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What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is not a single disease, but a constellation of cardiovascular disease risk factors. According to the National Cholesterol Education Program: If you have 3 or more of the 5 risk factors, then you have metabolic syndrome, and are also more prone to cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes), diabetes, … Continue reading Metabolic Syndrome
When we were young, we used to sprint to get everywhere! It wasn’t something that we had to think about, it was just the way we got around. But as we age, we tend to slow down and sprinting is no longer the way we move. This is unfortunate, as sprinting has been demonstrated to … Continue reading Sprinting Should Be Part of Your Workouts
It is a new year, and many of us have decided that improving our overall level of fitness is one of our resolutions. Unfortunately, something might be getting in the way of us achieving our goals. According to Examine.com’s Fitness Guide 2019, 78% of Americans don’t meet the national exercise guidelines. Physical Activity Guidelines for … Continue reading What is Stopping You From Improving Your Fitness?
Back to Function has added Reformer Pilates! We have a brand new Balanced Body Allegro Reformer and private 1-on-1 workouts will be taught by Whitney Salcer Sulentor starting immediately. Whitney is native to southern California and attended Mira Costa High School before getting a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 volleyball at Southern Methodist University … Continue reading Reformer Pilates Now Available at Back to Function
What is Fitness? Biologically speaking, an organism would be considered as having fitness if it is able to survive to reproduce. Typically, humans survive well beyond their reproductive years. For us, fitness has taken on a new definition that is related to the stage of life we are in and our overall level of health. … Continue reading What is Fitness and How Can We Measure it?
Leaving the dog days of summer and entering the start of the NFL season, MLB playoffs, and the NHL in October, we are witnessing the best athletes in their individual sports competing. Professional athletic performance is a result of years of sports-specific training and sometimes more importantly off-season therapy and workouts. When it comes to … Continue reading Do You Train Like an Athlete?
Are you looking for a way to measure your overall fitness level? Do you want to hit the gym, but aren’t really sure what you should spend time working on? Cardio? Strength? Flexibility? The BTF Fitness Challenge is a unique series of 10 body weight-based tests. Each of the 10 tests is designed to measure … Continue reading BTF Fitness Challenge
We’ve all heard how important exercise is to stay healthy, and keep our bodies and minds in shape. And while it’s awesome to take action on that, many people new to exercising (and even some of those who have been doing it for a while!) make a lot of mistakes that will either not help … Continue reading 5 Common Workout Mistakes