If you have a favorite athlete, you already know that when and what to eat can make a huge difference, whether working out or during competition. Diet and physical activity go hand in hand and are mutually related, for better or worse. If you prefer working out in the morning, you should have breakfast at […]
The short answer is yes. Lifting your own body can be an effective method to strength train, and a good complement to your exercise routine. The effects of using your own body weight as resistance training can be just as effective as working out with free weights and machines. After all, the concept is the […]
Did you know that moderate exercise reduces stress, anxiety and, normally, improves the quality of sleep? However, some people do experience difficulty falling asleep a few hours after exercising. The key is to realize that each person is different, and that training in the evening doesn’t pose any problem whatsoever to others. Some people do […]
Be sure to follow an adequate warm-up and cool-down routine to avoid injury and improve performance. Although they’ll add time to your workout, the benefits far outweigh this modest nuisance. Your warm-up and cool-down routine involves the same physical activity as your workout, but at a slower pace, with less intensity and for a much […]
Since you can get an effective aerobic workout out of both the treadmill and the elliptical machine, the best answer is to let your specific goals determine your choice.
Most likely, if you’ve never exercised, or it’s been a while since you last worked out regularly, you won’t be sure how to measure the intensity of your workout. Sure you’re tired, but to what extent? The following tips will help you stay on track and motivated before you get going. Even moderate physical activity […]
The truth is no study has definitely proven whether the order of these exercises matters. It’s up to you to decide when to lift weights, either before or after an aerobic workout.
Whatever you may have heard or read, you should know that there’s no scientific evidence to support all the hype surrounding curved-sole sneakers as a way to tone your legs and burn more calories.
When carrying out an aerobic activity, like walking o riding a bicycle, the intensity of the exercise is related to its degree of difficulty; in other words, it is a subjective experience based on breathing rhythm, perspiration, and muscle fatigue.
Hardly. Although the so-called slow metabolism does in fact exist (caused by Cushing’s Syndrome and hypothyroidism), it’s very rare, and the odds of it being solely responsible for your overweight or obesity, extremely slim.