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 ..
Research in the US have shown that tiny movements we make constantly – from fidgeting to toe tapping can really add up to big energy burners. Researchers refer to these tiny incidental activities as “NEAT”, which stands for “Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis”, and over time they really can make a huge differe ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Treadmills still dominate as the most popular home or gym fitness machines on the market today. Their popularity lies in the ability to have complete control over a workout –between speed, distance, calories burned and inclination, you can take full advantage of an exercise session that will help you burn a considerable amount of calories ..
If you’ve ever heard of the saying, ‘no pain, no gain,’ then you will be familiar with gruelling workouts in the gym while sweating away, assuming that it is the only way to lose weight. However, there is a better alternative that will help boost metabolism, burn fat, dissolve cellulite and maintain muscle tone all at the same ..