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Exercise and Fitness

5 really quick workouts for weight loss

May 4 2016 - 1:16pm
Quick workouts for weight loss

Finding time to exercise is a burden for many reasons. The combination of working at a desk and other responsibilities often means no gym time for you. HIIT or high intensity interval exercises that you can do quickly anywhere can help with weight loss and are well worth considering.

These quick workouts can be done at home, during a commute or at lunch. You won't need any extra equipment.

How To Lose Weight While Working At Your Desk

May 3 2016 - 5:26pm
Weight loss desk exercise

As our lives have become more sedentary, we find ourselves moving far less than did our ancestors. We no longer have to scavenge each day for food, nor do we have to haul water out of the well and transport the heavy buckets back to the kitchen. For most of us, there is no need to chop down trees and cut up wood to stay warm in the winter. We buy our food from the market, and even worse, the fast food joints found on every corner. The modern conveniences we enjoy today have taken away much of the physical labor required to get the job done.

Even though we spend less time moving, we seem more fatigued at the end of the day. How is that even possible?

Get Fit By Adding This Simple Exercise Equipment At The Desk

May 2 2016 - 3:04pm
Desk Fitness Exercise

Here is a very simple desk fitness equipment you can use for a resistance exercise. If you don't have this, you can even use soup cans.

This simple desk fitness equipment and exercise tip is shared by the American Diabetes Association through its Twitter channel to aid people to move more frequently at the desk.

Could this be the most efficient workout ever?

Apr 28 2016 - 6:44pm
McMaster University researchers measure effects of SIT exercise

Finding time to exercise can sometimes be tough. Researchers at McMaster University may have found the best way to exercise that only takes one minute and is similar to the benefits of endurance training.

The health benefits of SIT or sprint interval training were recently put to the test by McMaster University's professor of kinesiology Martin Gibala,

Get fit, stay fit: Do you have the right fitness tracker for you?

Jul 20 2015 - 9:42pm
fitness tracker

The variety of fitness trackers on the market today can make it hard to know which one suits your needs. Is there an ideal tracker for biking or running? Does a better app for tracking sleep and other health metrics exist? The following tips about a few of the top fitness trackers on the market can help you pinpoint the right product for you.

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Researchers find key to developing consistent exercise habits

Jul 9 2015 - 7:48pm
fitness tools

One of the most common problems for people who want to exercise more is the inability to stick to a routine and workout on a consistent basis. However, researchers believe they may have found one of the key factors that can help people develop better exercise habits. A new study from Iowa State University reveals that you can focus on specific cues and track them to build better habits.

Researchers found that specific cues help people form habits that make them more likely to exercise on a regular basis.

The 7 physical benefits of taekwondo

May 23 2015 - 4:29pm

When most people think about taekwondo or other martial art disciplines, they typically focus on the self-defense and mental health benefits. However, you do not want to overlook the physical health benefits. Taekwondo offers students of all ages a broad range of health benefits and can contribute to a better overall lifestyle. A few examples of the benefits are below.

Cardio and circulation. Taekwondo requires you to engage all of your muscle groups, so it offers a good cardio workout.

Walking two minutes every hour can reduce risk of early death

May 7 2015 - 11:42am
walking 2 minutes every hour reduces risk of premature death

Previous research has found that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer health and premature death, but a new study suggests that walking just two minutes every hour a day can offset the risk of death linked to prolonged sitting.

Prolonged sitting has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.

Improve Your Mental Alertness and Body Awareness Through Exercise

Mar 27 2015 - 2:23pm
Exercise and Mental Health

What comes to mind when you hear “benefits of exercise?” Most of us think something along the lines of; weight loss, lose the muffin top, tighten the glutes. Others may be aware of the general health benefits; decrease blood pressure, improve joint mobility, decrease resting heart rate. However, did you realize that you could also improve your mental alertness, body awareness and focus through a quality exercise program?

Most of your typical gym strength training programs will not improve mental alertness and focus. Why?

