fitness

  • Nutrition and Fitness Go Hand-in-Hand for Adolescents

    Adolescence is an important time to make healthy habits that will last a lifetime, like choosing foods rich in vitamins and minerals and adopting a regular exercise regimen.

    In a new study, researchers have found that adolescents’ blood levels of various micronutrients correlated with how well they performed in certain physical fitness tests.

  • Avoid Becoming a Skinny-Fat Person

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    One of the most important tools for achieving optimal wellness and aging gracefully is building and maintaining muscle. Muscle burns calories exponentially more efficiently than fat, and of course, it keeps us strong, active, and balanced. It is also part of the package that promotes a more youthful appearance.

  • No-Sweat Beauty Tone-Up

    Toning up your body can be easier than you think. You don’t have to settle for flabby upper arms and thighs, a slowly drooping buttocks, or that extra roundness in the middle. Nor do we have to commit to an hour in the gym everyday, although that may be fun for some.

    A few minutes, several times a day, is all you need to build beautiful muscle tone.
    By Blythe Metz
  • 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

  • Free the Chi!

    You may have heard of t’ai chi, or at least get a picture in your head of people standing in a slightly crouched position, feet set apart, moving their outstretched arms slowly, and gazing into the air.

  • Swim to Slim

    Take advantage of the warm weather and hit the pool to torch calories this summer!

    Although it may not be as easy as lacing up your running shoes for a quick jog, the

    payoff is totally worth the extra effort. There is hardly another workout that burns as many calories, firms the entire body, and provides the low-impact exercise that swimming offers.

  • 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
  • “Green” Exercise Better than a Trip to the Gym

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    Exercising in nature, even for just five minutes a day, can significantly improve mood, self-esteem, and physical and mental health, reveals a new study from the UK&rsquo

  • Holistic Health Retreats

    Vacation can mean different things to different people. You can tour foreign cities, soak up artistic culture, veg out at a beach resort, or relax at a spa. And while all of these are wonderful ways to spend precious leisure time, you can also use your vacation to take away something more than a tan or a ton of scenic photographs.

    Looking for a getaway that can change your life and your health? Consider a retreat that takes you way beyond the basic vacation.
    By Sally Wadyka