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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
We’ve all been there. You need to go for a run, but the weather is just too cold and wet, and going to the gym just isn’t an option. In which case, a treadmill at home makes the perfect alternative for your cardio workout. Lucky for you, CardioTech are behind three of the best treadmills in the fitness industry. The CardioTech G ..
View the latest videos of Ian Jacobs live on stage at the 2011 Fitness & Health Expo in Brisbane. See the Multiple World Champion train on his CombatZone training partner. Watch an exclusive interview about fitness and nutrition with Ian and ‘Natural Mr Olympia’ Kiyoshi Moody. Also, check out Ian with boxing beginner S ..
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 ..
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 ..
With so much health and fitness information coming from so many different sources, it's no wonder people are confused. What does it take to get fit? Will crunches get rid of my spare tire? What’s the best way to lose weight? Here are the top six responses. Women who lift weights will get bulky muscles. Spot reducing is possible. ..