Get to Know Jan Lauer

Perhaps one of HFC’s most unsung heroes who’s always working behind the scenes is athletic trainer Jan Lauer. Since 1995, Tri-Rehab, Inc. has been keeping HFC athletes healthy. Lauer and Ann Berry served as HFC’s athletic trainers from 1995 to 2003, then Lauer returned in 2009 and has been at the College ever since. “HFC has a […]

10 Tips for Walking Your Dog

Walking your dog in the summer months is excellent exercise. A recent study performed by the University of Missouri-Columbia study found people who walk their dog 20 minutes a day, five times a week lost an average of 14 pounds after 50 weeks; so here are 10 tips for safely walking your dog. Be prepared […]

Saftey Tips For Shoveling Snow

A man shovelling snow in winter.

As cold weather and the first snow arrive it is important to remember that shoveling or even using a snow blower is vigorous exercise. Before engaging in any snow removal activity be sure to check with your doctor because snow removal does place a significant amount of stress on the heart. As with any exercise […]

Muscle Stretching Tips for Active Individuals

Stretching (flexibility) is an important part of your exercise program. Muscles and tendons are elastic in nature. When muscles are not stretched on a regular basis they can lose this elastic ability. When this occurs it not only can cause problems to the specific muscle itself but to the surrounding structures and joints, by pulling […]

Fitness Walking Tips

Fitness walking is a great way to lead a more active lifestyle. Fitness walking helps control weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels as well as improves cardiovascular fitness. People should treat walking like any other exercise and build endurance. Begin your program by walking at a relaxed pace for 10 minutes, working up to 20 […]

Cold Weather and Arthritis

Weather affects different people differently. With many people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, they will be stiffer in the morning and it can take them longer to get up and loosen up and loosen their joints and get going. There’s very little research showing that cold weather directly causes arthritis or alters its course. So […]

Small Weight Loss Means Big Gains

It’s been a few months since we all made those New Year’s Resolutions. Was your Resolution to lose weight? Feeling discouraged with only a few pounds loss? A new study is out that may give you some encouragement. Losing as little as 5 percent of body weight can improve insulin sensitivity and lower risks for […]

Exercise Tips During Hot and Humid Weather

Summer heat is here, but with gyms and fitness centers still closed due to Covid-19 concerns, people must continue to ulitize the outdoors to meet their exercise needs.  However, increasing temperatures and humidity can pose unique challenges to completing a safe and effective workout.  The warmer the temperature, the harder your body has to work […]

Is “W-Sitting” really a concern?

Have you noticed your child or grandchild sitting on the floor with their legs in a W shape? “W sitting” or sitting with knees rotated in and feet out to either side of the body, does not look like it would be a comfortable position. But for children with decreased trunk strength it can feel […]