Many people have heard of Heart Rate Monitors for exercising, and it’s fairly straight forward to understand what it does, but how important is it to use and what are the benefits? In a nutshell, knowing your heart rate allows you to tailor your workout so that you can keep exercising at a steady, fat-burning pace without exhausting y ..
Here are 10 exercises to get you toned and terrific for the warmer months! No. 1: Squats With an Exercise Ball 1. Stand with the exercise ball propped between your lower (lumbar) spine and a wall, pressing slightly into the ball. With hands at your sides or on hips, check that your feet are hip-width apart and slightly in front of you. ..
If you ask most people where their treadmill is they will tell you in their garage or spare bedroom. These locations can be very lonely, boring and in some cases downright uninspiring. The result is that you lose motivation and soon give up on your workout. With a little imagination you can create a more positive atmosphere and get yourself bac ..
Adopt these 4 easy tactics to burn calories in your everyday. Take the Stairs If you were to climb stairs for 15 minutes, you’d burn approximately 137 calories. If you don’t have stairs at home or work, buy yourself a small stair step that you can use while watching TV. You don’t even have to step during your shows &ndas ..
Recent research shows a clear connection between meat consumption and the likeliness of having a stroke. One study found the total consumption of fresh and processed red meat is significantly positively associated with risk of total stroke. Each daily serving of meat increased this risk by 11- 13%. Skipping meat one day a week can be an ea ..
Chowing down on fibre-enriched foods such as yogurt, soy milk, and breakfast bars might seem like an easy way to hit your nutritional goals, but it may not help you lose weight. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition found that eating bars with added fibre for breakfast does not decrease hunger, food cravings, or f ..
If you think it's just a sport for the rough and tough, you're wrong. Boxing is one of the most popular fitness regimes out there and if it's a lean, toned, strong body you're after then this could the sport for you. Think Hilary Swank. Think Mark Wahlberg from The Fighter and see some amazing results. Boxing gets you to your goals and that&rsq ..
Exercise boasts many benefits - it burns calories; decreases the risk for many chronic diseases; reduces or prevents, high blood pressure; lessens feelings of depression and anxiety; strengthens bones and muscles; and improves mood. For many people, finding time to exercise before or after work is difficult. But physical activity need not ..
Foods high in water and fibre, like fruits and vegetables, are the so-called high volume foods. They add bulk to your meals and help fill your stomach. There are basically two simple volumetric strategies, eat a salad or bowl of broth-based soup before the meal to reduce intake at the meal; or reduce calorie density by increasing water, ai ..
Before jumping on the treadmill or cross trainer, follow these quick and easy warm up exercises to help you get the most out of your training. Ankle circles: Stand on one foot and lift the other off the ground. Slowly flex that raised ankle through its full range of motion, making circles with the toes. Do six to eight circles in each direc ..