gain weight? Athletes young and old prompt this discussion. Whether gaining weight to become more successful at a sport or simply for personal vanity, being bigger, faster, and stronger is a concern for some.
The American Institute for Preventative Medicine has declared February as National Wise Health Consumer Month. This broad declaration can cover anything from taking the proper medication for certain ailments to finding the proper running shoe to fit your natural stride.
Another year has gone by and it’s time to turn the pessimism into optimism and the disappointment into opportunity. Of course, the subject is starting a new fitness program.
It’s not every day you meet a WWII Veteran, so we are especially excited to introduce to you January’s Member of the Month. Pete Bolinger and his son Mike Bolinger are the highlight of many peoples’ day when they come to The Pointe.
Ballwin is home, and has been so for 23 years. And part of home for the Serockes is fitness. “If we didn’t do what we do here at The Pointe every day, we wouldn’t be able to do everything we do at our age,” said Adele.
There are a lot of ways to improve your fitness conditioning. Adding something new to your routine or changing your methods all together in periods can help keep you interested and your body guessing. Let’s explore the simplicity of fitness by singing together.