Category: Fitness

benefits of walking

Does Walking Help You Lose Weight?

Does walking help you lose weight?  A plump aunt of mine asked me this question last week. She was lamenting that her creaking and clicking joints was not going to be able to withstand the high impact of exercise. Walking in itself is a form of exercise. And if you are one of those like my...

plyometric training exercise

PLYOMETRIC TRAINING

Originally developed for Olympic athletes, plyometric training is a training technique designed to increase muscular power and explosiveness. A plyometric training session consists of resistance exercises that rapidly stretch a muscle (eccentric phase) and then rapidly shorten it (concentric phase).  Hopping and jumping exercises are the perfect example of some plyometric exercises. This form of training...

active children

Do you want to have a physically active child? Be an active mother!

Young children are not ‘just naturally active’. The parents, and especially the mothers, have strong influence on the activity levels of the children.   A new study from the University of Cambridge suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity of a child, “it is the mother who sets the pace”. The study analysed the...

Basic Training Exercises for Cyclists

If you are into taking on the pedals of your two-wheeled buddy, then you must not only consider strengthening your leg muscles. Yes, it is always given that you have to exercise your legs as they are the ones working as you pedal. However, as you get more active in cycling, you may tend to feel...

Throwing Light on the Steroids Mechanism of Action

The secretions of endocrine glands, the hormones are specialized molecules which have a profound effect on our body and its functioning. Released into the blood, these molecules elicit specific responses from specific cells and impact our growth and development. There are broadly two types of hormones released in our body. One is lipid soluble and the other is water...

Men’s Fitness – Gym Tips for Muscle Gain

Are you working hard in the gym, but are not seeing the results? Then it’s time for a change. Working hard is great, your attitude and commitment should be applauded. But just like work, the gym is a results-based business and you want those results. Here we look at gym tips to help you gain that...

5 Factors to choose the best inversion table

Choosing a good inversion table creates a complex mindset inside you if you’re new to this product. According to the medical science applications, there is no doubt that inversion table is one of the best key tools to remove the back pain of human body if he or she need to stay at the same position...

How To Avoid Injury While Riding Skateboard

In the last few decades, skateboarding’s popularity has risen rapidly. But when performed in the wrong place or without wearing protective gears, it also involves an inherent risk of falls. Scrapes, bruises, and broken bones are common in skateboarding life. For keeping yourself safe while skateboarding, strictly follows these rules and safety tips. Some of The...

runners knee

Runner’s Knee – Common Causes and Prevention

Runner’s Knee Definition Runner’s knee is used as a catch-all term for pain and discomfort located in the front or outside of the knee. Common conditions linked to runners knee are: Patello-femoral Syndrome Illiotibial Band Syndrome Chondromalacia Patellar Tendonitis Common Causes All of the conditions above can be linked to muscular dysfunction distorting the true mechanical...

Exercise Bike Workout Plans From Beginners To HIIT

An exercise bike is not only deemed as a perfect equipment for its convenience and ease of use; it’s also noted for its exceeding flexibility. It can work your lower extremities in a variety yet important set of ways — from beginners’ type, moderate, and right down to its ability to incorporate HIIT (high-intensity interval training)....