New Fitness Trends to Try

You may suppose that there may be nothing incredible and brand new in the sphere of sports and fitness. Image Credit: Fotolia.com Surprisingly new fitness types emerge annually, and many modern magazines and fashionable fitness centers permeate in our lives chanting praises to healthy life style and doing sports. Not to be boring they invent new fitness types to attract more and more people. Pilates Everybody heard about pilates. Pilates is a system of exercises set by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Originally, this w...

Stretch Well, Stretch Often, Stretch Correctly

Stretching is not just something that gymnasts have to do for hours each day. It is something we all should do regularly . While many tend to forego stretching in favor of activities that build muscle and endurance, it is an integral part of being fit and strong - let's see why. Image Credit: inran.it Why it's great to be well-stretched Regular and properly done stretching can bring great positive changes into your life. As your range of motion increases, you feel feel more balanced, supple, and in control...

Ballet Fitness: Will It Make You into a Ballerina?

Traditionally, ballet has appeared as a super-hard discipline, requiring years of cruel training, harsh diets, and bleeding feet. But these past few years have seen a rise of ballet-style workouts, all promising a lean, long body and dancer's grace - all just by standing at a barre! How do these claims stand up to reality? Image Credit: FatCamera / istockphoto.com The pioneer of ballet fitness was Lotte Berk - a German ballerina who fled the Nazis to London and created the first ballet barre routine for non-d...

How to Become Healthy: Build Your Strategy

In spite of the long life spans we have achieved, few of us can claim to be truly healthy. From mental fatigue to obesity, from joint pain to irritated skin - we all seem to have health complaints. Is it even possible to be healthy, considering the polluted environment? The answer is yes - but it is a long-term project that requires a sound strategy. In short, in order to become healthy, you have to work on various areas of your life: your diet, your lifestyle and fitness routine, and your mind. Let us look at ...

Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic Training: Do They Both Burn Fat?

If you are into fitness, chances are you have heard the terms "anaerobic" and "aerobic" being thrown around by people who want to seem real gurus of exercise. Such "gurus" will often tell you that only one of these two burns fat (opinions differ on which one, though). Don't accept such claims on blind faith - learn more of the science behind them! Image Credit: es.shutterstock.com Two types of metabolism
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6 Top Apps for Fitness and Health

August is over, which means there is nice autumn weather, so we can spend more free time outside doing various types of physical activity. You have decided to work out regularly, but there is not enough time in your tight schedule or you cannot afford a personal fitness coach? In this case, fitness applications will be very handy. Image Credit: es.123rf.com Even with a member card in the nearest gym, we do not always count burned calories, analyze our progress and keep statistics, but specifically created program...

Ems Training: The Way to a Six-Pack or a Health Hazard?

As anyone who has ever worked hard on their body knows, you need to invest considerable time regularly to keep fit and toned. However, as people in the West tend to have more income and less free time, new fitness trends offer ways to get stronger, faster. Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is one such method; but is it safe? Image Credit: iStock Feel electrified Here's the scene: you put one a sci-fi-looking costume that contains electrodes connected to the mains with cables. Electricity is turned on and sudden...

ELDOA Stretching

This article in on a crazy word you may or may not have heard called ELDOA. This is the French acronym, translated into English as Longitudinal Stretching with Osteo Articular Decoaptation. If you are reading this, most probably you are interested in how to live a healthy and energetic life, without pain and restricted physical activity. Most probably, you look forward to find an effective way to help you take care of your overall health. You are about to find it! Do you know that in many body practitioners and...

THE Mystery of Dr Fukutsuji: Can You Lose Weight in 5 Minutes?

If you follow the latest weight loss 'miracle cures' on social media, you might have seen it: the so-called Fukutsuji exercise, where you just lie on a rolled-up towel for 5 minutes a day and... lose weight! The same message is repeated on hundreds of websites. So who is the 'famous doctor' Fukutsuji, and does the towel work? All articles on the 'towel exercise' repeat the same thing - that Toshiki Fukutsuji is a 'famous doctor and medical pioneer' and the author of a book that has sold 6 mill...

Born to Crawl: How to Get Fit on All Fours

Everybody knows that babies and animals crawl, but adult, fully developed humans walk. Thus, we tend to consider upright, bipedal movement as the 'proper' way, and crawling as a stage that needs to be overcome. However, recently so-called 'crawling' classes have been taking the fitness world by storm, and it seems to be much more than just a new craze. Everybody knows that babies and animals crawl, but adult, fully developed humans walk. Thus, we tend to consider upright, bipedal movement as...

Aerial Yoga against Fear of Heights

Health is a great blessing which everyone should care. By doing different exercise and Yoga on daily basis, we can keep ourselves healthy and relaxed. Nowadays yoga is becoming the most important and vital treatment for anxiety as one must do yoga to feel relax and to start their day with happiness. As we know that there are many people in this world who suffer from various phobias like claustrophobia which refers to the fear of enclosed or tight spaces, homophobia that includes fear of blood or injury and the mo...

Do You Also Suffer from Shin Splints?

If you feel pain in your lower leg which is localized below your knee on the foreside or inside the leg in the bone, it is highly possible that you suffer from shin splints. The doctors refer this condition to medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Today we will describe how to prevent shin splints, who is at risk group, what are the causes and best ways to treat this condition. Who is the most prone to shin splints? Actually, this disorder can happen to everyone who practice excessive physical exercises, espec...

Yoga for Scoliosis

Is it possible to practice yoga when you suffer from scoliosis? Scoliosis is a very common condition nowadays that involves deviations and can cause bad pain and disability in everyday life. It is important to understand that the compilation of yoga practice for scoliosis is very individual for each person. After examining the simplest classification and learning how the spine can change, it can be concluded that two identical types of scoliosis are almost impossible to meet. This can be explained in the follo...

Bikini Body Workout

Bikini season has already started. The sea and beach are calling! If you have any doubts about your body shape - this bikini body workout allows you to get slimmer and train all muscle groups at the same time and get ready for the vacation of your dream. All of the exercises are easy to learn and most of them do not require additional equipment. You’ll need a fitness ball only for two of them, but if you do not have it, you can skip these exercises, or find an alternative to this ball. Of course, healthy diet i...

Lose that Belly!

There are crowds of people facing with the fat-belly issue and looking for ways to get rid of it. They storm gyms and do about fifty curl-ups and sit-ups at a time, hoping to get six-pack abs. All they get is muscle pain, fatigue, and a belly, which is still far from what they want. How do build belly muscle properly? To get to the core of it, consider what you are doing right now. Please, answer the following questions: Do you make 20 or so sit-ups? How many times a week do you visit the gym? Does yo...

Nordic Walking – on the Way to Health

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? Scientific background According to the research of the British National ...

Running Success Can Be Contagious

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! How many kilometers did you make this morning? Five? Well, I made five and a half… Ok, I’ll do better next time… and I’ll do even better than that!.. Familiar, isn’t it? In fact, this appears to be quite a booster for many (if not most… i...

Why does the Same Exercise Affect Individuals in a Different Way?

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? When we engage into exercising, it activates physiological response of our body’s various systems. Respiratory and cardiovascular ones are responsible for getting on with a certain movement, musculoskeletal helps to control precision of its performance, endocrine and im...

Emotional Detox: Meditation and Breathing

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. As you know, a human being can live without food for about one month, without water – for a week, and without breathing – just a couple of minutes. breathing is life. And correct breathing is a long and a happy life. Meditation A human being is the only creature in the world that can regulate both its breathing and its mi...

Health Benefits of Yoga

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. Being a complex body-and-mind practice that deriv...