Did you say mom of four running a half-marathon?
Whether it was an impulse buy or just something you saw people using at your local gym, foam rollers are very on-trend.
But, unlike most pieces of fad exercise equipment, foam rollers actually work. You can literally use them for head-to-toe wellness, and regular sessions produce many of the same benefits as sports massages.
And although there’s confirmation yet, some studies even show they could reduce the appearance of cellulite. Improved blood flow assists in the removal of toxins from your muscles, so even if it doesn't eradicate all of your minor skin imperfections, it's still a win-win!
Want a way to burn calories, strengthen muscles, increase muscle tone and workout muscles that are often skipped during a typical workout session?
Hit the pool!
Swimming is a One-and-Done Workout
If you are a runner, that means being conscious of your body's core temperature and hydration status when thermometers are in the red zone.
Running is a preferred one-stop-exercise outlet for fitness-conscious individuals. Some run because they love it, others run daily - even if they hate it - because it's such an effective (and simple) means of burning a fair amount of calories.
Prior to the last decade or so, the word "core" was linked to things like the center of an apple, the middle of the earth, or perhaps to a set of "core values." These days, however, the core is a hot topic in the health and fitness world.
Forget about six-packs and washboard abs, people. They only scratch the core's literal surface layers.
Physical therapists, trainers, and serious athletes now understand that a strong core is much more complex than that. In fact, even regular gym enthusiasts who boast those aforementioned rock solid abs may find that their core is actually weaker than they think.
Going to the gym these days is like driving.
There are plenty of people – especially guys – sporting the “yield sign” physique.
In other words, they have a big upper body but little legs. If you represent that group, it's time to change your leg routine.
Anytime you're able to walk, run, bike or hit the gym during your busy schedule is great. It certainly beats not working out at all.
Scientists have actually studied this line of interest and they've come up with some truly useful information for working out at different times and how it impacts your workout results. Here's what they found:
That’s the word every golfer dreads hearing. Hitting your ball into the pond or towards other golfers is equivalent to wetting the bed as a kid...embarrassing.
If you want to avoid that scenario, then it's best you improve your golf game (your golf swing in particular).
Here are sixteen exercises and stretches that will elevate your skill level from Tiger Who to Tiger Woods.
Looking for something new to freshen up your typical weekly menu repertoire? How about some Tzatziki? Originating from the Greek islands, tzatziki is a cool dressing/dip and a favorite menu item in Middle Eastern and vegetarian restaurants around the world.
Tzatziki is cool, tasty, zingy, low-calorie and multi-purpose - so a single batch can be used for a range of dishes.
Exercise plays an important role in good health and well-being. While the exact amount of time required for personal health goals may vary based on several factors, each individual needs some basic exercise for good health. If you haven't worked out for an extended period, then you may have concerns about muscle pain after your first workout. Taking measures to avoid over-training and learning to handle muscle pain provides an opportunity to start accomplishing fitness goals.