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The do’s and don’ts of workout

The do’s and don’ts of workout

This generation is a conscious generation. Or maybe the word generation would be typecasting it all as today, from a budding 6 year old to the ones reaching the realm of 60’s- everyone wants to look good! But therein lies a very vital concern that one often overlooks- believe it or not, this very intent [...]


Tone Your Arms!

Tone Your Arms!

Flabby arms are every man/ woman’s bane, especially those of us with desk jobs. You know it’s time to get them toned when people jiggle your arm fat to see how mobile it is! What’s that? You wish you had a few tips and tricks to get rid of them? Well, here you go! You [...]


Love Your Love Handles – Tone them up!

Love Your Love Handles – Tone them up!

Let’s face it – unless our full-time jobs involve dancing or instructing at a gym, we all have love handles. Our partners think they’re cute, until they blow up to Aunt Marge a la Harry Potter proportions, and then all hell breaks loose. Stop hell from breaking loose, lose your love handles with these simple [...]


Inspiring Transformations From The Worlds Biggest Losers

Inspiring Transformations From The Worlds Biggest Losers

The Biggest Loser has turned into a viral television phenomenon across the world capturing millions of viewers attention from Lebanon to Slovakia and just about every corner of the world. People have been glued to their screens as contestants fed up with their weight struggles go through a grueling several weeks of intense exercise, diet [...]


How To Exercise Upper Body On 5 Weight Machines

How To Exercise Upper Body On 5 Weight Machines

If you are always wondering which weight machine to ht at the gym and in what order, you are not alone. People, without an instructor, can easily get the exercise wrong, and worst, even injure themselves. Let’s take a look at some videos, explaining how to use these machines and the proper procedure. #1. Incline [...]


Easy Ideas For Pre- & Post-Run Foods

Easy Ideas For Pre- & Post-Run Foods

Studies suggest that about 60% of runners experience varying degrees of nausea and unpleasant stomach issues during or after a run. This is mostly caused by problems in Gastrointestinal (GI) tract; this can make completing the workout a painful process. The problem lies with the body where the blood is diverted from the GI tract [...]


7 Ingenious Excuses To Avoid A Gym

7 Ingenious Excuses To Avoid A Gym

Yes, don’t get shocked at the title of this post. We aren’t suggesting you to quit the gym by offering excuses, but have more ingenious ways to workout and not feel bad about skipping the gym. For many of us, affording a well-equipped gym or health club might be little difficult or location of it [...]


Say Hello To KettleBell: Easy Video Guide

Say Hello To KettleBell: Easy Video Guide

You are at your gym and always eye that interesting spherical thing people workout with. As a beginner, kettlebell can be fun to workout with and even help you shape up and sculpt muscles. Let’s see 5 easy kettlebell workout videos. Warm-up: Slingshot Target areas: Back, arms, abs, and obliques 1. In this simple warm-up [...]


7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 2

7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 2

Continued From: 7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 1 4. Bridge Pose Purpose: To strengthen your back and spinal column and open up the chest and shoulders joints. 1. Lie on your back, bend your knees, keeping your feet about hip-width distance apart, parallel to each other, and approximately 6″ to 8″ away from [...]


7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 1

7 Yoga Exercises For Osteoarthritis [Videos] — 1

Osteoarthritis, also known as ‘degenerative arthritis,’ contrary to popular belief, isn’t a disease that effects only older people. In our earlier post, “5 Myths About Osteoarthritis“, we mentioned the same and since it’s rapidly growing among the younger generation, it’s time to find a natural treatment, that makes our bodies fit to fight osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, [...]


Exercise: The New Cancer Survival Mantra

Exercise: The New Cancer Survival Mantra

Who would have thought that a new cancer medicine would be the patient’s themselves? A new report from Macmillan Cancer Support sheds light on a finding that could help around 1.6 million cancer survivors in the UK and even more around the world. The report, called Move More, suggests that if cancer survivors don’t get [...]


5-Move Upper-Body Workout Routine

5-Move Upper-Body Workout Routine

With warm weather here, who wouldn’t want to show-off a nicely sculpted body out there. But going sleeveless or topless is not everyone’s cup of tea. Opt for strength training that works your upper body along with your lower body, making sure your body is in balance. When training your upper body with weights, you [...]


