Fighting Dementia By Working Out

Any exercise buff can attest to the observation that rigorous exercise has a positive effect on brain function. Many studies have been done regarding this subject and a recent study finds that dementia, that lingering, sinister degradation of cognitive function can be put in check with simple exercise. The study, recently released  hasn’t been peer reviewed yet but the evidence alone is something worth paying attention to as it clearly points to exercise as a major deterrent to the advances of dementia and other age Read More +

Workouts after mentally stressful activities can check bingeing

Do you recollect bingeing on potato chips and sweetened carbonated beverages after emerging from the university campus on the final day of your grad exams? Don’t you often rush to the nearest McDonald’s outlet to gorge on hamburgers and pepperoni pizzas after a backbreaking day at your workplace? Take heart as there are countless other people who’re overpowered by the urge to stuff or rather over-stuff following a round of stressful mental activity that requires one to focus hard. Researches and trials conducted in the Read More +

Should Women’s Fitness Regimen Include Resistance Training/Weightlifting?

Believe it or not, resistance training aka weightlifting is not just for bulky men and teenage boys.  Resistance training is a benefit to everyone who can pick up a weight, and that goes double for women. Is Weightlifting Safe For Women? Answer: Weightlifting aka resistance training is one of the most rigorous of exercise regimens, but when done properly the risk of injury is very minimal if not none at all.  It all depends on common sense and ‘form’.  Don’t lift weights that are too Read More +

Is Cupping A Real Treatment?

Leave it to fitness people and pro athletes to try anything to relieve pain and improve performance. No matter how weird it is, if it grabs hold then all of a sudden it will go from fad to regular practice and that’s just what’s happened with the practice of cupping. Cupping is an old, very old Oriental practice often working in tandem with treatments like acupuncture and other things. It’s really caught on and rumors are that top Olympians are using the practice like gold Read More +

Study Points To Benefits Of Exercise For Young Women

In a recent study that involved over 90,000 women of all ages, the data gleaned from their lifestyles showed that young women benefited greatly from just 2.5 hours of rigorous exercise per week. The women of all ages showed similar benefits but the younger women showed enough gain that it clears up the questions of whether youth and exercise are a good combination. The mere minimum was 2.5 hours a week of brisk exercise that ranged from walking to jogging and other activities. This now Read More +

Prepping For Exercise At The Gym

Whether you’re exercising at home or the gym, you’ll need to do some prep work but do so with some common sense so you don’t invite injury or cause problems for others. Most of all, you prep so that you can get the best out of your workout. Prepping for your exercise regimen doesn’t just call for the physical preliminaries, it also calls for other things which we’ll cover right now. If you’re at the gym, there is the consideration for others who use the Read More +

Keeping Tabs On Your Health With A Fitness Tracker

One’s fitness goals and regimen require a steady stream of collected data. This means keeping tabs on what you want to do and what you are doing. Statistics allow for us to gather information at a glance and that’s where a fitness tracker comes in. There are dozens of fitness tracker devices out there and each has its own special features. Some are expensive and others not. What you’re looking for is quality and overall value. A fitness tracker that can accurately record and display Read More +

Ramp Up That Metabolism With A Calorie Burning Workout

Many people just don’t understand the importance of increasing their metabolic rate in regard to burning off excess calories. Fat is nothing more than stored calories. If you eat more than your body’s daily caloric requirement, the body will store the excess calories as fat and it build sup from there. The first stage is limiting the amount of calories you consume each day but not compromising the nutritional value. This calls for understanding nutrition and studying up on nutrition is of vital importance. Once Read More +

Fitness And Pregnancy

There are so many misconceptions about exercising and pregnancy that it’s tough to separate the chaff from the wheat regarding the issue. To get to the bottom of the controversy it’s best to look at the situation overall. First and foremost is to always, always consult a your physician every step of the way. This cannot be understated by any means. Pregnancy is a long term series of development of the fetus as well as changes in the mother’s body. Metabolism and more comes into Read More +

Exercising Can Help Maintain Strong Bones

Osteoporosis and the weakening of bones is an issue that millions of people suffer from. It is easy, especially in our primarily indoor modern lives that we forego going outside and getting the exposure to the sun and exercise that our ancestors naturally had to get to survive. This lack of exercise and exposure to the sun can lead to reduced vitamin D levels and general weakening of the bones. This is why it is particularly important to go outside and get direct exposure to Read More +