The Value of Exercise
Here’s some pretty awesome scientific information on the value of exercise, not just for maintaining a healthier body but also a healthier mind.
Depression is apparently on the rise (if you believe the media and associated pharmaceutical marketing campaigns) and the go-to treatment is ordinarily to medicate using drugs like Bupropian, Citalopram or [...]
How Many Regular People Play Sports?
How many people do you know who engage in a favorite sport? Most people do it to have fun, some do it to stay in shape and a few are really serious about their sport. Just because you’re not a pro athlete doesn’t mean you don’t take your sport seriously. [...]
Why People Start Exercising
We all know the health benefits of exercise and, hopefully, you all understand that weight loss – reducing the number on the scale – is not a very good or reliable index for telling you whether you actually look good or not. By now you also know that “looking fine” is a [...]
A question I get asked a lot is, “How much exercise should I be doing?”. It’s an interesting question and one that’s not easily answered because it depends on what a person is trying to achieve by exercising.
Why Goals Are So Important
Some people want to maintain a state of health, some want to lose [...]
Cellulite, the dreaded dimpling or “orange peel” appearance of skin on the thighs, buttocks and even sometimes abdomen of otherwise healthy women. Nobody wants it, it’s an ugly reminder that there’s fat right there, just itching to escape. Some women spend thousands of dollars trying to remove it, many women just give up and [...]
Does BMI effectively indicate obesity in individuals? Can we trust it as the standard for determining whether we are obese, overweight or healthy?
BMI, or body mass index, is so well known by most people as the measure of the health of the body that most people don’t question its authority. It is used by doctors, personal [...]
The diet and weight loss industry is huge and growing every day. People want to lose weight, get thinner, look better and be healthier. They are bombarded constantly with news of America’s “obesity epidemic” and pictures of young, small-boned women modeling the latest fashions.
Today you can find such solutions as laser fat removal, stomach reductive [...]
Here’s a core workout – no equipment needed.
Before starting your workout, you should warm up for at least 10 minutes.
There are two ways to do the exercises that are coming up: you can time them and hold or you can do repetitions.
First we’ll do a series of planks.
The easiest plank to start off with is [...]
Here’s some food for thought. I was reading over the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for consumption of carbohydrate, protein and fat and was surprised to learn they really push the consumption of carbohydrates over other nutrients for athletic performance and general good health. The ratios are: carbohydrates 55 to 65% of daily food [...]
As you may already know, strength training is one of the greatest ways to get in shape and have a healthy and fit body. Something you might not know is that strength training has been proven to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Studies have been done to show that strength training helps prevent type 2 [...]
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