Youth Sport Safety

Written By Nada Popovic Baldwin Wallace University Prescription Fitness intern The participation in sports for youth is important for physical, mental, and emotional benefits. However, in the event of an injury, the outcome can have negative effects on a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. There are steps and materials that can help a parent/guardian and coach become more aware of … [Read more...]

Healthy Easter Baskets

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Although Easter baskets should be a fun and carefree addition to the holiday festivities, what you choose to fill them with can be very detrimental to your kid’s health.  Aside from the most obvious reason – the large amounts of sugar in all the candy we love to fill the baskets with – the chemicals in the all dyes added to … [Read more...]

Move of the month – Plank

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The plank is a very popular core exercises and the reason is that all of your core muscles are used during the plank exercise including: rectus abdominus, transverse abdominals, lower back extensors, and even a slight use of the obliques.  Besides increasing core strength, there are many other benefits to incorporating the … [Read more...]

Effects of Sleep on Your Health

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Sleep health is something you probably do not give much thought to.  Did you know that sleep plays a very important role in your health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you're awake … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Eat Right.

Written By Nada Popovic BWU Health Coaching and Promotion Intern with Prescription Fitness Getting active is critical but feeding your body the proper nutrients is just as important. Changes in health don’t happen overnight, making small changes can have a long-lasting effect on your body. Find the right balance of nutrition and physical activity for your body. Follow small steps such as the … [Read more...]


Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, it is very difficult to not be tempted by the some if not all of the following:  corned beef piled high between two slices of rye bread, green bagels, shamrock cookies, Irish soda bread, and plenty of beer.  Before you head out to celebrate with family and/or friends, here are some … [Read more...]

Move of the Month: Push Ups

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Push ups have been around forever. In fact, you probably completed your first push up as a young kid in grade school gym class. Push ups are one of the most polarizing exercises. Some people loathe them. And believe it or not some people love them. The people who enjoy them tend to feel that way because they’ve … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Disease: Signs and Prevention

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Cardiovascular disease (often referred to as heart disease) is a general name for a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the heart and/or blood vessels.  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United … [Read more...]


  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness If you feel that there are not enough hours in the day and that finding time for a workout is nearly impossible on most days, this article is for you!  Why?!  Because I am going to discuss total body circuit training in this blog.  First I will give you some of the benefits to incorporating this type of … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness It’s Valentine’s Week so let’s talk about our hearts. First, the not so lovely stats: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  According to the CDC roughly 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year -  that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Some of the risk factors for … [Read more...]