The immune system is a complex defense network to keep your body healthy from harmful bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Many things can influence the health of the immune system such as: diet, exercise, stress and sleep levels. Regular exercise is thought to be beneficial for building a strong immune system. However, there is a […]
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About 58 million Americans have a gym membership, but almost two thirds of this number claim they never use their membership. An average monthly cost of a gym membership is about $60/month but of course this can vary depending on the gym and what area you are in. Getting a gym membership can be motivational […]
Trying to get fit means you’re pushing your body’s physical limits for muscle tone and fat loss balanced with exercise, rest and proper nourishment from food and adequate hydration. Getting fit takes hard work, dedication and the right balance of increasing time and intensity for exercise without causing injury or burnout. Focusing on exercise along […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise and participate in strength training exercise at least 2 days a week. This recommendation is just for general health benefits, but weight loss efforts may take more than this amount […]
While there is no way to spot reduce, there are some tips you can follow to help make your shoulders smaller. Where we store fat and lose it, is largely determined by genetics. If your body is prone to store fat in the shoulder area, by following weight loss strategies you can help lose fat […]
Whatever level of exercise you are doing, it has benefit for health. However, knowing what heart rate you should be at for the biggest benefit can be challenging. Moderate exercise is considered something that requires work but can be sustained for a longer period of time and you could carry on a conversation while exercising. […]
Having a trim waist line is important for more than just looks. Carrying extra fat mass around your stomach area is associated with increasing risk for chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Getting six pack abs takes a combination of losing fat mass around your mid-section and building up your core muscle […]
Like most people, you probably have to make time to get a workout in and you want to make every minute count. What you do before a workout, even the day before, can impact the results of your workout whether you’re just trying to get back in shape or are an elite athlete. To get […]
Having motivation to workout is easy at the beginning of the year or when you initially make any health goals. However, keeping motivation high as time goes on is difficult for most people. Making a long term impact on your health requires more than exercising for a few weeks, it takes constant long term dedication. […]
The supplement and sports nutrition industry is projected to reach over $6 billion by 2018. However, many nutrients in these products marketed to athletes of all abilities are most conveniently found in natural foods. Many foods and drinks have been shown in research to provide unique benefits to muscle growth, lowering inflammation or providing quick […]
Back bulge can seem like a pesky area to get rid of extra weight, and unfortunately we can’t spot reduce for fat loss. If you want to lose weight in your back, following steps for general weight loss with exercise and eating right can be an easy place to start. Toning your back muscles with […]
Millions of people worldwide are practicing Pilates, and it seems it is continuing to grow in popularity. However, Pilates has actually been around since the early 1900’s when Joseph Pilates and later his wife came up with Pilates exercises. Some main benefits from Pilates include: increasing core strength, focusing on body awareness and possibly helping […]