Exercise that was once considered the most effective way to look younger, get leaner and more fit…now linked to accelerated aging, inflammation and chronic age-related diseases. (Plus, what you can do instead to slow the aging process down to a crawl — so you can burn off age-related weight..and look and feel YEARS younger!) According to science, there’s a difference between chronological age and biological age, which means you can be 50 years old and literally have a body of a 40 year old. I’m sure you’ve met someone that not only looks 10 years younger, but has boundless energy […]
Baby, it’s cold outside…so you better just stay inside, bundled up, and skip your workout right? Wrong! It is possible to exercise outside, all year long! We’ve rounded up some tips to help you stay fit through these cold winter months and a few occasions when you should stay inside instead. 1. WARM-UPS ARE A MUST A proper warm-up is the precursor to any quality workout but it is more important than ever when you workout outdoors in cool or cold conditions. ‘Always start with a warm up! Don’t skip it because you are cold and want to jump into […]
One good action begets another, and something as simple as added movement can have profound effects on your weight, your health, and your life. We saw this first-hand when we talked with a woman who lost 100 pounds and 10 dress sizes started with walking. Again, we heard this from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, whose top weight-loss tip was getting 10K steps each day. Walking is also part of LISS cardio, which stands for low-intensity sustained state – one of the most effective ways to burn fat! Your improved cardiovascular health will serve as an endurance booster, meaning you will […]
The start of a new year, new semester, prom season, summer season, or a relative’s wedding. All of these occasions can be a reason for people to start losing weight. Some choose juice cleanses or swapping their carb-heavy meals with super-healthy salads while others go straight to the gym for an intense cardio session. You’ve probably also heard the old wives’ tale of calories in vs. calories out as the equation for weight loss, and are also probably aware it’s not that simple. Unfortunately, there are still people that convince themselves exercise alone will help them shed off that unwanted […]
Are you one of those millions of people who want to reduce belly fat? Are you trying to lose weight without joining a gym with a high price? If so, follow this simple 10-minute cardiovascular fitness routine developed by Mike Geary, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. By pushing yourself for just 10 minutes you can burn 150 calories. Here are some steps you can take to reduce belly fat in the comfort of your own home! The first two minutes. You focus on burning fat by doing Jump Rope. Begin by performing two jumps for each turn of the rope. For […]
Getting in shape is a popular New Year’s resolution. So, millions of gym memberships are originated at the start of each year. However, most gym memberships are underused. In fact, only 18% of health club members attend their gym regularly. The main reason for underuse is, yes, you guessed it: lack of motivation. But it’s also true that if you don’t like your gym, you’ll be unlikely to drop in much. So if you’re in the market for a ‘new you’, let’s take a look at some of the factors you’ll want to consider when choosing your gym or health […]
We’ve all heard it time and time again. You need 20-30 minutes of exercise at least three times per week. It’s a great formula for a healthy lifestyle, but is it completely necessary? With people getting busier and busier they’re looking for faster ways to bolster their health. The good news is that the 10-minute workout can be beneficial for you! However, it’s not as clear cut as you’d hope. Walking around the block for 10-minutes a day isn’t going to accomplish weight-loss goals. But when you swap out the walking for running, now you’re on to something.  As Tamilee Webb, […]
The lingering effects from day-to-day physical activity can be debilitating. Soreness and pain can vary in intensity and are caused by a multitude of sources. Whether you are a runner, weight lifter, or casual exerciser you are sure to experience some type of pain from your efforts. This is mainly due to inflammation in your joints and muscles. Additionally, strenuous exercise will release proinflammatory cytokines that will work to suppress your immune system. This doesn’t mean you should stop your physical activity. Thankfully, there is a natural way to combat bad cytokines, inflammation and general pain. The answer lies in […]
Physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise, will increase your brain’s information-processing power as well as improve memory function. According to a study from the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Georgia, you will only need 20 minutes a day to start reaping the benefits. But how does the brain scientifically improve through exercise? Here are 4 ways it does just that.   1. Anti-Depressant Exercise releases endorphins and euphoric sense of bliss that is often described as a “Runner’s High”. You can have the same experience. What’s more, studies have shown that exercise can even reduce symptoms in the […]