8 Pieces Of Expert Fitness Advice For 2023 (Forbes Health)
Posted: Aug 16, 2023 in In the News
This article originally appeared in Forbes Health on August 16, 2023.
8 Pieces Of Expert Fitness Advice For 2023
By Alena Hall
Looking back on yet another year of navigating life through a pandemic, you might feel as though fitness remained on the back burner or that you generally didn’t get to move as much as you had hoped. But that’s okay—with a new year comes a new chance to hit the reset button and refresh both your wellness goals and how you think about them.
Here are eight pieces of expert advice on fitness from our Forbes Health Advisory Board members to help inspire you to get moving in 2023.
Put in a Daily Effort
“Exercise is of particular importance as we age,” says Robert Lahita, the director of the Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Disease at St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, New Jersey. “Remember: It doesn’t mean running marathons or Spartan races. It needs to be a daily effort to work the body in favor of the biological soul—to let go, relax the brain, stress the body in a good way and luxuriate in the flow of hormones, endorphins and cytokines.”
“I just read this new, fascinating study on how our genes affect our fitness outcomes, and I think that connection can help us all realize that unique gene expression makes us one of a kind, so we shouldn’t get hung up on comparing ourselves to others,” says Sabrena Jo, the senior director of science and research at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). “Regular exercise improves health and fitness, and we don’t have complete control over how our bodies will respond. These findings open us up to enjoying movement more while focusing less on the outcomes.”
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