5 Ideas to Burn More Calories While Walking March 03 2015

  Even though walking has some distinct benefits when it comes to health, many people are discouraged by how few calories you burn with this lower intensity exercise. For instance, one-half hour of walking may only help you get rid of 151 calories, whereas the same amount of time cycling can increase that amount to 243 calories, and one-half hour of jogging burns more than double, or 303 calories. So,...

Best CrossFit Shoes February 23 2015

  CrossFit is a style of exercise all its own. It is a gruelling, body-taxing workout used by top military personnel, well-known martial artists, and other professional athletes worldwide. Because of its unique techniques and motions, that means that it requires a special shoe if you want to get the best results. Which shoes are best if CrossFit is your passion? Here are a few: New Balance Minimus 20v3. Because...

How Do You Know if Your Workouts Are Working? February 18 2015

  Spending a lot of time in the gym is much easier to take when you know that you are getting the results you’ve set out to get. But how do you know if all of your hard work is actually paying off? Here are three ways to confirm that your workouts are, in fact, working: #1: Test Yourself Regularly Because your body is going to be changing slowly over...

Why You Should Fast Before Training February 17 2015

There is a lot of conflicting advice as to whether you should fast before training or if you should eat a small snack to help you get through your workout. That can make it extremely difficult to know who to listen to in order to get the best results possible. However, if you know a thing or two about the human body and how it works, then you would probably...

How Often Should I Swim for Weight Loss? February 11 2015

When it comes to losing weight, most people think that they have to get on the treadmill or elliptical in order to achieve lasting results. Thankfully for people who don’t care for either of these machines, you have another option that can get you closer to your weight loss goal—swimming. How much time do you need to put in to effectively shed those extra pounds? It depends. Swimming is like...

Best Fitness Equipment for Back Packers February 09 2015

  Nothing beats strapping a pack on your back and heading out into the great outdoors. Whether you prefer a rocky terrain, a plush green forest, or land that abounds with river and lakes, one thing is clear: you must have the right equipment to do the job. This starts with making sure you are fit in a way that best benefits this type of exercise. With that thought in...

How to Get Back Into the Gym Habit February 08 2015

According to research, roughly 4.5 million people in the U.K. over the age of 15 currently have a membership at a local gym. However, only 27 percent actually take advantage of these associations and regularly exercise. This just proves that staying motivated to reach your health and fitness goals is not always an easy task. The good news is that it is possible to get back into the gym habit...

How to Boost Testosterone Naturally February 06 2015

Although testosterone is known primarily for its role in male sexuality, women have some of this hormone too (albeit in lesser amounts). Plus, it serves other important functions in addition to sexual and reproductive health. For instance, it helps increase muscle mass, assists with improving bone density, and provides a greater sense of contentment and happiness. Because its levels start to decline after 30 years of age, you may be...

What's your body type January 31 2015

When it comes to creating a proper exercise routine, knowing your body type can help you determine which activities can provide you the greatest results. There are actually three different body types to consider—ectomorphs, endomorphs, and mesomorphs. Which one are you? Ectomorph Ectomorphs are generally long and lean, with physiques typically seen on long distance runners and a lot of tennis champions. One of the biggest complaints made by ectomorphs...

Three simple ways to increase your fitness January 28 2015

  Stop eating sugary foods  Consuming high sugary foods and drinks can have an increase stress affect on the body, as they deliver high sugar blasts into the blood this often promotes stress upon the body.  Caffeine also can play a big part of controlling stress levels, as coffee, soft drinks, tea are rich with caffeine and all drive up heart palpitations. Start yoga  Exercises like yoga, Pilate's, Qigong and...