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 +

Fitting In Fitness

Today’s online marketer and webmaster or worker may have a lifestyle that doesn’t allow for enough exercise. Fitness is a major part of our well being and without such, we can deteriorate rather rapidly. In the rush and rampaging of today’s lifestyles, and the sedentary behavior that has become too commonplace. It’s then time to fit in some time for fitness any way you can. With some strategies and new exercise equipment developed specifically for your lifestyle, you can get fit as a fiddle. First Read More +

Exercise Does Help Fight Insomnia, Especially For Obese Men

In a study that involved several dozen men who were obese, it has become apparent that an exercise program can and does help these people with insomnia. The study was co-authored under the leadership of Sulin Cheng of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China as well as the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. The study recruited 45 men ranging in age from 30 to 65. Each of the men were obese or overweight. The subjects all had been suffering from insomnia. Three parameters of Read More +

Study Suggests Exercise Is Beneficial To Fight Mental Illness

Many will say, and doctors included, that exercise is the cure for all ills. It’s philosophical at best, but a recent study suggests that exercise may indeed help to battle several mental illnesses especially in young people. The study was comprised of 38 adults between 18 and 35 years of age in England. All had experienced at least one episode of psychosis. Psychosis is a mental disorder wherein a person can lose touch with reality and experience both hallucinations and delusions. Each of the subjects Read More +