Stress can make even the most focused and hardworking people lose their minds. Stress can ruin your life when you're always worried about something and scared that you're going to fail. Many people may not realize how easy it is to relieve stress and live a healthier, happier life. There are many things you can do to get your mind off something that's bothering you and relax your mind and body.
Take a hike. Walk through a park or on... Read More
Routine boosters can make cardio even more fun and effective than it was in the first place. Sure, walking for 30 minutes per day is healthy, but it can begin to feel too easy and repetitive before long. That might not sound so bad, but the human body needs to be pushed to its limits to avoid plateauing.
People need to keep interested in their workouts in order to stay motivated. The key to a successful cardio routine is variety. Anyone... Read More
Hiring a trainer can be a wonderful boost to your fitness routine or a tremendous waste of precious money, depending on your reasons and expectations. Knowing what a trainer can and can't do for you may help you make the best decision for your personal needs.
A trainer CAN:
Help you design a workout if you are recovering from an injury or have some other physical condition that affects your... Read More
Ask any professional body builder what they do when they're not working out, and you'll quickly find out it has nothing to do with exercise. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Fitness buffs use their downtime to relax -- as in, their muscles.
The reason for this is that the truth behind building muscle has a lot less to do with "building" than many people think. When we work out, we may feel that our muscles are growing larger and... Read More
We live in a fast-paced world amidst technology that makes things happen in an instant. Hence, we expect every aspect of our lives to follow suit, we even feel think that losing weight or obtaining the perfect body should be instantaneous.
It isn't easy to admit that such a feat takes time; magic pill ads and fit celebrities obscure the realization that to achieve a great body (for good) takes time!
The most... Read More
Personal trainers used to be reserved for the rich and famous, but many people and gymgoers are finding that trainers are more accessible than ever. Moreover, using a trainer doesn't have to break the bank, especially if you split the cost with friends and go together. Personal trainers charge anywhere from $35-$100 per hour.
Another economical option is receiving personal training services... Read More
By Elisabeth Kuhn
Maybe this sounds a little overdramatic, but unfortunately the reality is that excessive, untreated stress can actually kill you. When you're stressed, your body produces the hormone cortisol, which is designed to get your rear in gear as part of the fight-or-flight mechanism. However, this... Read More
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 30 percent of Americans are obese (defined as having a BMI rating of 30 or more). That equates to roughly 90 million people. Unfortunately, the knowledge of this statistic alone is not sufficient enough to create a positive trend toward diet and exercise; instead, many people rely on age-old excuses to justify their condition.
Arguably... Read More
by Anthony Stemke
Roughly half of all Americans say they exercise regularly. Want to join them? Maybe you don't want to join a gym because you lack the time or money -- or you are too embarrassed to exercise in front of other people. No problem. You can train at home and see great results.
You can work out in the convenience of your own home with no equipment, using... Read More
Exercising and dieting are tasks that are very difficult for many of us -- just the thought of it makes us queasy. There are some simple ways to get out and get fit, and you just might enjoy yourself, too.
Some people like to get up and head to the gym every morning, before most of us are even out of bed. We all know that even a little exercise will be good for us, but we just don't have the time or the motivation. Gym memberships... Read More