exercise

  • Spring Greening

    While temperatures slowly begin to rise and the snow has melted away, for many people, it’s time to start planning this year’s garden. And really, is it ever too early to begin planning for an abundant harvest? Whether you view gardening as a necessity for healthy, sustainable food, or as a pleasant past-time activity, gardening truly is for anyone and everyone!

    The many benefits of gardening.
  • Winter Workouts

    Winter days often bring along foul weather that makes even the most dedicated exercisers cringe. But don’t let cold, dreary days confine you to a “dreadmill” or other boring, indoor exercise equipment. Let the cool air invigorate and motivate you. As the chill settles in this winter, tackle your outside workout by following these tips:

    Tips for tackling outdoor exercise
  • The Exercise Myth

    Is exercise good for your health? Sure! Is it key to losing weight? Absolutely not! But so many people believe that it is. True, exercise does burn calories, and you must burn calories to lose weight, but exercise has another effect that counteracts the burning of calories; it stimulates hunger, which causes you to eat more and offset any weight lost from exercising.

    Lose weight the right way.
    by JJ Smith
  • Let the Beat Move Your Feet

     

    A good way to stay motivated during a workout is to infuse music into your routine. Setting up a playlist on your iPod or MP3 player can be just the boost you need to bring you through the toughest points of your exercise regimen.

  • Row, Row, Row Your Kayak

    If you are vacationing by the water this month and need a quick exercise fix, look no further than the local kayak rental institution! With the fusion of fun and exercise that kayaking provides, you won’t even notice that you are toning your arms and building cardiorespiratory strength at the same time.

  • Counting Calories: Fun Fitness

    Is your workout becoming a chore? Get outdoors! Participating in outdoor activities makes burning calories more fun! Here are 10 activities that, if done for 45 minutes, can melt off the pounds in no time:
     
    Gardening
    Calories: 204
    Gain a light aerobic workout as you become one with nature.
     
    Golf

  • Turn Up the Resistance


    When you finally take the plunge and add resistance training to your cardio workouts, you’ll burn more calories over a longer period of time than if you hadn’t. The good news: You don’t need to join a gym to get resistance! You can start with just your own bodyweight.
        

  • City Cycling

    Nowadays, numerous cycle-friendly cities have adapted their roads to support the bicycle community. Opportunities to ride your bike to work or to venture out for a weekend jaunt are more present than ever.

    Why not take advantage of them?

  • Get Moving from Zero

    There are many excuses for not exercising. Wait, let me rephrase that: There are many reasons why people do not exercise. No one to go with, time, money, consistency, desire, energy, or motivation round out the most common ones. The human body thrives on  movement. Without movement, the body starts to wither.

    Here’s everything you need to start an exercise regime when you’re starting from scratch.
    By John Platero