Diet and Exercise – Without Going to the GymWritten by Robb Ksiazek
Exercising and dieting are tasks that are very difficult for many of us, but usually just thought of it that makes us queasy. There are some simple ways to get out and get fit, and you just might enjoy yourself too.
Some people like to get up and head to gym every morning, before most of us are even out of bed. We all know that even a little exercise will be good for us, but we just don’t have time or motivation. Gym memberships can be a very expensive cost.
Find ways to get fit, no matter how. A gym membership is not answer for a lot of people, but that is no excuse for laziness. Exercise equipment is right under your nose; just find something that works for you.
- Walking is still regarded as a fantastic way to exercise. Thirty to sixty minutes a day will get your blood pumping and metabolism moving. Walk around neighborhood or find a city park.
- Use a bicycle for transportation. Of course, many times this is not possible, but bike when you can. Eventually, you’ll push yourself to go farther distances. Don’t forget your helmet.
- Pushups and sit-ups are still recommended by your gym teacher. They are easy exercises that you can do at home. There are plenty of add-on products that can increase productivity of simple exercises. Incorporate free weights as you do you sit-ups. Remember those crunches?
Why Core is KeyWritten by Lea Woodward
Do you currently suffer or have you ever suffered from any of following: Lower back pain, frequent hamstring injuries, a twisted knee or a pulled shoulder?
Have you ever considered that it may not be just fact that you slipped and twisted something or your back simply 'goes'? It could be you need to strengthen your core…
Core training is a buzzword in fitness industry that’s been around for a while now. The measure of its popularity can be seen in increased use of stability balls or Swiss in gyms, books, classes & videos and fact that big name clothing stores are even selling stability balls alongside underwear and belts!
But in order to train something correctly we must understand exactly what it is we are training. Your core is a group of muscles that help with pretty much every movement your body makes. In physiological terms, core includes abdominal musculature (transversus abdominis; rectus abdominis; internal & external obliques), hip flexor & pelvic floor muscles and spinal musculature – predominantly your lower back muscles (lumbar erectors).
Your core is key because:
1) It is link between your upper and lower body 2) It protects your spine 3) It stabilises your body in any movement 4) It has a major influence on your posture