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Exercising When You’re Short on Time

Dec 6, 2019 | 0 comments

Exercising When You’re Short on Time

Sometimes that hour-long workout at the gym or your yoga or Pilates class get nixed from your schedule when you have a lot of other commitments, gatherings, and shopping to do. So instead of an hour, squeeze in 15 to 20 minutes of exercise at home — you’ll feel better and be glad you did! Here at WAGs, our team is dedicated to helping everyone get the exercise they love without pain, and today’s blog post is a great guide for what to do when you’re pressed for time. Keep reading for a new routine to try, and order your wrist support gloves...

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Arthritis – Do You Notice Your Joints Hurting?

Nov 21, 2019 | 2 comments

Arthritis – Do You Notice Your Joints Hurting?

As the weather gets colder, I notice my joints more, especially my hands. With aging often comes the cricks of arthritis — between the age of 45 and 63 is when may notice the first signs of arthritis. I have arthritis at the base of both thumbs and my left wrist. When my hands are cold, particularly if I haven’t moved them much, my fingers become stiffer and I feel discomfort in my thumbs. One cool morning, I was doing some yoga and stretches lying on the floor, and as I rolled over and pushed up onto my hands and knees, my wrist and thumbs...

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Work Out Routinely – Free of Tendinitis!

Aug 14, 2019 | 2 comments

Work Out Routinely – Free of Tendinitis!

As summer wanes, many of us start thinking about working out more often. I sure do. In the summer, I ride my bike, go for walks practice yoga, and fit in a workout maybe two times a week. Once September is here, I try to consistently do yoga or Pilates and work out at the gym five times a week. I’ve noticed how important it is as I get older. Stay Consistent and Remember to Warm Up When I work out consistently, it helps keep tendinitis away. I also make sure to warm up a little first by moving my limbs in various ways and stretching gently....

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Work Out Wherever You Are!

Jun 20, 2019 | 0 comments

Work Out Wherever You Are!

With summer here, does your schedule get all mixed up? It’s in a good way usually, but I used to find it difficult to keep my workout consistent until I started taking it with me. Here are some suggestions for easy-to-do exercises (no equipment required!) when you’ve got company, you’re camping, you’re traveling, or whatever else summer throws your way! Just remember to have fun. Lunges We’ll start at the bottom and work our way up. One of my favorite exercises for the legs is lunges. They work your hamstrings, quads, and glutes on both...

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Exercise Outside to Enjoy the Weather!

May 7, 2019 | 0 comments

Exercise Outside to Enjoy the Weather!

Is the sunshine beckoning you out to play? Why not get your dose of vitamin D by taking your workout outdoors? Skipping the gym occasionally and exercising outside is a great way to welcome spring and a gorgeous day. With a little creativity and some hills, trees, park benches, or sand, you can get your workout in! Include cardio by marching in place or doing jumping jacks or plyometrics in between your exercises. Here are some strengthening ideas to get you going. Park Bench Dips Sit on edge of a bench or steps, facing away from the base....

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Pilates, BootCAMP, and BOSU With WAGs

Mar 20, 2019 | 0 comments

Pilates, BootCAMP, and BOSU With WAGs

We are incredibly grateful to have the following story of how Wrist Assured Gloves (WAGs) made an impact for Pilates instructor, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor Erin. She helped her clients overcome pain and build on their Pilates practice and cardio workouts. E2: Exercise with Erin is an inspiration for her innovation and pursuit of making exercise accessible and enjoyable for everyone! Erin’s specialties are Pilates and BootCAMP classes, and she also teaches Sculpting and CardioBox classes. Erin has a special place in her...

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Is your fitness routine causing pain?

Feb 5, 2019 | 0 comments

Is your fitness routine causing pain?

Maybe you’ve been a bit overzealous in attacking your resolution to get in shape? Don’t let your enthusiasm land you on the sidelines with an injury. Often known as the ‘Weekend Warrior’ syndrome, it’s easy to let an overuse injury sneak up. More commonly referred to as tendinitis, the symptoms can appear suddenly or develop over time. What causes Tendinitis? … Causes of Tendinitis • Repetitive movements or series of movements (doing too many burbees or sun salutations) • Movements with high force on the muscle or tendon (kettle bells,...

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4 Steps to Get Going and Stick with a Fitness Routine

Jan 9, 2019 | 2 comments

4 Steps to Get Going and Stick with a Fitness Routine

January signals a fresh start and a good time to set goals for the new year. It’s also the perfect time to boot-up your fitness routine and get rid of any holiday pounds you might have added. Here are 4 tips on how to lock-in your fitness routine, that are sure to get you in action and motivated to stick to your workout. 1. Start with the WHY On the surface it’s easy to come up with the reasons behind our fitness goals and routine. We may want to lose or maintain our weight and look our best. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find hidden...

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Take care of your skeletal bones and joints.

Oct 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Take care of your skeletal bones and joints.

With aging often comes the cricks of arthritis in your joints. Ages 45 to 63 is generally when arthritis begins showing up. Factors that play into osteoarthritis are excessive weight, muscle weakness, repetitive movements, joint injury and family history. “We don’t have anything to prevent the disease or the progression of this disease over time, but exercising and maintaining a healthy weight are the best chance to reduce your risk factors,” says Dr. Najia Shakoor, a rheumatologist and researcher at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago....

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Body Weight Supported Workouts

Sep 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Body Weight Supported Workouts

I like using my own body weight for resistance – it’s efficient, you flow and it can be challenging. Here are some common ways to strengthen your core and arms. Plank- This tried and true exercise is a good one when done correctly. The ideal position is you’re planted on the toes, legs extended, hips, trunk and shoulders all lined up and arms extended under the shoulders. The thing to focus on is that back doesn’t sway down and your hanging on your shoulders and hips. Make sure you engage your core, keeping your...

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