If your core is weak, your balance is poor. This leads to an unstable body, increasing the possibility that you could suffer a fall. A week core also makes you feel physically weak. You can support more physical effort when your core is strong. Most people think of core muscles as your abs. But your core is actually composed of 6 groups of 29 muscles located in your upper thigh, lower back, and the sides and front of your stomach. Continue reading
Did you know that the actual time of day which you exercise is important if you are looking to maximize your health benefits? A regular exercise program helps boost heart health and maintain a healthy weight, and can even cut your odds of contracting type II diabetes. And by exercising in the morning as opposed to the evening or the middle of the day, you create a positive health routine that delivers multiple benefits beyond the physical.
Research has shown that those who exercise in the morning rather than at the end of the day tend to be more dedicated and consistent. When you think about it, it just makes sense.
At the end of a long, hard and busy day, it is very easy to make excuses about skipping a daily workout session. Working out when you are fresh in the morning means sticking to this healthy routine. Continue reading
The question of how quickly you can improve your fitness is not an easy one to answer. Why, because it depends on many different factors! And some people may see results faster than others.
The good news, however, is that if you stick to a consistent training program throughout a four week period, you’ll be surprised at just how much you can achieve! Continue reading
Whether you want to lose a few or a hundred pounds, it’s crucial that you understand that the benefits of exercise go way beyond weight loss and cosmetic enhancement. Some benefits of exercise pertain to your health in particular.
Exercising often (3-4 times a week, an hour and a half at least each day) has been found by experts to greatly reduce the risk of several diseases and health conditions. Some diseases that exercise will help you prevent are heart disease, stroke, and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Continue reading
The Maxi Climber is a vertical climber that imitates the movements of rock climbing to help you burn calories while strengthening and toning muscles. Maxi Climber engages all major muscle groups to burn calories and build muscle. The easy-to-setup vertical climber is a total body workout that can help you sculpt lean, sexy legs, rock-hard abs and toned, and strong triceps and biceps. By using your own body weight as resistance, Maxi Climber gives a great cardio and strength training workout without putting stress on the lower joints of your body. When compared to treadmills and stationary bikes, the Maxi Climber helps you burn more calories. Climbing the Maxi Climber for an hour will burn an average of 500 calories with Maxi Climber, you get a full body workout that combines weight resistance, muscle toning, and aerobic exercise in one simple step, all in the comfort of your home. Lightweight & durable . Maxi Climber is a vertical climber for integral fitness, made with the best materials. It's light, and yet so durable. 90% pre-assembled on delivery. Maxi Climber is easy to set up and use as soon as you receive it. It comes 90% pre-assembled and requires no additional parts. Super easy storage. When you're not using it, Maxi Climber stores in any corner or closet, without taking up space.
Excellent lower- and upper-body workout Moves up and down with a side-to-side motion Twisting action tones buttocks and thigh muscles Works deep muscles without over-stressing bones and joints Adjustable resistance for variable workout intensity Exercise bands add upper-body workout Oversized footplates with slip-resistant surface for safe workout Heavy-duty steel construction Built-in computer with LCD display showing count, total count, scan, time, and calories Weight capacity: 250 lbs. Manufacturer's warranty included – see Product Guarantee area for complete details About Sunny Health & Fitness Sunny Health & Fitness has been importing and distributing high-quality health and fitness products for over ten years. From their headquarters in Los Angeles, California, they import equipment from direct sources in Taiwan and China to provide more competitive pricing than the average health and fitness equipment distributor. Because they are committed to excellence and stand behind the quality of every one of their products, Sunny Health & Fitness has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the market. Dimensions: 18.5L x 16W x 8H inches. Moves up and down with a side-to-side action. Heavy-duty steel construction. Exercise bands provide upper-body workout. Weight capacity: 250 lbs.. Manufacturer's warranty included (see product guarantee).
