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
You have probably achieved some of the fitness goals you have set during your life. But you have probably failed to reach certain levels of physical fitness as well, haven’t you? You are the same person, so why did you succeed in one physical endeavor and fail in another? Was it because you were not “mentally tough” when you needed to be? Was your mindset to blame? And if it was, how can you change that?
Dr. Jim Loehr is a globally recognized performance psychologist. He wrote a wonderful book titled Mental Toughness Training for Sports: Achieving Athletic Excellence. In it he discusses and defines mental toughness, revealing that it is made up of the following 7 components:
- attention control
- minimizing negative energy
- increasing positive energy
- maintaining motivation levels
- attitude control
- visual and imagery control
He uses the word energy twice and the word control 3 times in defining the 7 dimensions of mental toughness in physical endeavors. And while the actual meaning of mental toughness may vary from one expert to the next, controlling your energy has a lot to do with your ability to accomplish any physical fitness goals. Continue reading
It comes as no surprise to anyone to hear that almost 90% of Americans suffer from back pain. The problem has become so common that it is accepted as a part of life. And yet it’s not a problem for everyone. Would it surprise you to know that there places in the world where the reported percentage of back pain sufferers is only 5%?
It certainly surprised Esther Gokhale, and lead to a long search and discovery mission to find out why is it that some nations are so overwhelmingly prone to chronic back pain issues. This searching journey took Esther to some of the most rural locations in Brail, Portugal and Burkina Faso, and Esther found her answers.
Features of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot
Author: Esther Gokhale
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Pendo Press, April 2008 Continue reading
Introduction about a powerful introduction. Nomar Garciaparra, a former Major League Baseball player, credits author Mark Verstegen with his personal transformation from a skinny 155-pound high-school baseball player into one of the best conditioned athletes in the major leagues. Nomar participated in Verstegen’s annual 6-week Core Workout event held in Arizona and religiously followed a workout similar to the one presented in the book: Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body and Your Life.
It’s hard to fathom this successful major league baseball player unable to lift a 45-lb bar without any weights on it, but that was the case when Nomar began core fitness training with Verstegen. You would think that the appropriate training would be to commit Nomar to a steady diet of weight lifting. Not so. Instead, Verstegen developed a routine complete with flexibility and balance training as well as routines focused on core strength. The goal was to create a powerful ball player, not a bodybuilder. Continue reading
Choosing to live a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you now have to subject yourself to eating bland-tasting food for the rest of your life in order to avoid sugar, fat, and calories. With the Eat What You Love recipe book by Marlene Koch, you’ll not only get access to plenty of healthy recipes that deliver mouthwatering meals, but you’ll also get to enjoy little to zero calories, fat, sugar, and all of those bad stuff in the process. Let’s take a closer look at what this recipe book has to offer.
Recipes Found in the Eat What You Love Book
Are you someone who secretly prefers a cup of delicious milkshake to a boring glass of water any day? Do you have a sweet tooth that leaves you feeling guilty every time you indulge in sugar-laden treats? Or perhaps you’re more of a chocolate lover who takes every opportunity possible to indulge in chocolaty treats? Continue reading
Sometimes, all we need to stay on track is a little positive affirmation and the knowledge that others have shared our struggles. In Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence, Gary Mack and David Casstevens offer a plethora of motivational stories to help you get in the right mindset to reach your fitness or sporting goals.
What to Expect from the Book
No matter what your game is, the authors of this book offer accessible and easy advice to keep your mental muscle in shape and your eye on the ball. The book features:
- 240 pages of easy to read stories, advice, and affirmations to give you the mental edge you need to reach your physical peak.
- 40 lessons that the authors have compiled from their work with the world’s most successful athletes. You’ll learn techniques and mental exercises for overcoming adversity, setting goals, remaining motivated to succeed, and much more.
- The book is available in a range of formats: hardcover, paperback, Kindle, Audio-book or MP3 CD.
“Lose Up to 20 Pounds in 28 days: Eat More Food & Lose More Weight” is the tagline of New York Times Bestseller, The Fast Metabolism Diet, by Haylie Pomroy. A nutritionist with over 20 years of clinical experience, Haylie Pomroy has previously worked with celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Cher and Jennifer Lopez, and now she’s working for you. The Fast Metabolism Diet is Haylie’s diet plan that promises to lose you 20 pounds in just 28 days without starving yourself! By speeding up the metabolism process, you can more easily convert the nutrients from your food into energy, rather than storing it as fat. And according to Haylie, you can do this while still eating a full and tasty diet! It sounds too good to be true… Continue reading
One of the simplest, but most effective, tools in the gym is the medicine ball. This tool is used to develop core strength and can be an amazing help, however many people don’t really know how to use it properly. In Power Systems Great Medicine Ball Handbook by Andre Noel Potvin, you’ll learn more about how to use the medicine ball to achieve core fitness.
This book will give you a complete overview of the medicine ball, general information about the human body, and important information about safety. In addition, you’ll learn more than 50 exercises that you can perform while using a medicine ball. Continue reading
The New York Times said that, “Mr. Ferriss makes difficult things seem very easy.” If the name sounds familiar, that is because this is the same gentleman who has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for the last 7 years With the 4 Hour Work Week. Serial entrepreneur and author Timothy Ferris claims his book is an uncommon guide to rapid fat loss, incredible sex, and becoming superhuman. Let’s open it up and see if you can truly “reach your genetic potential in 6 months.” Continue reading
STAY YOUNG WITH THESE SAFE, EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT EXERCISES
Kettlebells for 50+ offers progressive programs that will:
• Improve strength
• Foster core stability
• Increase hand-eye coordination
• Boost mind-body awareness
• Enhance sports performance
Designed to meet the unique needs of active adults, Kettlebells for 50+ presents functional exercises carefully adapted and tested to provide a comprehensive total-body workout. Step-by-step photos and explanatory captions make it easy for anyone from fitness novice to longtime athlete to train smart and stay fit for life.