Avoiding foot injuries during sports

Jan 5 2015 - 11:34pm

The new year encourages many people to create their list of resolutions, and fitness tends to be at the top. However, starting a new sport or exercise routine can lead to foot injuries if the proper precautions are not taken. There are several easy tips you can follow to prevent injuries, but you should not hesitate to seek help from a podiatrist for serious problems.

The most common tip is to find comfortable, new shoes that fit your foot type and support your arches.

Make Your Butt Smaller with This Exercise Trainer Advice

Aug 29 2014 - 11:27am
Butt exercise

Is your butt bigger than you like? Do you find that no matter how much you diet that your butt remains the biggest part of your body while the rest of you gets smaller? If so, then here is some help with a glute-focused exercise that can make your butt at least looker smaller and put a smile on your face.

Genetics can be unfair - especially when it comes to where excess fat stores on your body.

New Popular Weight Loss Exercise Burns More Calories than Running

Aug 26 2014 - 1:08pm
weight loss exercise

Are you tired of running or jogging for weight loss because of the punishment such jarring exercise takes on your knees, hips and ankles? The good news - according to the August issue of Oxygen magazine - is that a NASA study shows that one new popular type of weight loss exercise is more efficient than running. And better yet, it’s fun and places significantly less stress on your joints.

Dieters who cannot run because running places too much impact pain on their knees can literally jump for joy (and lose weight at the same time) with a new popular weight loss exercise called “Rebou

If you think exercise is fun it will help you lose weight better

Jul 21 2014 - 11:27am
Having fun exercising

The obesity epidemic has a lot of people justifiably more concerned than ever before about their weight. Being overweight and obese can be killers. The increasing awareness of the potential for harmful side effects from many diet pills has more people than ever looking towards exercise and eating nutritious low fat, low calorie foods as the best way to help them maintain a healthy weight. New research has shown if you think fun things while you are exercising you may eat less later.

Kids who exercise have better fat distribution

May 27 2014 - 1:41am
A young girl playing outside

The obesity epidemic has been gaining more and more attention due to the escalating nature of this problem. Aside from physical problems associated with obesity such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure there are emotional problems associated with obesity. Kids in particular are often hit hard by these problems. It is therefore of importance to note that recent research has showed that kids who exercise display better fat distribution, which may have a significant effect on their physical and emotional well being.

If Overweight Women Give Up Fitness They Will Risk Heart Disease

May 23 2014 - 12:52am
An overweight woman

It often seems hopeless to attempt to maintain good health for middle aged women with weight problems. The weight problem itself often appears so intractable some overweight women seem to give up trying to stay healthy. However, overweight women should not give up on efforts to reach for better health. New research shows staying physically active can help overweight women avoid heart disease.

Autistic Children Exercise the Least Among the Disorders

Feb 14 2014 - 2:37am
Autistic Children Exercise the Least Among the Disorders

Obesity is all too common in the current generations, whether we speak of those with autism, ADHD or your average teenager. Too much time out of our lives is spent in front of a television, a computer screen, sitting in an office or cooped away in a classroom, with little chance of moving about, running, walking, or simply stretching our legs. Our diets are riddled with carbs, fats and sugars, full of chemicals and without enough necessary nutrients. We lack activity and add to our calories, ending up weighing much more than we ought to at our age or for our heights.

Exercise Outside This Winter for Greater Weight Loss

Jan 27 2014 - 8:09am
Winter exercise and weight loss

When the weather turns cold, you are probably more likely to hit the treadmill at the gym versus heading outside in freezing temps for a run. You may want to rethink that decision if your goal is weight loss. A new study suggests that regular exposure to cold weather may be a healthy and sustainable way to help lose weight.

Bullying can hurt a kids desires to enjoy exercising

Jan 20 2014 - 12:37pm
Kids enjoying playing

Staying in shape is vitally important to the well being of kids in body and mind. It is for this reason that our schools have recess and physical education for the students. When kids are young this is a particularly sensitive time emotionally in their development and if other kids bully them while they are developing their skills in physical education this can lower their desires to have fun staying in shape.