Entries Tagged as 'Fitness & Weight Loss'

By: Miraval’s Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED Exercise Physiologist

Miraval Resort & Spa

This time of year inevitably brings with it a barrage of requests for quick advice on how to tone up and get a beach body.  To this I usually respond with a litany of multipurpose, multi joint core exercises that work as many muscles as possible while lifting the butt.  Do not get me wrong, these exercises do tone up muscles and strengthen the core but until your body fat is low enough you will not see the fruits of your labor.  What do I mean?  Until the padding that is covering your abs is thin enough you will not be able to see how awesome all those crunches have made your abs.  Bottom line, tone is nothing more than the lack of fat over the muscles you have.  With this in mind I have an easy homework assignment that will give you a taste of what I do here at Miraval and allow you to write an exercise prescription for yourself just like I do. 

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By Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED. Exercise Physiologist

When you think about exercise in regard to disease prevention it is important to keep in perspective the simplicity of exercise.  If you think about it, all exercise can be broken down into how many calories you burn when you do that exercise.  It is important to think of exercise this way because when you want to talk about “how much exercise” you are really asking “how many calories”.  The other thing to keep in mind is the unimportance of what you do today and the importance of how much you have done this week.  Think of exercise as an accumulation of calorie burning that occurs over seven days not whether or not you did 30-45 minutes on the treadmill today. 

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By Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED. Exercise Physiologist

As creatures that evolved in an environment that obligated constant movement the notion of sitting at a desk for 8-12 hours a day is totally unhealthy and foreign.  Unfortunately, the last time I checked no one is really excited to pay me to go on monster hikes and epic bike rides 5 days a week.  So I spend a fair amount of time in front of a computer just like most of you.  However, being in front of a computer does not mean that you do not have to move at all, you can engineer sneaky ways to move even in the modern work space. 

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By: Junelle Lupiani, Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Supervisor

Today there are so many fad diets, weightloss tips, and tricks it is easy to get lost in the trends. But when it comes down to it losing weight is simple, not always easy but simple. These basic tips will not only help you lose weight but also help your body feel it's best!

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Exercise Physiologist Andrew Wolf lists his Top 5 "Must Try Experiences"

First Time Guests

#1
Mountain bike on the amazing trails we have right out our backdoor

#2
“Are You Sleeping” or “Build a Better Brain” with Sheryl Brooks

Return Guests

#1
The NEW “Davinci Body Boards” are great new addition to our fitness offerings

#2
Let your inhibitions go and drum with Tony Redhouse

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