There are many terms used quite casually when speaking of fitness and exercise. One very popular one is “aerobics”. There have been aerobics classes in existence now for decades but ask nearly anyone in a gym what it really means and you’ll probably get something like, “Well, it’s when the body uses air to create [...]
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 [...]
Aging is inevitable – the years go by and you get older. There’s no stopping time but it is possible to redefine aging. For most of us it’s understood that aging means the body starts to decay, the hard and soft tissues gradually deteriorate and physical activity becomes more difficult to accomplish. We’ve all seen [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Have you ever heard of exercising your neck? Sure, we work out our biceps, triceps, abdominal muscles, gluteus muscles, quads and hamstrings but when was the last time you did a neck exercises? Probably never, but it’s an area of the body that should not be neglected. A strong neck has many advantages.
The neck, technically [...]
Posture is defined as skeletal and muscular balance of the body that allows it to move in certain ways and stay in certain positions without causing it injury. It has been found that misaligned skeletal framework of a body (most importantly the spine) can cause a multitude of health problems. The largest of these problems [...]
In previous articles we’ve talked a lot about the fat-burning qualities of muscle and why strength training is a must for anyone interested in burning fat and reducing their waistline. In this article we’re going to explore the amazing, under-acknowledged and bountiful vitamin D. Why? Well, because recent research has pinpointed vitamin D as a [...]
Losing weight implies a subtraction of some kind – you want to subtract body weight (preferably body fat) – and there are several different ways to go about it; one is through diet which means subtracting calories from your food intake. That’s what low-calorie diets do, you eat fewer calories (calories measure the energy value [...]
A commonly asked fitness question is, “What’s the best type of exercise for weight loss?” It’s a really good question but one that gets many incorrect (and sometimes even downright silly) answers depending on who is answering and more often than not, what they’re trying to sell.
For a long time it was believed that long [...]
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