No, you do not have to do yoga to be flexible. But even if you aren’t about to go hop into downward dog, it is important to care about the flexibility of your muscles, connective tissues, and joints with mobility exercises.
No matter how old you get, some things will never change. Going through a breakup —even if you’re the one who did the dumping— can be hard to do. Whether you just got out of a long relationship or you never even had a chance to meet their folks, the best way to get over a breakup is to get a seriously hot post-breakup body. When you look and feel like a million bucks, you’re more likely to be able to heal and move on. So switch off the sad songs, load up your favorite hard-hitting workout jams and get your butt to the gym!
We usually can identify the obvious signs that we need more sleep, such as frequent yawning, having puffy or heavy eyelids and experiencing a general sense of tiredness. But what about the less obvious ones, the subtle cues that are alerting us to get more zzz’s? These signs are important to recognize because almost half of us don’t receive the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night. This can lead to serious health issues. And if we continue a habit of poor sleep, we’ll be even less aware of how much we’re sleep deprived and fail to make the necessary changes!
The Russian Twist is a challenging abdominal exercise. It targets your core while also improving the strength in your shoulders and arms. You burn calories, increase muscle tissue and improve your posture with one exercise. You also have a variety of Russian twist options from which to choose to continue to stimulate muscle response and keep you intrigued. Plus, you are able to add this effective exercise into your core routine even when limited equipment is available to you. Allow for at least one day of rest between core workouts using weights. The muscle breakdown needs time to repair and make the strength improvements.
A person’s BMI, or Body Mass Index, is used to determine what percentage of an average person’s body weight is muscle and what percentage is fat. In the majority of cases, this is an accurate calculation. It is used to help a person reach an ideal weight if they are embarking on a weight loss program. Men and women will have different percentages of fat, according to their natural physical makeup. Women tend to carry more fat and will have a somewhat higher BMI. There are times when a person’s BMI can be misleading, however.
Sometimes chocolate (or chips, or cookies, or candy…) just seems to speak to you. It whispers at first, calling to you from the pantry, coaxing you to come break off a piece. If you try to ignore it, a craving can be even more insistent. Suddenly, it’s all you can think about, and before you know it you’re standing in front of the pantry polishing off the entire bar… oops. Will you ever be able to stop these cravings?
If you’re like most, you probably know that pull-up bar exercises are a great way to target your lats – the long muscles that stretch from beneath your shoulder blades to your mid-back – as well as your arms and core. But did you know that your pull-up bar can pull double duty (or even quintuple duty!) if you add other exercises in as well?
Yep. Accordingly, here are four exercises you can do on the bar that isn’t pull-ups. You’ll appreciate the variety they bring to your workout routine as well as the booty-kicking punch they’ll deliver to muscles all over your body. If you’re ready to rip it, read on.
In the world of fitness, the goal is to look symmetrical. Professional athletes have learned how to exercise correctly to maintain their symmetry. Their physical training makes them mentally strong too. For the rest of us, there’s kickboxing! A kickboxing workout will not only benefit your body but your mind as well.
There’s something appealing about a blank slate and a fresh start. Most of us find it rather easy to set a goal to improve upon certain area(s) on January 1. And if you’re like most, you find yourself having difficulty sticking to your New Year’s resolutions for more than a month.