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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +