By now we’re all familiar with the fine print message “consult your doctor” that’s connected to just about every supplement and exercise regimen out there. The problem is, it’s so common now that many of us just tend to ignore the advice. It’s seen as unimportant, maybe because it’s so common now that it produces a feeling of dismissal in people who read it. The truth is though that those who don’t consult their doctor before any serious exercise change could be making a serious gamble with their health. Here are a few reasons why. continue reading »
Shorter workouts are a must to have in your arsenal. Some days, time just runs short on your schedule, especially around the holidays. You still want to workout, especially to help fight against the winter bulge. continue reading »
Internet is becoming an integral part of our daily lives, especially the social networks. The big wigs like Facebook are witnessing a nonstop growth in their user base while the new ones continue to take the World Wide Web by storm. But with the growth, more and more people are seen voicing their disapproval for these networks. Reason? Because a vast majority of these networks hardly serve any real purposes, except allowing people to keep a tab on their friends and family members, or simply sharing random stuff with each other.
But that’s because most of these critics are not aware of the online communities made with a focus, for example the support groups and fitness communities focusing on people looking to lose some weight and stay fit. Once you become a part of these communities, you will be getting a lot of advice, motivation, and inspiration to break the shackles and reach your goals sooner than later. Following is a list of five communities buzzing with the fitness enthusiasts that will help you meet your weight loss targets. continue reading »
There are many women that have decided that they need to stay home to care for their children as they grow and they have found that they can work from home and still care for their little ones. They work when the kids are in school or are down for a nap and are able to help contribute to the income for their families. They are very busy, between work and the kids and often find it difficult to fit in a work out. This does not have to be the case. There are ways that a mom can fit it into their lives, they just have to make the effort. continue reading »
Most of us are spending long hours sitting in front of a computer or watching TV programs. As a result, we are doing less physical activities and starting a regular fitness regimen seems to be an impossible goal. For sure many of us tried to fit in exercise in our daily schdule but it simply didn’t work out for some reasons. You hardly find one person who can make it through to their goal of staying fit and healthy.
As we all know, exercise is full of health benefits but the idea of staying on track is a challenge. If you are facing this challenge, then the below points may help you convince yourself to exercise.
Be a morning person. Losing weight or staying fit is an effort. It means you need to work out and sweat to achieve your desired fitness level. It will not happen if you are simply sitting in front of the TV though it will if you will run everyday for half an hour or go to the gym on regular basis. continue reading »
As winter comes and goes, men and women across the country are beginning to realize that the clock is ticking and summer is fast approaching. These same couch potatoes are looking forward to heading out to enjoy the warm beach weather, but are also realizing that their bodies are not in beach-ready conditions. While each person has their own idea of the perfect beach body, both men and women will undoubtedly benefit from changes in their daily routines. If any of these individuals are truly committed to seeing results, they will find encouragement through following these simple tips and tricks.
Put the Potato Chips Down!
If the body is likened to a car, then its fuel source is food. While sugary, high-fat meals and snacks are rich energy sources, they do not provide a very high gas mileage for the vehicle. Crisps, chips, cakes and buns are like crude oil that will clog up the car’s pipes and valves. On the other hand, fresh fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense that provide the body with a high-quality, clean energy that helps the engine run better. These foods not only give the body more energy for immediate use, they also help to boost the metabolism and help burn off some of the existing fat stores in the body. continue reading »
You probably already know how wonderful exercise is for your body. We are inundated with information on how keeping active can improve our health as well as our shape. However, there is another benefit of exercise that doesn’t get as much attention: better skin. continue reading »
So you’re a gym rat, but you aren’t quite seeing the results that you wanted to, or maybe expected to? You’re running, you’re lifting, you’re doing yoga – but maybe you aren’t prepping your body the way that you should be in order to really reap the benefits, and feel the impact. continue reading »
Once and for all, you’d want to be able to give a sendoff party for one of your worst enemies: flab! It would be sheer bliss if one day, you can finally say goodbye to those upper arms which look like flags when you wave them about. continue reading »
Energy drinks are, to many people, something of a mystery. Though some of the health issues surrounding these beverages have received a fair amount of attention in the media, to a large extent people are still unaware of exactly what it is they are drinking, and the effects this could potentially have on them. continue reading »