No two exercises are the same. Different workouts involve different muscles, different movements, or different ways of training your body. Depending on your body type and goals, some exercises might be more beneficial to you than others. There is one exercise, however, that’s almost universally loved by athletes: biking. What makes biking unique from most other exercises?
Let’s face it - exercise is tough, no matter how experienced you are. Maintaining a strict workout schedule on top of the regular stresses of daily life can be difficult. When you get home from a long day of work, running errands, and taking the kids to school, you don’t want to go to the gym and exercise for an hour. You’d rather kick your shoes off and relax. But instead of that, keep these tips in mind to maintain motivation for your next workout.
Health isn’t just about being strong or fit. Health is about your body and your mind. The World Health Organization defines health as “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity.” But to what extent are physical and mental health actually related?
Whether you like it or not, stretching is an important part of any exercise routine. If you don’t have a stretching regimen in place before you exercise, you’re risking devastating injury to your body. On top of that, you’re missing out on a valuable opportunity to grow your muscles, grow your flexibility, and grow your overall ability. That’s where anabolic stretching comes in.
Everyone has a routine. Some of us get up at the crack of dawn, don our workout gear, and head out for a quick run before work. Others might wait until after dinner to head to the gym, or try to squeeze in a quick session during lunch. And every person seems to think that the time they workout is the best. But each time has its advantages and disadvantages.
It’s that time of year again. The time when we get together with friends and family, enjoy good tidings and cheer, and make a resolution to start our year off right.
But we all know what will happen. You’ll make a resolution to not eat any chocolate, none at all, and by the third week of January, you’re eating so many Reese’s Pieces that you’re more chocolate and peanut butter than you are human.
"What’s the point?" you might ask. "Why make a resolution if you’re going to end up breaking it anyway?" Well, there’s actually quite a bit of science saying that you can make (and keep) your New Year’s resolution.
Some people drink water without even thinking about it. Others have to work to keep up with even a couple glasses a day. It’s important to remember that drinking enough water is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, so how do you know if you’re drinking too much or not enough?
This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many variables that go into the equation. We’ve all heard that adults should drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. This suggestion is for the ‘average’ person, but who is average? The factors that go into how much water you should drink daily are numerous. These include:
Staying healthy around Thanksgiving can be difficult. With all the stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pies, weeks of healthy eating and exercise can be undone on a single day. But it’s still possible to eat well while enjoying the tastes of fall. Here are a few great recipes to help keep your Thanksgiving table healthy.