Fitness

4 Reasons Why You May Need a Break from ExerciseYou probably understand that exercise can be very beneficial. It can help you keep medical conditions, illness and infection at bay. It also improves natural levels of “feel good” chemicals in your brain, and aside from feeling great, you look good in the process.

Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. There are a lot of reasons why you may need to take a break from exercise. If any of the following scenarios sound familiar to you, you might want to take a chill pill and slow down your physical fitness efforts.

You Are Overdoing It

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7 Ways to Get Fit Without A GymWhen you think of fitness, you may naturally consider joining a gym. Gymnasiums and health clubs provide all of the fitness equipment you could ever use. This way you don’t have to purchase a lot of weights and fitness machines yourself. However, gyms also have several downsides you need to consider.

Gymnasiums can be unhealthy places to breathe. You have hundreds if not thousands of people coming and going. Some of them have colds, flus and other infectious diseases or germs they are dispensing in the very air you breathe. You also have to consider the fact that gymnasiums simply can’t clean all of their equipment several times a day.

That means sweat, dead skin, bacteria and other health-haters are probably covering the weights and fitness machines you use! Continue reading

Why You Should Exercise in the MorningDid you know that the actual time of day which you exercise is important if you are looking to maximize your health benefits? A regular exercise program helps boost heart health and maintain a healthy weight, and can even cut your odds of contracting type II diabetes. And by exercising in the morning as opposed to the evening or the middle of the day, you create a positive health routine that delivers multiple benefits beyond the physical.

Research has shown that those who exercise in the morning rather than at the end of the day tend to be more dedicated and consistent. When you think about it, it just makes sense. At the end of a long, hard and busy day, it is very easy to make excuses about skipping a daily workout session. Working out when you are fresh in the morning means sticking to this healthy routine. Continue reading

How Often Should I Workout?If you’re planning to start a new fitness plan, then good for you! Deciding to get healthy and get more active isn’t always easy, but it’s something you’ll be happy you did. However, if you’re new to the world of exercise then things can get pretty confusing pretty quickly. One of the burning questions many people have is how often they should workout.

What Do You Want to Achieve?

How often you need to workout does depend on what you want to achieve. In this article, it’s assumed that you’re a fitness beginner. In which case, you probably just want to feel healthier and make sure you’re getting enough activity to maintain a decent, everyday level of fitness. Continue reading

Why Start a Walking Routine?For anyone that wants to get back into shape a walking routine is a great way to start, why? Mainly because it is easy to do, requires no special equipment, is easy on your joints and is super effective. Let’s take a closer look.

The biggest issue with any type of exercise routine is that it is often difficult to perform some of the movements. You may not be able to lift your leg up high enough, or climb stairs for any length of time. If you push yourself you end up feeling sore and then get put off from trying the routine again.

Walking is a good choice for anyone who is dealing with health conditions such as arthritis. Moving regularly can help improve your arthritis and walking is not hard on your joints. It is the perfect solution to getting your joints moving, it also helps improve your cardiovascular system. Plus it lowers Continue reading