Did you know that dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength? Drinking regularly during exercise can prevent declines in concentration and skill level, improve perceived exertion, prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature and improve performance - good justification to make fluid replacement a key prio ..
The plank exercise is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles. Your core strength is vital to your everyday wellbeing. Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, th ..
With Christmas around the corner, the festive season is just about to kick off with end of year parties and other celebrations that usual kill our fitness & nutrition goals. But if we plan for them now, there are ways to keep calories in check and find time to continue the exercise routine. Here are some tips. Eating: • Use ..
We’ve all heard about the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. The reality is once a child is overweight or obese it is unlikely that they will spontaneously revert to a healthy weight, predisposing them to serious health concerns as adults. So here are a few ideas to get the little ones moving throughout the day: Play outdoors, r ..
You've got the treadmill, you've set goals, you're staring at the bikini to fit into this summer. Now what? Well, start... and as soon as possible! The idea here is to establish a daily or weekly routine for using your treadmill as quickly as possible so it's a good idea to walk on your treadmill around the same time each day and on the sam ..
To get the most enjoyment and use out of your treadmill consider having the following things on or around the treadmill: As we head into Spring, make the most of your Air Cool Console Fan! In Summer, consider adding a pedestal fan which you can place in front of the treadmill to provide extra cooling breeze like that naturally found outdoors ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 ..
Maybe you exercise to tone your thighs, build your biceps, or flatten your belly. Or maybe you work out to ward off the big killers like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But how about sweating to improve your mind? “Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning," says Harvard M ..