Get to know how to build muscle“Strength training is very important, not just for your muscles but for your bones,” says certified fitness trainer Debbie Siebers. Studies from the CDC have found that muscle-building exercise can also improve balance, reduce the likelihood of falls, improve blood-sugar control, and improve sleep and mental health.Read more
Stretching: Focus on Flexibility Stretching may take a back seat to your exercise routine. You may think that stretching your hamstrings and calves is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before or after pounding out some miles on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?Read more
Using Pilates for Long and Lean MusclesMany people tout Pilates as one of the best ways to get that long and lean look. Even super toned Serena Williams said she was able to change her body by incorporating Pilates into her routine: “I saw results within a week,” she’s said.Read more
Yoga and MeditationYoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. Specifically, yoga is one of the six āstika (“orthodox”) schools of Hindu philosophy. Read more
Kick It Up With Cardio ExerciseWhether it’s pounding the pavement, logging miles on the bike, or climbing those stairs that seem to go nowhere, it’s all about cardio exercise. But other than a sweaty t-shirt, what do you have to show for your workout? A slimmer stomach? Killer quads?
The Truth About Sports Drinks After ExerciseMany fitness experts seem to be torn about the efficacy of sports drinks after exercise. Some say they’re too full of sugar to do any good while others claim they’re a good way to replace bodily fluids you lose while working out.Read more