By: Andrew Wolf, M.S. E.D.
I just had the great pleasure to do my first Heart Rate Diagnostic (HRD) on a Miraval guest. This is a new service that I am offering here at Miraval and I am really excited about it for many reasons. In the HRD I have the unique ability to take the extra time that the client and I need to get a more comprehensive picture of where their cardiovascular fitness is and where a client’s heart rate should be in order to improve it.
The key to this is something called cardiac drift. If I were to get on a treadmill at four miles per hour at two percent grade something would happen. My heart rate would quickly go up and level off. However about 8-10 minutes later the heart rate would slowly start to drift up even though I was doing the same workout. This is the phenomenon called cardiac drift. By taking extra time to perform the sub maximal cardiovascular test I can take this effect out of the heart rate equation and give people heart rate guidelines that are much more “real world” applicable.
By: Andrew Wolf, M.S. E.D.
People weight train for a bunch of different reasons. Some people do it because they want to be huge. This constitutes about one half of one percent of my clientele. The other ninety nine and a half percent of the people I meet here at Miraval are using weight training for toning, strength, healthy aging or as part of a weight loss program.
For those of you not looking to get huge, resistance training can look really different. Most of us think of clinking iron and grunting when we think of resistance training but in reality that Yoga class you just came from is a form of resistance training. When expand the parameters that define resistance training it gets more appealing to more people and you open up the conversation to new ways of doing things.
We are honored to be included on U.S. News & World Report's recent list of "Best Vacations for Health Nuts." A visit to Miraval is so much more than just a vacation, you can leave with the knowledge and tools to be able to make lasting changes for your health. Although Miraval offers specialists and programming focused on all aspects of wellness—mind, body, and spirit— we've included few sessions below that are dedicated to improving your physical health.
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Work with Miraval's registered dietitian, Junelle Lupiani, who specializes in weight management and the integration of nutrition in disease prevention. Explore how your nutrition and food choices are affecting your energy levels, quality of sleep, digestive issues, disease vulnerability, and overall well-being.