Weight loss competitions like the Biggest Loser are becoming very popular. I know a workplace where the staff members have a chart and each puts down 25 dollars and they compete to lose weigh by a specific date. However, it looks like friends do that too. Today in one of the largest weight loss groups on Facebook I read this message: "Me and my boyfriend are having a competition on who can loose more weight before February. I am in need of workout tips."
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Exercise and Fitness
Collection of dietary intake data can be challenging with the potential of errors in validity and reliability. Nutritional assessments are important to determine dietary strategies. There are limitations with these methodologies as not all nutrients have reliable markers of status.
In the past five years alone there have been numerous studies done to illustrate the correlation between a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Along with weight gain, there are also related health issues like heart disease.
Playing extracurricular sports is a great experience for any child, but what do you do when your child has Autism and wants to play a sport? You let them is what you do! You must prepare in many ways for it though. Both with your child, your child’s doctor and with the organization your child wants to play in; whether that be baseball, basketball, track, football, etc. Always make the adequate preparations before signing your child up.
Scientists say doing lots of exercise in older age not only prevents the elderly immune system from declining but also protects people against infections. Jaime Brenkus a Fitness Coach for Evergreen Wellness offers this article discussing the 8 moves of ageless energy and timeless health.
Today is the seventh day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Since one of the main goals of the Olympics is to popularize physical activity, here we will discuss which winter sports are considered to be the best for one’s health. Check out the benefits of Skating, Curling and Snowboarding compared to skiing.
Is it possible to heal one's pain with cold water? Apparently, it's possible to relieve post-operative pain through swimming in cold water.
Can you be fat and fit? That's the question York University researchers set out to answer in a new study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps even more important than weight for people living with severe obesity.
As you probably well know, modern lifestyles aren’t conducive for a healthy body. Not only are they generally inactive, they also repeatedly place us in less than optimal positions for our muscles, joints, and bones. The first start is simply getting into a good exercise routine. This strengthens our muscles, improving our posture whilst reducing our risk of injury and pain.
Our culture encourages a lifestyle of minimum exercise and calorie dense foods. Are you self conscious about extra facial flab? If you want to lose some facial fat, stay tuned for some great trimming tips!
In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.
Science has shown disadvantages to practicing Yoga. Findings show Yoga may be harmful to your upper body according to new research, injuring the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands, or worsening an existing injury.
As parents, we all know that getting our kids off of the couch and away from their screens can be a difficult task. It’s easy for our kids to get caught up in video games and television, but we know that it’s important for kids to be active in order to stay healthy and fit, and to build habits that will last a lifetime. As wearable technology becomes more affordable, many parents are turning to wearable fitness trackers for their kids. We have gathered the best of the best for you, here in one post, so keep reading to find our recommendations for the top fitness trackers for kids.
If you are like most people, you probably enjoy the comfort of a nice warm shower or bath. That’s great. There is nothing wrong with that. Waking up with a cold shower can in fact help energize you, inside and out, and bring other benefits making the temporary resistance worthwhile. Once you get use to it, using cold water even at just the end of the shower, can be a welcome experience with many felt benefits.
There has been a trend lately of college programs offering scholarships to younger and younger kids. The Charlotte Observer ran an article today documenting the story of two young boys, aged 9 and 10 years, who have both been offered college football scholarships this month. These boys are committing to a program a decade from now, but at what cost? At nine years old, is it possible for a child to make a decision about his future? Because he has not yet even hit puberty, how can anyone say with certainty that he will even have the physical size and strength to play at the college level? And what is the cost to this child in specializing so young in one single sport?
Including effective exercise in your daily routine helps you as a busy Mom set a positive example for your child now and in the years to come.
Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.
Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift for the health-conscious man in your life? Fitness watches are SO last year! We have compiled a list for you of the hottest new wearable tech gadgets to show Dad just how much you care!
Recently, I was reading through a Facebook debate on whether you could lose weight and build lean muscle simultaneously. It seems there is a common misconception that you have to do one before the other but I know I’m not taking time out of my morning to flop around in front of my TV, sweating to death (all while trying to keep my toddler busy) to not have visible results.
Get Toned Arms and Shoulders like Forbes Riley in just 5 Minutes a Day without Going to a Gym – Yes, really (video)
Forbes Riley® is perhaps best known as the queen of HSN (Home Shopping Network) and the $2 Billion Dollar Host, but she is also an award winning TV host, author, Inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, motivational speaker, and host of www.ForbesFactor.com. Forbes is the Founder and CEO of SpinGym which she uses just five minutes a day without going to a gym and credits for her sexy, toned arms at age 57.
Injuries are a fact of life for people who play sports, whether that is on a professional level or simply for fun. This is something that they have accepted, whether it is an injury gained through severe collision, or simply a misjudged kick.
This is the best way to exercise ever. We all know workouts can be boring, but Doga - exercises with dogs - can spice things up and even make it so you can look forward to a workout.
This Australian teenager, named Jed Hockin makes the most outrageous soccer trickshots making soccer look like a really fun exercise for teens.
It seems to me that gardening is one of the best ways of exercising, especially if you do it daily and work on your garden a little bit every day. Laura Bennet from Humid Garden shares her thoughts on gardening and exercising with EmaxHealth readers.
Eating a high protein diet is essentially a slow starvation that may initially result in weight loss initially, but will result in physiological stress and weight gain over time.
People who are trying to leave a situation of substance abuse may feel powerless over the power of addiction, but the key to recovery is to work consistently towards breaking the cycle that leads to substance abuse. Experts at various addiction recovery services advocate that Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery. But how does exercising is able to affect the process of drug addiction recovery?
If you don't take the opportunity to replenish your blood sugar and muscle glycogen stores after a workout, forty-eight hours may be needed before these stores are refilled. This is typically the standard recovery time for most fitness enthusiasts, with the second day often feeling worse than the first, but it doesn't have to be this way. You can cut your recovery time in half by simply eating fruit.