7 Running Essentials: Shoes, Apparel & Gear

7 Running Essentials: Shoes, Apparel & Gear

Running is a pretty low-maintenance sport. You don’t need a lot of fancy gear and equipment. But if you’re planning to start running on a regular basis, here are some items that will make your runs more comfortable and safer. 1. Running Shoes Wearing old running shoes or running shoes that aren’t right for your [...]


Bookmark This Post: 4 Easy BMI Calculators

Bookmark This Post: 4 Easy BMI Calculators

Doctors use the body mass index (BMI) as a simple way of assessing whether a patient needs to lose weight. The calculation is based on comparing a person’s weight with their body height. It applies equally to men and women. You can quickly see the BMI assessment for your body on the chart above. Alternatively, [...]


How To Exercise Smartly In Extreme Heat

How To Exercise Smartly In Extreme Heat

Yes, we know that the heat wave is on! And we have been posting everything heat-related, from heatstroke prevention tips to low-calorie cooling drinks. And fittingly, with temperatures soaring across the country, people should use caution when engaging in aerobic activity outdoors or in facilities without air conditioning, the American Council on Exercise warns. Dr. [...]


5-Move Workout For An Hourglass-Shaped Body

5-Move Workout For An Hourglass-Shaped Body

Curvaceous women are balanced beauties who fill out a bikini top and bottom. When they gain weight, it tends to be all over. Like pears with larger chests, they have the curves, but what they usually lack is all-over muscle tone. #1. SIDE PLANK WITH KNEE TUCK Tones: Core (especially obliques) and butt Video: Side [...]


5-Move Workout For An Apple-Shaped Body

5-Move Workout For An Apple-Shaped Body

Apple shaped women tend to carry more weight around their waistline, so it’s important to perform core strengthening exercises. For best results, eat a healthy diet and perform cardiovascular exercise in addition to the toning exercises below, which are excellent for apple shaped women. Try to perform 2 or 3 sets (10 – 20 repetitions [...]


5-Move Workout For A Pear-Shaped Body

5-Move Workout For A Pear-Shaped Body

As the name suggests, pears are proportionally smaller on top, easily pack weight onto their lower bodies, and have a hard time toning their arms and shoulders. You’re a bit wider on the bottom than you are on top. Tone your arms and shoulders, and get tighter all over with this pear-friendly workout. #1. LIFT-OFF [...]


Target Hamstrings In 3 Easy Stretches [Videos]

Target Hamstrings In 3 Easy Stretches [Videos]

Tight and inflexible hamstrings may lead to lower-back pain; so limber up fast with these 3 moves designed to keep your hamstrings flexible and strong. Beginner: STRAP STRETCH 1. Lying on back, raise left leg and place the center of a yoga strap around arch of left foot. 2. Keeping right leg on floor, slowly [...]


4 Most Common Injuries Among Runners

4 Most Common Injuries Among Runners

Couple of days ago, we talked about warming-up stretches for runners. Now lets take a look at 4 most common injuries faced by them. Plantar Fasciitis: is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates [...]


3 Stretching Moves For Runners [Video]

3 Stretching Moves For Runners [Video]

Running can be great for you, but it can also put stress on your body—especially the lower limbs and joints. The following stretches target the muscles runners use most and not only will they help improve your running performance, but they’ll prevent the aches and pains runners commonly experience. HAMSTRING STRETCH Runners, usually suffer from [...]


Fight Flab In Just 5 Moves, 15 Minutes

Fight Flab In Just 5 Moves, 15 Minutes

No Treadmill, no fancy equipment; Just a modest dumbbell to kick up the calorie burn of this 15-minute flab-fighting cardio routine. What you’ll need: a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells RUNNING ROW Targets: Back, biceps, triceps, and quads 1. Holding a dumbbell in right hand, stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend right elbow behind [...]


7 Easy Ways To Burn Calories On The Beach

7 Easy Ways To Burn Calories On The Beach

If you are a person who incorporates fitness into everyday life — whether you are at home or traveling — do plan a fun activity even during vacations! After all, with no distractions and nothing but free time, what excuse would you have? The more activity you can build into any vacation, the better your [...]


5-Step Super Strengthening Routine (Videos)

5-Step Super Strengthening Routine (Videos)

These 5 moves firm your abs, arms, back, and shoulders while strengthening your legs, hips, and butt, helping you go faster and longer and power up hills. Do all exercises once, resting for 30 seconds between each. Repeat the circuit 3 times. What you’ll need: An exercise band or tube with handles. #1. Bird Dog [...]

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