Five fat-burning ab exercises without crunches

Five fat-burning ab exercises without crunches

The abdominal muscles interconnect your hips, thighs and run all the way up your back. It’s no wonder it’s called the core muscles. Donkey kickbacks Kneel down, palms and feet on the floor. Pull your belly close to your spine and lift both knees about 2” off the floor. Now bring…

Getting Fit Can Reduce Cancer

Getting Fit Can Reduce Cancer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity for a minimum of five days a week. If engaging in vigorous-intensity activity, the CDC then recommends at least 20 minutes on three or more days out of the week. Reaching and…

How do walking sticks increase your activity when walking?

How do walking sticks increase your activity when walking?

Walking is the most common of all exercises. We do it throughout the day as we navigate through all of our regular activities. We can easily increase or decrease the intensity by strolling leisurely through a park or speed walking on a track or treadmill. Although easy and natural, walking can be…

How can strength training help you get fit?

How can strength training help you get fit?

Strength training is another name given to physical exercise that provides strength to the body. The main function of strength training is to make your muscles stronger. It works for both the men and the women. In addition of getting weight loss advantages, you can also following advantages to live…

If you are over 50, how do cardio exercises increase aging?

If you are over 50, how do cardio exercises increase aging?

One of the signs of aging is that metabolism becomes slower. Therefore, burning fat becomes a much slower process. Many exercises that once were thought to help you burn fat more easily; to help make you fit and even keep you young have now been proven to do pretty much the opposite. When it comes…

Is High-Intensity Interval Training helpful?

Is High-Intensity Interval Training helpful?

High intensity exercise like running instead of walking can boost your health and increase the cardiovascular benefits that you usually get. According to reports, two third Americans are considered to be overweight. It is advisable to start an exercise routine and win the battle for healthy living.…

Exercising early in the morning

Exercising early in the morning

Exercising is always a good choice, no matter how long or when you do it. You simply can’t go wrong with it. Still if you want to achieve the best results, maybe the best thing time for exercising is early in the morning. There are so many benefits from it, that you won’t believe it.…

Best Cardio Exercises That Don't Require Gym

Best Cardio Exercises That Don't Require Gym

Joining a gym can be a little expensive for some of us but this doesn’t need to become an obstacle in our fitness as there are various cardiovascular exercises that can help us get fit without having to go to a gym. Cycling is without a doubt one of the best ways of getting fit and it can not…

Five mental tricks to propel you through the last mile of your run

Getting through a long run or a marathon is both a physical and a mental struggle. Its takes days, weeks and, for some, even months to get into shape for an x-mile run. Preparing your body is just half the battle. Runners need to get their minds in the game as well. So what do you do when you think…

Work out with your dog and you both benefit

For many, the monotony of exercise may discourage having a fitness routine. Whether it’s running around a local track or at the local gym, the lack of variety can seem bleak or boring. Thankfully, however, changing things up in your workout is easy. As well, it is entirely in your own hands.…

Aerial fitness is the new craze

There are clubs all over the world offering aerial gymnastics, yoga, and exercises for children and adults of both sexes. One club states aerial exercises are “the ultimate way to develop a strong foundation. It builds strength, increases flexibility, improves balance, quickens motor skills,…

Why should you warm-up before training?

Exercise or training can be walking, jogging, cycling, running, swimming, aerobics, or take the form of any sport. Training can be strengthening or building muscles and losing weight or maintenance and having a good cardiovascular system; any physical activity that helps to maintain or enhance…

What is High Intensity Interval Training?

High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT. It is doing bouts of intense workout coupled with equal amounts of rest. Choosing to do this is a very important decision. It makes every muscle of your body ache and you could feel muscle pain. In fact, critics have been arguing that this…

Why are More Women Running Half Marathons

Laura Clugston had started running for marathons soon after high school. She wanted to become healthier and deal with her changing emotions. Running can refresh your mind completely. Clugston’s friends supported her to increase her targeted distance and inspired her to run half marathon. She…

Exercise therapy can reduce surgical knee repairs

The menisci are the shock absorbers in the knees and provide a cushion between the shinbone and the thighbone. Severe traumas can result in the rupture of a meniscus, which might lead to surgery. However, many professionals agree that some surgical knee repairs are unnecessary. This is due to a…

World Health Organization Recommends Fitness Regime for 18-65 Year Olds

Conforming to the World Health Organization's "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" program, this specialized United Nations agency came up with a set of fitness recommendations for three age groups. These are comprised of 5-17 year-olds, 18-64 year-old and 65 years…

Potbellies more dangerous than obesity

We have been led to believe that people who are not obese are healthy. A person can be unhealthy even if they are not obese. Recent research indicates that people who have potbellies are unhealthier than those people who are obese. The Body Mass Index, or BMI, has been used as a method to determine…

What is Circuit fitness and its advantages?

Fitness exercise is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise that you can practice. Many people around the world choose to do fitness every day or at least a few times per week. If you are passionate about this, you might consider taking things to the next level; Circuit fitness is a challenge…

A pilates workout

Developed by Joseph Pilates, the workout focuses on balancing the body using core exercises, flexibility and increased awareness of how the body moves. This increases the efficiency of the graceful way in which the body moves naturally. What makes Pilates one of the most popular exercise routines is…

How to Get Into a Great Shape

Everyone wants to be fit and to have a great body. While the desire to be in a great shape is present inside all of us only few choose to act upon it. Most people are clueless about where to start and so they need to be made aware of different ways that can help us get into the best shape of our…