Nordic walking, or Scandinavian walking, is a very popular form of active leisure. Nowadays millions of adherents around the world practice it. People take sticks, very similar to ski, in their hands and walk in winter and summer, on asphalt and field terrain, through meadows and mountains, and the main feature of this kind of walking that sticks do not allow them to get tired of many kilometers of walks. What is the secret of this sport?
We all know… better say, suspect, that someone else’s success is contagious. It does not matter what we do – play golf, earn money, or buy things. Sounds sporty, doesn’t it? Well, let’s take one of the simplest, most common, and bracing sports – running, and see how it happens!
When it comes to losing weight, exercise is quite often an initial part of the whole program aimed at it. However, people regularly encounter an unpleasant fact: not everyone benefits equally from physical activities. What reason may be behind it?
First, let us consider the components of emotional detox. First and foremost, the emotional detox is directed at stress relief. There are two basic components of it: meditation and breathing.
During the last few decades alternative ideologies and practices for maintaining control over one’s body and mind in order to ensure harmonious and productive life in a rush of modern world have emerged both in the US and many other countries. As it has become known later, these practices also pose visible healing effect when it comes to many health conditions in both physical and mental spheres. This article examines benefits that yoga has proven to bring people.
Seniors and yoga – these things have more in common than one could think of. Despite the fact that elderly people have less options to go in all sports they might like due to their health state; yoga is one of those they can easily try – chair yoga in particular.
Stomach vacuum is a simple abdominal breathing exercise that originates from practice of yoga, and later it became an integral part of Pilates. Stomach vacuum targets your innermost deep abdominal muscles. A lot of power lifters use this exercise, and deep divers that helps them train their breathing and stamina. And basically a strong and fit abdominal transversus also helps to improve your posture, protect your inner organs and also burn excessive abdominal fat and train diaphragm.
Do you think that you know everything about the gluteal muscles and how to work out on them in the gym? Make sure that you are not the victim of the most common myths about this eye-catching part of the human body.
Healthy spine is the foundation of our body as it supports all the organs in its natural position ensuring their proper operation. When you release from pain in your back, you immediately feel burst of energy, mental clarity and faithful memory. We have selected the best exercises of Paul Bragg for you to practice this easy combination at home – just 15 minutes per day devoted to an excellent general physical and mental state.
Starting exercising on a regular basis is a difficult task for people who haven’t been very much into it before. Finding enough time, picking the right exercise program, getting required clothes and shoes are already big challenges. But it may get even harder if one is overweight or obese. At the same time, exercising is of great benefit and importance for those who belong to this group.
Very often people judge health condition of other people merely by their appearance, their body weight and Body mass index (BMI). It’s so easy to see a thin slender person stuffing oneself with tons of simple carbohydrates and not bothering with regular physical activities.
No doubt that running is quite a beneficial kind of physical activity in regard to our health, body image and self-esteem. However, many people keep failing in establishing running routine that would fit them because they are unable to enjoy such a physical practice.
Excessive sitting continues to plague the lives of office workers, professional drivers, and… people, who are too lazy to turn a hair and get their bodies to work. Not infrequently, it is not until we find a serious health issue that we realize that we must do something about it right now. Physical activity is one of the simplest and most effective prevention measures and cures against a variety of diseases. There is one perfect way to make things better: get up and take a walk!
Plank is the one of the most effective exercises to strengthen your stomach muscles and tone entire body. Why so? It’s a great isometric exercise, which literally means your muscles are not extended or compressed during the workout, but you engage your upper body and lower body - the whole core - at the same time. More information on core workouts you’ll find in the Core Exercise Report of Harvard Medical School.
It is a well-known fact that an hour or so of rigorous physical activity gives you a portion of strength and health. Not only does it shape your body, but also improves your cognitive potential. How and why does that happen? A resent scientific research showed that physical training, particularly aerobics and running, influences neuronal activity in the brain. It takes a little closer look at neurogenesis to understand the mechanism.
We all make New Year’s resolutions and if we don’t write them down and stick to the fridge, we think about them anyway. If you want to become more active and healthier in 2017, have a look at these 7 uncommon and challenging fitness activities that will bring you much fun!
First versions of what is now known as ‘interval training’ have been introduced by the early 1900s. Having been developing for a few decades since then, this approach was at first used for raising effectiveness of training and performance among professional athletes. Afterwards it has successfully extended to embrace all categories of people who do sports in order to maintain good state of health and high levels of body strength and functionality.
Nowadays, almost everyone can say that he or she is not satisfied with his or her body. That is why, recently, more and more people started paying attention to how they look and to taking care of their bodies. Some people think it is shameful to have excessive weight, thus causing behavior changes. Also, people experience frequent breathing shortages, cardiovascular diseases and decrease in the person’s efficiency. But how to turn weight losing process into a funny and exciting occasion?
Not infrequently, parties and holidays give us extra fat and wrinkles, and you may suddenly find it hard to button your trousers. So, repair your cart in December, in July your sledge remember. December is just the right time to get your body ready for beach-time observance! Here is a batch of exercises from a fitness couch with years of experience.
The effect of home exercising is grossly underestimated; however, it is a mistake to do so. In fact, there is no easy and effortless way that allows both doing nothing and staying fit at the same time. It is impossible to both go on living the way you used to and losing weight (if this is the goal).