It's that time of year again...the Holiday Bulge Season!! Fitness routines tend to go by the wayside amid all the parties, shopping, family obligations & stress! Well it's time to beat the dreaded Holiday Bulge and here are 7 Simple Tips on how to do just that...
Ever wondered if there is a Best Time of Day to Exercise?? This article from Webmd dives into how to determine what time of day you should get your workout in.
Many people when they step foot into a gym have no idea where to begin, and so they follow the trends which could be anything from a workout they saw in a magazine or getting on a treadmill and walking/running for hours day after day. Which will in turn still improve their fitness level but it may not work for everyone or worse someone could get hurt from following a cookie cutter routine without supervision.
Group Exercise is a great way to lose weight, shed the fat, and build muscle all while completely supervised by a certified trainer. Classes vary from cardio kickboxing, and tabatas intervals, to classes like zumba or yoga.
Being active should be a mandatory part of everyday life, but more often then not it is left out of people's everyday routines for running errands, or sitting on the couch. When we do exercise we should be monitoring our levels of exertion at all points of the workout; Otherwise we could be selling ourselves short on our own goals. As the saying goes "If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done"
Depression and Anxiety is becoming a big problem in the world. Letting it run your life can lead to some serious losses such as your job, or maybe even your marriage. Learning how to manage it can be hard, and you may even feel like its impossible. But there is great news supporting that exercise can actually help alleviate or at least help manage your symptoms. Regular physical activity has many neurological benefits such as it can raise your tolerance to emotional stress, and increase your own self-efficacy or self esteem.
A sedentarty lifestyle affects the brain and in turn lessens mental capacity. A study by Sibley and Etnier found a clear connection between how much school children exercised and their cognitive performance.
So since we as a country have become a much more sedentary population we have caused a decrease in mental capacity due to lack of stimulation to the brain. Beginning a regular exercise regimen including strength, cardio, and flexibilty not only has its health benefits of losing and managing weight, but also could reverse the decrease in mental capacity.
Studies show that people who are on a healthy diet, exercising with cardio and weights 3x a week and get 7+ hours of sleep a night are more likely to have success with weight loss and muscle gain and have better success at keeping the weight off and are overall healthier. They tend to eat less and feel less hungry through the day then people who are getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night.
Heart disease is a common ailment among the world today. With so much food in the world containing high amounts of salt its no wonder that hypertension has become such a problem. Now there may be a solution to reducing your blood pressure and getting off of those hypertensive medications.
Smoking while participating in an exercise can effect your preformance greatly. Smokers generaly have less muscular strength and flexability. have disturbed sleep patturns and run out of breath two to three more times then non smoking counterparts. Are more likely to experience injury and have a longer healing time than non smokers.
Drinking alcohol either shortly before or after a workout negatively affects your results. Your body can not store alcohol so it does its best to expel it as quickly as it can which in turn slows down any other process going on (rebuilding, filtering out lactic acid, etc).
Now this is not to say that you cant or shouldnt drink at all. But it should be in moderation on not in close proximity to a workout.