Quality muscle provides benefit to nearly every aspect of physical health and performance. Unfortunately, as we age muscle decreases and health challenges increase. However, exercise routines have slowly evolved from standard, single body movements to full body, functional movements. Full body exercise routines are great for overall well-being. They provide one of the best environments for muscle growth and retention.
Deadlifts are one of the best overall exercises utilized today. It entails lifting a barbell from the floor to waist level utilizing the (more…)
Greek yogurt is a popular choice for people who are watching their calories. It is high in protein and low in fat. However, you should add a variety of other protein sources to your diet. It is important that you get enough nutrients, carbohydrates as well as protein in your diet. Reducing your belly fat is achieved through a combination of diet and exercise. You must put in the time several times a week to work (more…)
Yes, it is possible to help regulate cholesterol levels by regulating your diet. Without going into technical details, there is good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL).
Eating soluble fiber helps reduce bad cholesterol. Examples of foods containing soluble fiber are oatmeal, apples, kidney beans, barley, pears and prunes.
Fish with healthy fats and high omega-3 levels help lower bad cholesterol. Examples of healthy fish include salmon, sardines, mackerel and tuna. Fish should be grilled (more…)
Be honest, how much do you exercise each and every day? For most people, it’s zero and while it’s certainly nothing to be overly ashamed about (I’m sure you have your reasons) the fact remains that depriving yourself of exercise is a very unhealthy course of action. You see, our bodies are reliant on physical activity. It’s how we get the blood flowing through our bodies, filtering out all the bad stuff and cycling through all the good stuff – it’s really how we stay healthy and studies have shown that it can even reduce the odds of getting sick.
You don’t need to exercise a lot each day, just enough to really get your heart rate going. If a high impact, muscle building, zero body fat workout is what you are after, then that’s totally your prerogative, but it doesn’t need to be that way and if you are pressed for time it certainly isn’t realistic. Just getting out and running or doing some exercises for 20 to 30 minutes a day is enough to help get your body feeling good and looking good too. Consistent exercise can also have other benefits like a better sense of well-being, more confidence in social situations and an overall better outlook on life.
So, folks, if time is the only reason you haven’t been exercising then it’s time to hang it up and get out there. No more excuses. If you have time to read this then you have time to do a few sets of push-ups or go for a brief jog. You owe it to yourself and your body.
Interested in trying Yoga? This ancient Indian discipline has infinite benefits including increased energy, weight loss, improved muscle strength, enhanced flexibility and stress relief. There are many different types of yoga, but all contain breathing, physical and philosophical elements.
While practicing yoga, it is essential to move the body correctly and use proper form in poses. Just as in any physical activity, poor alignment can cause injury.
The concept of yoga is to increase your own limits. Although yogis are encouraged to reach and surpass their limitations, (more…)
Holidays are filled with family, friends and food! The time spent with family and friends is great, but the food can be a distraction to those who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle.
3 keys to having a great Holiday season without packing on the pounds:
1. Do not restrict yourself from your favorite foods!
If we try not to eat the pumpkin pie or the greenbean casserole loaded with cheese and fried onions, that only makes things harder. Have a little bit.I was looking for more information and found it here. The key word here is LITTLE. Have a taste of everything (more…)
Are you one of those people who skip breakfast every morning? Do you struggle to lose weight, be it a significant amount or just a few stubborn pounds? Getting your meals in check can drastically affect your weight. Daily choices such as what to eat for breakfast and snacks add up over time and result in either a thicker middle or a thinner waist. Below are some common things to implement when it comes to eating more healthy.
Skipping breakfast has been lined with increased hunger throughout (more…)
Running the 5K race is possible for anyone, even if you have never ran before. Within about 8 to 10 weeks of proper training and exercise anyone can successfully run this race.
Before beginning training, you want to make sure you have picked out proper fitting shoes and gear. Shoes need to be comfortable and fit perfectly to avoid injuries. Also, you want to make sure you pick clothing to suit the weather and that your clothes don’t rub or chafe your body uncomfortably.
The next step is to decide on an exercise and healthy (more…)