When it comes to exercising, many of us are always trying to find the perfect solution to every problem. We don’t like our legs, so we look for the way to fix it. We don’t like our arms, so we look up ways to get the perfect arms.
Unfortunately, there’s no clear cut way of getting the body that you want, and different factors come into play when deciding whether it’s better for us to do strength training or cardio exercise.
It’s a fact that anyone who chooses the safe and healthy route to shed unwanted pounds will experience a weight loss slow down after a couple of weeks or so.
While the situation is frustrating, the good news is that there are perfectly logical reasons why a weight loss slow down happens after the first two weeks of exercising and/or dieting. This may be worrying but solutions to this predicament are very simple and easy to implement.
Finding the time to exercise isn’t always easy. There’s work, school, activities, appointments, meetings, errands, chores, and many other things that can get in the way of exercise. Sometimes going to the gym or out for a run just isn’t possible. So, what can you do when life gets in the way of staying fit?
If you make a list of everything you do on a daily basis that isn’t really very healthy, you’ll probably find that lots of them are a part of going to or from work. Here are 7 ways to make your commute healthier.
If you’ve never worked out in a fitness facility or worked out with friends, you might be missing a whole host of benefits.
For starters, a fitness center is a great way to pick up that class that you wouldn’t get to on your own and helps build key muscles or strength areas—say, a weight-focused class for runners. And classes that are at fitness centers are also guided by people who are trained in that area, so they want to ensure that you perform the steps or use the equipment in the correct way.
And working with people—some of whom you may already know, some of whom you might make friends with while you’re at the gym—is a great way to keep you motivated and to keep pushing yourself to remain competitive and build a healthier you.
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For toned arms do you go with the tried-and-true dumbbells or the new kid on the block – kettlebells? Actually, each have their own specific uses and each excel at their specific use.
Training with a kettlebell engages all different parts of the body for a complete workout and can sculpt and tone your entire body. Lifting and controlling it forces the entire body to contract as a group. This is a great option for anyone who wants a whole body workout in a very short period of time.
But for toned arms, dumbbells are better and here’s why.
Many people get exercise wrong the older they get. Why? Because they often stop altogether. A lot of people stop exercise after 50. This is one of the worst things you can do to your body, especially at a time when exercise is needed more than ever.
The aging process hastens breakdown of muscle and connective tissue, and will leave you immobile if you sit there and do nothing about it.
Already over 50? No problem, you can still take matters into hand now and prevent an unfortunate outcome. Read on to discover how to exercise after 50 years old and what you should be incorporating into your fitness plan.
Arm flab is a common appearance issue mainly among women. When you lose arm flab it means that you can wave your arm without worrying about the bingo flap. You know, that section of your upper arm that hangs down when you raise it
5 Simple Reasons Why You Might Be Too Tired To Exercise
What are the two most commonly used excuses for skipping a workout or not exercising at all? “I don’t have time” and “I’m too tired to exercise”.
In reality, everyone has the time, it’s just a matter of making exercising a priority in your daily life. Three 10-minutes sessions are just as good (if not better) than one 30-minute one.
However, when it comes to not having enough energy to exercise, that can be a legitimate and real excuse. Here are 5 simple reasons why you might be too tired to exercise and how you can overcome them.
Many people want to start a strength training routine but aren’t sure how to do so, or what to do. If you’re completely new to strength training, you’ll want to start out easy. Never push yourself until you’ve done this awhile and know when you can push yourself.
The terms strength training, weight training and resistance training can be used synonymously. It’s generally a personal preference as to the terminology people use.
Before we get into the strength training basics, let’s look at some of the benefits of this type of exercise.