Our sedentary lifestyle takes its toll. We barely move, relying on delivery services, video games, and online jobs. It definitely affects our bodies, and it appears that it is not only the body that is destroyed by our failure to maintain a decent level of physical activity, but also the mind. To counter sedentary lifestyle-induced depression, you can exercise, and weightlifting has recently been praised as one of the good options.
The health benefits of exercising have long been praised. However, the amount of exercise that can help keep the heart healthy remained a matter of heated debates. A recent research showed that different parts of the cardiovascular system require different minimal amounts of exercise to stay healthy as long as possible.
Losing weight faster than recommended can result in saggy skin, which is far from what you might want to have. However, having flabby skin does not mean you will have to resort to surgery. In this article, you will find a list of exercises for different areas, which can help you strengthen fat-was-here skin rolls.
Like any other industry, sports and fitness have their own trends emerging. A set of exercises being popularized – though the overwhelming majority of them are widely known – called calisthenics claims to offer a lot of benefits. One of its advantages is that it enables one to keep fit without having to purchase gym membership: all you need to exercise is your body.
Going to a gym is time-consuming and expensive. Working out at home is also an option to consider if you want to lose those extra pounds you have providently gained during winter. In this article, you will find a list of workout websites that offer free lessons, which you can use to keep fit without spending a fortune on gym membership.
With so many people willing to lose weight, unusual yet healthy ways of burning calories may come in handy. While most known ways to spend energy imply active heating, i.e. sweating while exercising, there is scientific evidence suggesting you can burn calories due to passive heating too. According to scientists, 1 hour of taking a hot tub equals a 30-minute walk.
The idea of walking around - let alone running - barefoot can seem strange and even dangerous. What about the dirt, broken glass, hard concrete? And yet, the barefoot movement is growing fast.
Researchers have obtained scientific evidence proving that hits to the head, which are characteristic of playing certain sports and especially football, can result in CTE. That is why, they say, many professional football players suffer from dementia and other kinds of cognitive impairment after they retire. Do you still want to be the next Jerry Rice?
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has long been many people's favorite - short bursts of activity allow to burn fat without wasting time. But one type of HIIT - tabata training - takes the concept to the limit.
When it comes to sports and performance, almost every athlete wants to support his or her body with something that can help restore its resources and provide energy. Sports drinks seem to be a better or even more professional choice, but researchers say good old water is still much better. And here is why.
It’s Sunday morning, and you’re ready to put on your favorite running shoes and go for a distance. Just a couple of tips before you go – we have plenty of ideas to make your running and jogging routine even better, actually turning routine into a rewarding and pleasant habit.
Whole body vibration is widely touted as a superefficient method of "passive exercise" that can replace squats, weights, and running. Some gyms already have expensive power platforms... but is there good basis to the claims?
Prolonged sitting, which is associated with ill effects and increased risk for a variety of diseases, has become an integral part of our life – at least for those of us who spend days in offices. More and more employers are trying to introduce standing desks to counteract the effects of sedentary lifestyle. However, there is a better option which can increase metabolic rate even more – seated workstations.
Exercising outdoors in winter may seem like a scary idea or something for hardcore fitness fans. It is cold and dark most of the time, and all that ice looks like the easiest way to break your ankle. However, experts are unanimous - winter exercise is the best!
Those who suffer from a heart disease are often told to exercise, as physical activity can benefit health even in people with heart failure. Yet it is unclear what is more important – high intensity or high amount of training – in such patients. A new study carried out by the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin sheds light on this issue.
How many of the middle-aged women you know exercise regularly? Most of us cannot name at least a dozen of them, and it’s no wonder: the majority of middle-aged people feel too tired or lack motivation to do sports. Yet if they did, it could benefit their health: according to researchers, exercising can help people keep their joints healthy even when they get older, and muscle weakness symptoms can also be reduced, if regular exercises are made daily routine.
Yoga became popular quite a long time ago, and nowadays it’s difficult to surprise someone by saying you practice it on a daily basis. While the spiritual part of yoga is controversial, the physical aspect is the one which definitely benefits our health, researchers say. Several recent studies showed that yoga poses can help reverse scoliosis curves, improve heart health, and even reduce sleep disturbances in patients suffering from breast cancer!
Many doctors recommend that we devote at least 30 minutes a day to physical exercises. Today there are lots of opportunities to improve your health – you can go to a gym, do yoga, swim or go for aerobics! Despite the impressive variety of options, you have to have some money in your pocket to afford it. So, if your budget is pretty tight, but you still want to keep fit, you should absolutely turn your attention to running. Basically, it’s just you that you need for this kind of sports.
Most of us know that exercise is a must, but nevertheless few manage to find time for morning jogging or some other routine that would benefit their health. Whatever the reason, it can be way easier to help your body, mind and spirit: regular 15-minute walks can be as good as a full-scale workout, researchers say.
People living at the coast are the lucky ones to have an opportunity to do surfing. While it is widely known that surfing is quite an entertaining activity that gives a person a lot of good feelings, is it possible that this activity can be used to bring health benefits, both physical and psychological ones? The answer is yes! Here are the reasons why you should definitely consider surfing as a part of your life, even if you are not that close to the coast.