If you don't already go for regular walks, whether it be to work, the supermarket or to visit your friends, it's about time you do!
Walking doesn't only help keep you fit, but also helps you maintain a healthy weight, boosts your happiness and reduces your risk of death. Read on to learn more…
Compelling reasons to add more steps into your daily life
Walking helps you maintain a healthy w... ››› more
It goes without saying that if you give up on your exercise programme, you'll be putting your fitness at risk. Well, that's not all - according to new research, stopping your exercise also makes you vulnerable to depression!
The review of studies, which included 152 adults who stopped exercising after doing at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week, for a minimum of three months, foun... ››› more
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel happier, helps with weight loss, is good for muscles and bones, increases energy levels, reduces risk of chronic disease, improves skill health and boosts brainpower and memory.
What you probably didn't know is that keeping active throughout life could also help keep your body younger and healthier as you age. This is according to new UK research publ... ››› more
Are you working out to build up muscle but not seeing any results? We know how frustrating that can be!
After all, regularly hitting the gym or working out with a personal trainer is a big commitment in terms of time and money. Before you start thinking that all your exercise efforts are for naught, listen up!
There are many mistakes that even some personal trainers make when it comes to exe... ››› more
Have you ever noticed how fantastic you feel - mentally - when you're practising yoga mentally? That's because yoga is key to good mental health...
Yoga can help with psychological and emotional healing as well as resolving issues relating to self-confidence, family of origin, relationships and much more. Below are five ways in which yoga benefits your mental health.
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If you're trying to build up muscle and lose fat, it's important that you eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Fruits and veggies are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are necessary for muscle recovery, while carbohydrates fuel your muscles so you're full of energy during your workouts.
Furthermore, protein helps build up and maintain muscle plus lo... ››› more
If you think all branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) supplements - the most popular muscle-building supplements - will help you build up muscle, think again...
New researchers from the University of Stirling shows that BCAA supplements are ineffective when they're taken in isolation. If you're trying to build up muscle by taking these supplements in combination with weight training, read on for t... ››› more
When you think of ways to build up muscle and total body strength, yoga probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Of course, hitting the weights is one of the best ways to bulk up, but building up muscle and total body strength goes way beyond six-pack abs.
Yoga helps build up muscle and total body strength by using both isometric and eccentric contractions to simultaneously strengthen... ››› more
If you're a woman who's just gone through menopause, you'll be happy to know that a recent study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), revealed that exercise could play an important role in managing emotional health and weight after menopause.
Are you ready to say bye-bye to PMS, hot flashes and weight gain? Read on to find out more about how exerci... ››› more
Are you looking to build body mass and tone up? Then the one type of exercise you should be doing is resistance training!
Resistance training doesn't only help you achieve a killer physique - in fact, it has a range of health benefits that go way beyond what you see in the mirror…
According to Dr Jodi Richardson, an accredited exercise physiologist based in Melbourne, Australia, “Resista... ››› more
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