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Stronger Muscles Make Stronger Brains

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Founder & C.E.O. CoreMatters People who exercise probably know they are doing something good for their brain. After exercise, they feel good or happier or calmer. They think more clearly. Runners talk about the “runner’s high”.  Most of those brain results come from cardiovascular exercise—raising your heart rate and keeping it raised

Mar 29, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

5 Reasons SFG-style Kettle Bells Are Good for Your Back

(Click the photo to continue reading…) 1. SFG Kettlebell work strengthens your glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD from Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit “gluteal amnesia.” An improper recruitment pattern leads to increasing back problems as the back has to take over the lifting task of the glutes. The

Oct 06, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Expecting to Grow Old…or to LIVE Longer?

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related injury. Falls are the leading

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Kettle Bells at 60?

This past May, my daughter graduated from college which whipped my attention around to the future–hers, and my place in it.  As I saw the years unfold before me, I noticed that at age 59, I couldn’t see ahead indefinitely.  I saw the pavement end, and I saw it very clearly.  This was even more stark than

Jul 18, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments