Fitness

Exercises for menopausal women

February 11th, 2016

Hot flashes, anxiety, depression. These are some of the symptoms of menopause. When you’re experiencing them on a daily basis, it can feel totally overwhelming, and many women find it difficult to cope. So what can you do? While it may sound surprising, exercise can really help.

Losing weight doesn’t mean more exercise

February 10th, 2016

It is undeniable that there are many health benefits attributed to exercise. However, for those working out to lose weight, it is not enough to exercise only. When you increase your levels of physical activity, the body can find a way to adapt. Therefore, just because you exercise more doesn’t mean you will also lose those additional pounds you’ve been hoping to drop.

It’s Valentine’s Day, so keep your heart healthy

February 4th, 2016

It's that time of year when we start seeing storefronts packed with images of cupid, and restaurants increase their prices with “special menu sets” to take advantage of that international celebration of love - St. Valentine's Day. Of course, the most common symbol of love is a big red heart.

When it’s wise to avoid exercise

February 3rd, 2016

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, exercise is undoubtedly important. But is there ever a time when it’s best to skip a workout session or two? While it may sound surprising, sometimes that’s exactly what you should do. If you’re trying to reach your optimal health, exercise isn’t always the answer.

Be happy with a healthy body

January 28th, 2016

The world is trending away from the ideal body being a skinny one or that a woman should starve herself in order to be beautiful. The fitness magazine ‘Women’s Health’ recently joined in this "real-body" movement by banning the phrases “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” from its publication.

5 strength machines every women should use

January 21st, 2016

Are you one of those women who spends hours on cardio machines each week and refuses to go anywhere near the weight machines at the gym? Do you feel overwhelmed, or even intimidated, by the array of strength machines populated by muscular men? Well the good news that is you’re not alone, and an even better news is that you can easily use these machines like an expert after just a few minutes of training! So take a step from your comfort zone, give these machines a go, and you’ll likely experience greater strength and endurance in no time.

How not to embarrass yourself during pilates

January 20th, 2016

There was a time when pilates classes seemed exclusively the domain of women, which is strange as the creator, Joseph Pilates was very much a man's man, and was not only a bodybuilder but also a self defense trainer who developed this technique to help everyone become stronger and fitter.

How exercise benefits your whole body

January 15th, 2016

You’ve heard it all before - exercise is good for your body and overall health. But just what exactly does that mean? When people think of exercise they’re trying to lose some weight, stay physically fit and improve their overall quality of life.

Ditch the treadmill and do these activities

January 13th, 2016

Cardio can be boring. We get it. There is nothing more uninteresting than running on a treadmill or completing 30 minutes on an elliptical machine five times a week. That’s why it is good to find aerobic training activities that are not so repetitive.

How to Step Up Your Abs Routine

January 8th, 2016

When it comes to achieving flatter, firmer abdominal muscles – and therefore a more toned and shapely midriff – the first exercise that probably comes to mind is crunches. And while the classic crunch is all well and good and its benefits are certainly not to be sniffed at, it’s not the only exercise on the block when it comes to your stomach.