When we finally get the motivation (and time) to jump on the treadmill, we might fill up the water bottle and do a quick warm. But the steps you take after your workout are just as important! So before bolting for the shower, add these four essential activities to your routine, to maximise the benefits of exercising. 1. Cool Down C ..
You've heard the old saying: Slow and steady wins the race. Well, it may also burn more calories, at least in the long run. Researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands concluded that people who engage in moderate physical activity, such as walking and biking, had the highest overall physical activity levels. Their study ..
GOOD news for workers chained to their desk who are unable to do regular exercise: the "treadmill desk" is becoming a common sight in larger offices across the US, enabling workers to walk while they work - and stroll themselves thin. Some workers are losing as much as 25kg a year. But can people get enough exercise just from walking? is a ..
Without guidance from a trainer, your running style could be a little off track. Here are four common pavement-pounding mistakes to avoid if you want to reap max benefits from your treadmill session Running technique Many joggers take steps that stretch slightly beyond their natural running motion, triggering excessive rotation, which occu ..
Do you exercise? If so, people see you as ''a harder worker, more confident, and [as having] more self-control'' than non-exercisers, according to a recent issue of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Dr. Kathleen A. Martin and colleagues at McMaster University in Ontario asked 627 Canadian men and women to rate the personality and ..
One key aspect of exercise is balance. Why? Because like all other physical abilities, it diminishes with age unless we consciously exercise it. Is that a bad thing? Only if you fall down and break your hip or wrist. Here's a simple balance exercise you can do daily. It takes just a couple of minutes and will produce quick improvement. Stand ..
Carry cash and you’ll be less likely to splurge on unhealthy treats and junk food, claims a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Cash payments are psychologically more painful than card payments, and this pain of payment can curb impulsive responses to buy unhealthy food items, found the researchers. You always start t ..
Carrying unhealthy extra weight can play a role in the development of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems and some cancers, reports the Department of Health and Ageing (http://www.health.gov.au). But you already knew this. It’s why you eat fruit and vegies daily, own a pair of well-used ..
When it comes to working out, many people skip a vital part – stretching. It may seem like an afterthought to some, but stretching is a crucial part of good health, and an important step toward an injury-free workout. Just look at a few of the benefits that stretching can give you. Reduced muscle tension Injury prevention Increased ..
You have been so great about your new exercise routine, rarely missing a day since you started up again. Then all of a sudden you are waylaid by a cold or flu. What should you do? Should you skip the treadmill or forsake that 10 minutes of Vibration (http://www.cardiotech.com.au/vibration-machines/index.html) for a late afternoon nap? Will ..