There are plenty of fitness regimes out there to try, from HIIT to Crossfit. But many of us overlook the benefits of a simple walk for our health and wellbeing. If gyms aren’t your thing (or they have all closed because of a global pandemic), walking is a simple, low-cost, and effective way of getting […]
Exercise & Fitness
As we approach the end of December, our minds inevitably turn towards our plans for the fresh year that will soon be upon us. And for many of us, that means making new resolutions for what we’d like to achieve over the next twelve months.
Our busy lives are causing a mental health crisis, with 1 in 4 people in England experiencing some kind of mental health issue every year, according to MIND UK. Stress, anxiety, and depression are on the rise, so it is more important than ever to look after your mental wellbeing and make it a priority.
Winter is undoubtedly upon us. And if the cold, wet weather and dark mornings have you hitting the snooze button and snatching a few more minutes in bed instead of grabbing your trainers, you are not alone.
A strong, stable core is essential to an active lifestyle. Your core muscles are involved in almost every movement you do and keep your back and pelvis well-supported, avoiding issues with pain and reducing the risk of injury. And, let’s be honest, many of us want a toned abdomen – to achieve that, it is […]
When you are working towards a fitness or weight-loss goal, taking a rest day might feel like a waste of time. But don’t be tempted to power on through. Done right, a rest day is a valuable part of any exercise regime. And skipping it can increase the risk of injury too. In this article, […]
Living in an apartment, flat or small home with no room to put together your own home gym? Check out these truly compact and foldaway exercise machines to build your own gym at home. Coincidentally, these are also more affordable that their full size counterparts and easier to store when finished.
Granted, finding the motivation to actually go to the gym can be challenging at times. But once you are there, exercising is kind of a must, if only because there are other people around and no one wants to be judged for spending 10 minutes on an exercise bike and then leaving again. Plus, once […]
Even if you are an avid fan of the gym, having exercise equipment at home is a great way to make sure that you meet your health and fitness goals. It isn’t always possible to get to the gym when you need to, so a good home set-up means you won’t have to miss a […]
There are two major forms of muscle building workouts: isolation and compound movements. Today, we will be exploring the difference between these two movements, plus which is more effective for hypertrophy. Without any further ado, let’s get started.
Let’s say you hit the gym 3 to 5 times a week, perform the best workout possible, meal prep all your bland broccoli, milkshake, and chicken breast alongside an expensive whey protein powder you bought from eBay, and yet, there just seems to be no visible signs of muscle gains.
Even with the likes of vegan bodybuilders such as Zack Belknap, Nimai Delgado, Jehina Malik, Maayan Eliasi, and a host of many others, who have proven to the world that it is possible to bulk up as a vegetarian, many people out there still think that being vegetarian and muscle building aren’t synonymous. The problem […]
The idea of meditation can be very intimidating. In such a fast-paced world, taking a moment to stay still and clear the head seems far from productive. However, anxiety and stress can soon manifest into physical symptoms. Meditation provides huge health benefits for the mind, body, and soul, making it essential for all-round wellness.
Ask any woman (or man) what part of their body they are the most dissatisfied with and you will get the same answer ‘My belly!’ As we get older, our bodies retain weight around our mid-section, making it harder to either diet or exercise it off.
Finding time to get to the gym is a constant challenge. Then, when you do have the time, it is often packed with sweaty bodies and you cannot workout on the equipment you prefer. Besides, gym memberships are expensive and often come with ridiculous conditions and restrictions.
Pilates is a newer concept for fitness and is meant to strengthen, rather than focus on cardio/impact methods. It takes a great deal of focus and concentration. The method of the routine and the movements themselves are often more important than the duration or result.
Yoga is a great way to de-stress, decompress and keep your body nimble and flexible. There are a variety of Yoga techniques and routines/positions that are easy to do in your own living room or den. There are many forms of Yoga, based on different practices and beliefs.
There’s nothing quite like the start of a new year to begin a gym membership or an exercise regime in earnest. However, instead of spending the equivalent amount of money (or more) on an annual gym membership, for which both optimism and desire is likely to peter out in a few short months, an exercise […]
It is very possible, these days, to begin setting up your very own exercise area or gym in the comfort of your own home. For less than $1000 and from as little as $200, there is a wide range of budget-conscious yet valuable, excellent quality equipment with which to begin building a home gym.
Cycling like swimming is a low impact exercise, a preferred by most engaging in cardio fitness and training. It is easier on the joints than compared to say running or other high impact aerobic activities.