Most people are familiar with the term “body fat,” usually associating it with obesity, heart disease, cholesterol levels and general unhealthiness. Despite negative implications when too much fat is carried on your body, some fat is required by the body for proper functioning, metabolic purposes and general health. The key to good health is in […]
Functional training is all about exercises that use body movements from everyday activities. Movement patterns such as pushing, pulling, squatting, or bending are used during functional training. Normal gait patterns like walking and running are also included in some functional exercise routines. There are lots of reasons to include functional training in your fitness routine, […]
No access to a gym? You might think that building muscle and getting a good workout without any heavy weights is impossible. In fact, exercises using only body weight are a good way to improve coordination, flexibility, and, of course, strength. Read on to discover the nine best body weight exercises — no machinery or […]
The metabolism is a chemical reaction that breaks down the foods that you ingest into its most basic compounds and absorbs the appropriate nutrients to provide the energy you require for everyday tasks and to maintain proper health. When eating the right foods, in the proper amounts, the body will metabolize your excess body fat […]
Cold, snowy days and icy roads can make it difficult to get outside and exercise during the winter months, especially if you live in a Northern climate. However, with a few tweaks to your usual routine, you can stay in shape despite the cold temperatures. Here, learn about 8 tips for exercising during the winter […]
Stubborn belly fat plagues millions of dieters who feel helpless to combat their muffin tops and love handles. It wouldn’t be known as “stubborn fat” if it were easy to lose. Even reducing calories and doing plenty of exercise often won’t get rid of those last pockets of fat around your middle. If you have […]
Are you an inconsistent exerciser? Do you feel proud of your exercise accomplishments one week and discouraged with your lack of progress the next? Here are a few exercise solutions for those days and weeks when you’re not exactly feeling like Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper.
That uncomfortable feeling of fullness in your abdomen is bloating. It is a sensation that points to the abdomen being distended and it might also be painful to breathe. Most bloating pains are sharp and cause your stomach to cramp. Pain from bloating on the upper left side can be mistaken for heart pains […]
Our government is now in the health business. Well I suppose with the FDA, Medicare and hospital regulations they have been in the health business for a long time. With the new health care insurance laws they are even deeper into the business of health.