Natracure Blog — Fitness

This Exercise Ages You Faster

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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...

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Got Cabin Fever? You Need These 8 Rules for Exercising Outside all Winter Long

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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...

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6 Things Your Body's Trying To Tell You

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Trust your body's instincts Not long ago, my husband and three of our kids went charging up Mount Katahdin—think of it as New England's mini Mount Everest. I'd spent months hiking with friends to make sure I was in shape and, at the start, hustled to keep pace with our teenagers as we hauled ourselves up the steep boulders. But within a couple of hours I was straggling; they leapt past me like giddy mountain goats while I carefully picked my way up the rocks. Was I disappointed? Actually, no. I felt smart. My 40-something body was telling me how...

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12 Mistakes You're Making In The Gym

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You see, to me there are more than just form and technique mistakes that people are doing in the gym that are holding them back from really getting the best workout they can. That's too simple. What about the bad habits, or personality?! Ever think those things could kill your workout? I see bad form and terrible technique all the time but it’s the little things to me that can add up to become bigger little things...you smell me? After doing a bit of thinking I started to compile a list of some mistakes that I know people do all...

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9 Walking Hacks to Add Steps and Lose Weight

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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...

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