It’s very important to make exercise and healthy lifestyle a part of your daily routine. It should not be something that you do just in the spring and summer but something that you carry on through the wintertime. Staying active has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Apart from preventing so many diseases, an active lifestyle also helps you stimulate your brain, which helps you alleviate stress and anxiety. Above all, you can easily get addicted to that wonderful high it gives you and you can develop some really good positive habits.
Home gyms are awesome! For many fitness enthusiasts a home gym offers many advantages over a commercial gym. The main advantage of having a home gym is that you can do whatever you want to do. There is no one to stop you from using chalk or listening to loud heavy music. For beginners the main concerns while planning for a home gym are the space and the cost. You need to estimate the available space and plan the equipment you will need according to your budget.
The holidays are not only an excuse to shop but also to eat a lot. The season of eating usually begins a week prior to Halloween and then ends a week after the New Year. Everybody worries about the dreaded weight gain that happens over the holidays. An average American can gain between five and seven pounds of new weight during this time. However if you are fit and active you are less likely to gain weight. Read about the strategies to help you navigate the holidays without gaining those extra pounds.
Swimming can be a good workout for people of all ages since it’s a low impact sport that protects your joints from damage. Taking a dip in the pool is also an excellent way to reduce stress, improve cardiovascular health, strengthen your lungs, and lower your blood pressure and heart rate. The great thing about swimming is you can get in a pool and you don’t even know you’re sweating and you remain cool as you are doing it, so it actually makes you want to work out more. If you switch strokes while you are in the pool and do a little bit of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly along with the freestyle, you’re actually going to be working so many muscles that you didn’t even know exist.
Why Is It Important To Stretch? Ahhhhhh… That felt good. Stretching, has always been a vital component in workout plans whether you are playing football in the playground, or competing in an international level sporting event. You’ve probably heard your PE teacher or coach telling you to stretch before and after any […]
Stretching is a very important part of your physical fitness. Although stretching seems natural and yet so many of us don’t do it on a regular basis. If you could find time to stretch 3 to 5 minutes a day and try to hit all the major muscle groups in that period, you’ll get the benefits of improved flexibility, less injuries, better circulation and you will feel a whole lot more energized.
When it comes to our fitness routine, sometimes the workout itself isn’t necessarily the hardest part, but sticking to that routine is. Sometimes we just lack the motivation and we need a few kicks to actually start working out. Having a routine and making fitness a part of your life is very essential if you want to transform your body and look differently.
When you exercise to build muscle, you can expect barbells and dumbbells to play a major role in your workout sessions. That is because free weight exercises are the undisputed king of muscle building. Forget fancy machines and gimmicky, expensive supplements. Here we will tell you all about the best […]
Buying fitness equipment can be a lot of fun, at least until you start seeing the price tags. While you can certainly get yourself healthy and fit with lower priced items, you can also go way overboard buying the latest and greatest fitness equipment. There are so many items available […]
Many people prefer hitting the gym and working out every morning primarily because they want to boost their energy to prepare for the work ahead. However, there are also those who prefer working out in the evening, and there are indeed some advantages in doing so. One of the […]
Experts say that the fastest way to gain muscle is through gradual progressive overload. This simply means that the fastest way to gain muscle is for you to increase the demands that you impose on your body. It follows the idea that muscle growth is directly proportional to the amount […]
A strong core for Bodybuilding is not the sexiest of Bodybuilding subjects, and it is almost certainly the most neglected aspect to the majority of people’s routines. But I have to tell you, a strong core will not only prevent injury it will also allow you build all over strength […]