working out

The Dangers of Working Out Too Much

People start working out for many different reasons; some begin working out in an attempt to achieve good health while others start working out for quick weight loss. But, could working out excessively be causing your body harm? A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviewed previous literature on exercise and heart health and here to read more

The Benefits of Beach Workouts

If you have a balanced diet and work out on a regular basis then you probably think you have set yourself up for years of good health. This could be true; however, fitness experts say to obtain optimum results you have to pay close attention to where you are working out. In other words, it’s here to read more

Beating the Bulge After You Turn 50

Reaching the age of 50 is often coupled with changes in specific features of our body.  On one side are the increases in body weight, body mass index, body fat, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels.  On the other side are the reductions in metabolic rates, capacity for digestion, and absorption of nutrients.  It is here to read more

Maximize Your Workout

You’ve taken the first step to a healthier lifestyle….you’ve started working out. Good for you! Use some of the tips mentioned here to burn more calories, lose more weight and build more muscle while you’re working out! 1. Start your day off right – with a nutritious breakfast low in calories Eat a calorie-rich breakfast here to read more

Why You Should Avoid These Exercise Machines

The majority of the population would like to enhance athletic performance, overcome obesity, shape up or simply increase their energy. The gym is the perfect place to achieve these goals and fight obesity; however, with the ever increasing amount of exercise machines it can be hard to decipher the beneficial ones from the useless and/or here to read more

How Sleep Affects Sports Performance

Everyone knows how important it is to get adequate amounts of sleep, especially before and after exercise or working out. If we don’t get enough sleep we will likely feel cranky and lethargic the next day, find it difficult to function and our performance will be compromised. Studies have shown that sleep regulates our mood here to read more

Do Good Looks Equal Good Health?

As children, many were taught to never judge a book by its cover. Research, however, suggests otherwise. A number of studies have shown that the foods and other things people consume will eventually begin to show up on the outside, and it’s not just about obesity and lack of exercise. Many studies suggest that what here to read more

Women are in Weight Gain Denial

There’s a dangerous epidemic sneaking up on women across the country, and it’s impact goes largely unnoticed. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas found that women are gaining weight, sometimes rapidly, without noticing it at all. Research showed that women, at an average age of 25, had put on up here to read more

How To End Wintertime Laziness

It’s so easy to be lazy, not continuing your exercise routine during the cold, often torturous, winter months in Canada.  But, it’s not impossible to continue with a regular regimen of exercise.  The two most dangerous conditions to be aware of when exercising in extreme cold temperatures are frostbite and hypothermia.  Read on to learn tips that here to read more