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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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?
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.