Your heart: It’s the engine that helps your body function and allows you to enjoy all life has to offer — from favorite activities to relationships with friends and family members. This February, celebrate this amazing organ during National Heart Month. Heart disease affects approximately 84 million Americans and is the number one cause of […]
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On Tuesday, May 26, the Center for Health & Wellbeing (CHWB) opened its doors to Crosby Wellness Center members and Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen customers during Phase One of our COVID-19 reopening. To keep our visitors healthy and safe, we’ve implemented comprehensive health and safety measures based on CDC, state and local government recommendations […]
Check out these simple yet effective strategies that will improve your quality of life: Purchase High-Quality Shoes Buy a pair of top-of-the-line sneakers specifically designed for walking. Start by walking around your block, and build up to 30-minute strolls at least three times per week. Increase your distance by 10 percent each week. Prioritize Balance […]
Susan Stone has always maintained an active lifestyle. However, she caught pneumonia and had to stop going to the gym. When Crosby Wellness Center reopened in April, Stone began attending water aerobics classes regularly. The aquatic programs she attends are Aqua Zumba®and water Pilates. Since joining the Center, Stone’s lost 44 pounds. Also, her mobility […]
Don’t let a lower-body injury set you back! These four seated exercises will burn calories, strengthen muscles and increase endurance. The greatest misconception about low-impact exercises is that they don’t challenge your body. This is not the case when performed with proper form, targeted breath-work and activation as well as high intensity. Chair Running Targets: abs, […]
August is Brain Health Month at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. To celebrate, we sat down with Beverly Engel, head of the Winter Park Health Foundation’s BrainUp program, to uncover some surprising secrets about our most important organ, bust some commonly-believed myths and dive into the latest technologies that could help you maintain your high-functioning […]
Spend a few minutes each day working on these four functional fitness exercises that mimic your daily activities like carrying groceries or walking down stairs: 30-Second Sit-Stand for Lower-Body Strength and Power Track the number of times you can stand up and sit down in 30 seconds, in a slow and controlled manner, with your […]
We asked Dr. Raul Badillo, MD , a board-certified gastroenterologist at AdventHealth Winter Park and East Orlando, to explain this common disease and how to get a handle on it this summer. Diverticulitis occurs when bulging sacs appear in the lining of the intestine. These pockets can become infected or inflamed, leading to symptoms such […]
There are lots of things to love about summer. If you’re a fan of picnics, popsicles, swimming pools, and being on the opposite end of the calendar from the frigid bite of winter, then it’s probably your favorite time of the year. However, as thermostats begin to rise, so does the risk of serious heat-related […]
July in Central Florida can be tricky for those of us who like to get in our workouts al fresco. Between the scorching sun and dealing with our state’s often unidentifiable wildlife, there are plenty of excuses to miss a workout. But, early mornings and later evenings make the perfect time to get outside and get […]