Stepper with twisting action to work buttocks and thighs without stressing bones and joints Adjustable stepping height Handle bar helps you keep your balance; non-slip foot plates provide safe, secure stepping Computer with LCD screen to display count, total count, calories, scan, and time Heavy-duty steel construction for stability and durability Manufacturer's warranty included – see Product Guarantee area for complete details About Sunny Health & Fitness Sunny Health & Fitness has been importing and distributing high-quality health and fitness products for over ten years. From their headquarters in Los Angeles, California, they import equipment from direct sources in Taiwan and China to provide more competitive pricing than the average health and fitness equipment distributor. Because they are committed to excellence and stand behind the quality of every one of their products, Sunny Health & Fitness has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the market. Dimensions: 19L x 17W x 48H inches. Works deep muscles without stressing bones or joints. Twist action to tone buttocks and thighs. Heavy-duty steel construction. Handle bar for balance; non-slip foot plates. Manufacturer's warranty included (see product guarantee).
The problem with so many exercise programs is how you feel during and after practicing them. A lot of exercises are high impact. That can mean aches and pains in your back, shoulders, arms, legs and joints. When you relate pain to exercise, you avoid it. High impact exercises can also lead to physical injuries, meaning you end up missing important workout sessions. That’s why the Aqua Fitness Exercise Set was developed – to alleviate the stress and pressure your body undergoes when working out. Let’s hop in the pool and try it out ourselves. Continue reading
Good posture allows you to breathe properly. The extra oxygen which makes it to your brain can actually increase your ability to think and reason properly. You also look better to others and yourself when you practice good posture. You limit your risk of back aches and pain, health concerns due to poor blood circulation and even slipped discs. Let’s find out more about why good posture is so important, and how you can start developing a healthy posture today.
Posture, Get It Straight! Look Ten Years Younger, Ten Pounds Thinner and Feel Better Than Ever by Janice Novak Features and Specs
Exercising once you hit your 50s is important for many reasons. It can minimize the effect of inflammation, improve your heart health drastically, makes you look and feel better, and lowers your risk of contracting heart disease,cancer and other debilitating conditions. The problem is, your body is probably not as physically capable as it once was.
That’s why exercises like yoga are perfect for the “over 50” crowd. Yoga minimizes impact, physical stress and strain, and delivers mental as well as physical benefits. Let’s put the Yoga Over 50 DVD exercise program through its paces and see just what you can expect. Continue reading
For balance and mobility while you hike, trekking poles can’t be beat. They are also very versatile for hikers and campers, perfect for a number of “non walking” uses in the great outdoors. PaceMaker Stix has designed its Flip Lock “Expedition” Trekking Poles with some nice features that make them a handy hiking addition, so let’s hit the trail and give this hiking companion a thorough review.
Pace Maker Flip Lock “Expedition” Trekking Poles Features and Specs
- Adjustable telescoping feature
- “Sure grip” rubber feet
- Rugged tungsten tips
- Includes 1 year warranty
- Made of lightweight, durable, aircraft grade aluminum
If you think the title of this post was a little too dramatic, think again. Research has continually proven that sitting actually does take many years off of your life. Even drastically so.
Don’t believe us? Check out these startling statistics revealed by respected scientists and research organizations:
Every hour you sit down and watch TV slices 22 minutes off of your life. (A University of Queensland study on sitting)
If you sit for a total of 11 or more hours daily, your risk of dying within 3 years shoots up a scary 40%. (compared to those who sit for less than 4 hours a day according to a study conducted by Australian researcher and Professor David Dunstan)
Men take on average 7,000 steps per day, women 5,000. (Pedometer researcher Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke – the globally accepted daily step count for preventing weight gain and staying healthy is 10,000).
These are not pie-in-the-sky numbers. This is hard research, and there is plenty more out there. Since the 1970s health professionals and health care institutions have noticed that modern men and women are standing and walking less, and sitting more. Continue reading