Looks Like Stretching And Exercising Don’t Mix

This is one of those times where something we’ve been all told has turned out to be not what it should be.  In this case, it’s about the value of stretching before and after exercising. What’s this?  Isn’t stretching good for exercising?  Surely this has a bit to be a major mistake.  Millions will attest to the benefits of stretching.  Many claim it prevents tears and cramps.  Others claim it increases blood flow and general well being.  For some reason, people find it beneficial but Read More +

How to Kill Your Workouts?

Working out can feel like a chore, but with the right attitude, discipline, and work ethic you can maximize your returns and really get the most out of your workout. The first step in getting on the fitness train is to find the motivation and more importantly commitment to stick to a workout regimen. There are some key tips which can allow you to get the most out of your workout while also keeping you motivated and having fun. One thing that you want to Read More +

Upcoming Exercise Trends To Look Out For

As the fitness craze continues to grow, the fitness industry is coming up with new ways to old tricks and they’re gong to do anything they can to get your dollar for them. It’s a matter of knowing what will capture the attention of the public by any means necessary. This includes using celebrities from sports and movies to whatever they can get away with. In that case, let’s look at five fitness trends resting on the horizon. It’s not new, but it’s a standard Read More +

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 +

Importance of Weight Training

Strength training has recently been growing in popularity over the years, along with the combination of weight training. Using strength training unique and desirable because it’s practical for those that are not in good shape, overweight, or have minor to mild injuries – of course with the approval first of a licensed physician or specialist. Weight training is an optimal form of exercise because it allows you to begin at any level of weight resistance that you desire, including the use of resistance bands, or Read More +

Exercise: Keep On Keeping On

Starting a workout regimen is fine; however, once you’ve started it’s not a good idea to stop.  You’ve got to keep on keeping on with a workout if you’re going to get the best benefits. The reason you’ve got to keep up the gym visits or at home exercise routine is because the benefits of a workout, rigorous or not, will wear off in about 10 days.  It’s due to several factors including blood flow and metabolic rate.  Exercise increases blood flow thus promoting both Read More +

Exercise Might Be The Cure For Alcohol Related Cancers

In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers have presented evidence that exercise can combat the dangers of alcohol-related cancers. The study analyzed data from 36,000 men and women that were over the age of 40 who had taken part in an annual Scottish Health for England or the Scottish Health Survey during the 1990s and 2000s. The people participating were put into six category groups, had not consumed alcohol ever, ex-drinkers, hazardous drinking, harmful drinking, and occasional drinker. The 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 +