By David LaMartina
After the squat, the deadlift is the most effective movement that you can do in the gym. Epitomizing the term "compound movement," it uses nearly every muscle in your entire body, from your traps all the way down to your calves. Bodybuilders, competitive lifters, and many other athletes... 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
Take a little of the madness out of your March basketball parties by serving up some healthy party food. If you're having everyone over to watch the game, then there are lots of traditional game-time foods that you can lighten up -- your guests don't even have to know it's good for them! Grilled foods make great low-fat options. Try making grilled chicken sandwiches or skewering chicken tenderloins and serving with a variety of... 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
Have you lost your motivation to work out? Getting stuck in a fitness rut is a common cause of the exercise doldrums that might cause you to skip your workout routine completely and fall back into unhealthy habits. Still, there are dozens of ways to freshen up your workout routine and reduce the chances of workout boredom.
When you're determined to get in shape and maintain your healthy lifestyle, you'll need an action plan to keep things... Read More
While the benefits of working out in a gym are plentiful, indoor exercise sometimes leads you down the road to a place called boredom and burnout. When this happens, there's a simple solution: Reverse direction and take it outside!
Participation in outdoor sports can breathe new life into your fitness program. You'll work different muscle groups while enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Instead of waiting online for gym equipment, you can jump right... Read More
With all the television commercials, magazine advertisements and general hype about sports drinks, you might be inclined to think that you need to grab that bottle of Gatorade before heading to the gym. The simple truth is that for most of us that is just not necessary. Unless you are going to be exercising in extreme heat or for an extended time (more than 90 minutes), good old fashioned water is going to be the best thing for your body. ... Read More
by Laura Leigh Fields
Warm weather is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the splendor of the outdoors. Better still you can run, jump, and play like you did when you were a child. There are many summer activities that are not only fun, but also creative ways to get that much-needed exercise in.
There are a variety of events that you can get involved in that will... Read More
Whether you work out at the gym or outdoors, at home or while playing a sport, wearing the right workout attire is essential for staying comfortable and finishing your routine successfully. Wearing the wrong type of clothing can take its toll on your performance and hold you back from doing your best. You may need layers for an outdoor workout, supportive shoes for intensive indoor exercises, and loose-fitting clothing for stretching or... Read More
Let's face it; we live in a pretty competitive world. Because of that, children may not understand the importance of sportsmanship when involved in competition.
Winning can easily become the sole focus of a game, so children may not think much about the importance of good sportsmanship. Parents and coaches can do their part to help teach sportsmanship to children of all ages.
What is... Read More