Tag: fitness

Mind-body fitness alternatives and demystified

Mind-body fitness alternatives and demystified

Health
Hey fitness fanatics: Do you watch TV while running on the treadmill? Do you make small talk while lifting weights? Do you blast house music and hip-hop while spinning? The fitness community in the typical American gym is fun, diverse, and active, but the whole "mind-body" exercise phenomenon that is creeping onto the scene is bewildering to some. What's the difference between a yoga class and an aerobics class? How will Pilates give me a better strength-training workout than weightlifting? What on earth is Tai Chi all about? Perhaps you've let your mind drift off to somewhere else while working out and oops, there goes a ligament. Maybe, more than a few times, you've told yourself to "feel the burn" or "tough it out." Perchance there is an ideal "you" floating around in your head t...
Spring is a Time for Fresh Starts and Renewal of Life

Spring is a Time for Fresh Starts and Renewal of Life

Health
The changing of the seasons, particularly spring, signifies a new beginning, fresh start or a renewal of life. Plants begin to bud, snow gives way to flowing streams, baby greens begin to bloom, hibernating wildlife awakens to the beginning of a fresh new year. It’s the perfect time to begin a self-revitalization program. With spring comes a fresh perspective, renewed energy, all of which can be channeled into a fitness program aimed at lifestyle alterations. For most beginning or altering lifestyle habits requires a starting point, something of significance to latch on to. Spring is that starting point with all its reference to newness, freshness and beginnings. Your fitness regimen should include a clear plan for implementation, progressions and maintenance. Whether it’s the he
The importance of sports in schools

The importance of sports in schools

Sports
Sports are too often undervalued in our educational establishments, where it is seen as not being as rigorous or valuable as academic subjects. However,sports are an incredibly important part of any individual's early life, and as such, deserves an important place on any school curriculum. A child who is not given the opportunity to play sports at school may never pursue any kind of physical exercise in adult life: for many, school is where the enjoyment and benefits of sports is first revealed to them. The element of enjoyment is important: sports should be fun. Anyone who plays a sport knows that it can be immensely rewarding, but our first experience of sports at school often conditions our attitude towards it in later life. If our experience is traumatic, or just plain boring, t...
Fitness Tips: How To Keep Your Body Fit With Correct Workout

Fitness Tips: How To Keep Your Body Fit With Correct Workout

Sports
If you are looking to keep your body fit, below are some of the basic tips to follow: The first thing to know is the best time of the day when you can workout comfortably and it is suggested to stick to the same routine. The time schedule should be the same for weekends and vacations. It is better to mark the workout time on your calendar so that you don't miss it, anyhow. Secondly try to determine the location of your workout at least a day before and made sure you get there on time. The workout location can be class, on walking or running route or else just a gym. If you love company, select a group of people who thinks like you and have motivated nature. They can inspire you more. Take note that energetic and fun people will surely make a good difference in your life or in ...
The benefits of wearing the right workout clothing

The benefits of wearing the right workout clothing

Lifestyle
Thousands of people are currently taking up the huge challenge of getting fit. Perhaps you are one of them? If this is the case, then it is likely that you have purchased your gym membership, you’ve stocked up on healthy food, and you're ready to go. However, before you jump straight in and head out on your daily jog, it is important you make sure you are fully prepared and have bought yourself the right workout clothing. You may be thinking that you’re not out to make a fashion statement. That is true; what you look like whilst working out really doesn’t matter all that much. However, what does matter is that you have the right workout clothing to allow you to workout effectively, and in the best way possible. Here are a few of the benefits that come with wearing the right workout clo