Category Archives: Exercise

Workout Boredom

Workout Boredom

Spice Up Your Fitness Routine to Prevent Workout Boredom

Getting into a fitness routine and working out every day is great for your health and an excellent way to keep your weight in your desired range, but it’s also very easy to become bored with the same old routine. Rather than falling into a rut and succumbing to workout boredom, there are some things that you can do to keep your fitness program fresh and fun.

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Post Workout Recovery

Post Workout Recovery

Your Post Workout Recovery Doesn't Need to Be Hard

Most people are so focused on what they do during their workout that they forget that what happens after they exercise is just as important. It is in post workout recovery that your body begins to build lean muscle mass. Not paying attention to your recovery could lead to weight gain and reduced performance level. Get the results that your hard work warrants by paying attention to the suggestions below every time you finish a workout.

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Your Posterior Chain

Your Posterior Chain

Train Your Posterior Chain Muscles for a Stronger Back

What looks and feels like a full body workout may actually only be paying attention to the front of your body while you ignore the back, or the posterior chain. It makes sense when you consider that it’s the front you see when you look in the mirror. The issue here is that you can create an imbalance that can have a negative effect on future workouts.

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Return To Exercise

Return To Exercise

Practical Steps for a Return to Exercise After a Layoff

If you've made the decision to return to exercise after taking some time off, congratulations. If it's been a long time since you last worked out, then you probably already realize that you can't simply return to your previous fitness routine at the same level you left off without risking injury. Here are some practical methods you can employ to avoid injury and make the transition easier.

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Anti-Aging Strategies

Anti-Aging Strategies

Workouts That Can Reverse the Effects of Aging

You don’t need to be a fitness guru to know that any type of exercise is better than sitting on the couch all day. If it’s reversing the signs of aging that you are specifically thinking about, then there are some exercises that are more effective than others. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered several activities that are perfect for those looking for anti-aging strategies.

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Exercise Habit

Exercise Habit

Cultivate An Exercise Habit You Won't Quit

We can all benefit from adding exercise to our daily routines. Getting started seems to be the hardest part, but once you establish an exercise habit, it becomes easier. For too many of us, creating a daily exercise routine that we stick with no matter what seems to be a hill we just can't climb. There are ways to make it less of a dread and something to look forward to. So, let’s talk about how you can make working out a habit that you won't quit.

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Painful Knees

Painful Knees

Creating an Exercise Plan for Aching Knees

We can all benefit from regular exercise, but it can be tough to get motivated if you have existing physical issues, like painful knees and joints. Knee pain may come from a previous injury or simply as a result of aging, with osteoarthritis often a problem for older adults. The good news is that there are some basic ideas you can implement that will help you exercise with little or no knee discomfort and without exacerbating existing painful conditions.

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Body Transformation

Body Transformation

Body Transformation Secrets from Bodybuilders

Some people are quick to make fun of bodybuilders, but anyone who is looking to lose weight and transform their body could learn a lot from these men and women. It may come as a surprise to learn that the diets that bodybuilders have been following for years are now the very same diets that many physicians are suggesting their patients follow. Body transformation is a delicate balance of nutrition and exercise. Is it any real surprise that bodybuilders are great at transforming their bodies?

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Plus Size People

Plus Size People

Motivation and Exercise Tips for Plus Size People

None of us needs to be told that eating less and exercising more are the basic keys to weight loss. But, just knowing that is the easy part. The exercise part, however, can be more troublesome for plus size people. They often feel uncomfortable going to a gym, and motivating yourself to work out alone is tough for everyone. There are countless exercises and activities you can take part in, no matter what shape you are in. We're here to help solve that issue by giving you a few tips on how you can motivate yourself to exercise.

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Working Out Indoors

Working Out Indoors

Turn Your Household Chores Into Your Workout

Unless you live in a place with a temperate climate all year round, Mother Nature is always going to throw you some curveballs. In Southern California, that can sometimes mean that the Summer heat is just too debilitating to venture outdoors for your normal run or yoga or other physical activities. Whatever your reason to continue working out indoors, that doesn't automatically translate into an ineffective workout. There is no rule that says you need to go out to work out.

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