The widespread “diseases of civilization,” such as changes in the lifestyle of a modern person, the presence of a large number of stress factors, and external pollution, prompts scientists to search for effective means of their prevention. One such remedy, recognized by WHO, is to increase the level of physical activity – a simple and affordable method to reduce the risk for many pathological conditions, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and diseases of the cardiovascular system. Continue Reading →
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When you begin to train in earnest, one question will naturally arise: Can I also run on a treadmill, or should I solely focus on running outdoors? Let’s look at the pros and cons of both to answer that question. Continue Reading →
Athletes don’t necessarily make the best role models when it comes to leading a healthy life. They may train daily, eat well, and keep tabs on their fitness levels, but they also tend to harbor a few poor habits. One of those is that they often ignore rest and recovery. Continue Reading →
The benefits of running are immense, especially for people who sit for long working or studying. People may avoid running because they feel they don’t have enough time or because they want to avoid sweating and tiredness, but the benefits outweigh both. Continue Reading →
Why should you work your calves?
Balance and correct proportions are staples of an attractive figure. You may have seen how people who tend to skip leg days have buffed upper body but thin and weak leg muscles. Such figures look disproportionately developed, and therefore a bit cartoonish and comic. And the same goes for separate parts of the body. So, if you want to have nice-looking toned legs, you need to perform calf exercises along with exercises that target your quads, hamstrings, and glutes, which are slightly more popular among fitness enthusiasts. Calf exercises will not only promote more balanced muscle development but also help you burn calories, improve your leg strength, and boost your calf flexibility. Continue Reading →
There is no doubt that running is a very difficult sport to get into, particularly If you do not consider yourself a fit person. Getting into running, although initially difficult, has so many benefits on both your mind and your body that it is definitely worth pushing through that initial pain in order to get to the fun part.
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Picture this: you’re hiking a trail in the late summer with the sunshine on your face. You’re listening to the sounds in the trees around you while getting your heart rate pumping and feeling the bend of the stony path under your feet. Exercising in the great, green outdoors is a fantastic way to improve your body’s health and feel connected to the world around you simultaneously.
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With the busy lifestyles that many of us lead, it should come as no surprise that many of us often feel tired and fatigued. Some people turn to caffeine to give them that boost of energy they so desperately need, whereas others will make changes to their lifestyle. The latter is obviously the better option. As well as improving the quantity and quality of sleep and trying to reduce or manage your daily responsibilities, you should also make changes to your diet. Getting the right amount of essential nutrients will keep your energy levels up and make you feel happier within yourself. Continue Reading →
As a runner, you want to have strong legs and lots of endurance. Here’s a whole-body resistance band workout that can help improve your running performance and improve your flexibility and balance. Continue Reading →
Whether you are concerned with eating healthy or not, you’ve likely heard of the one-pot. Maybe the crockpot or slow cooker. Whatever you call the device, they are all virtually the same thing and becoming more and more popular, especially dieters and people trying to eat healthier. This is because these devices not only are family-friendly, make prep easy, and prepare delicious meals, but they are affordable with a versatility that is more than hard to match. They can create everything from healthy, decadent plates of pasta to stews and soups. Continue Reading →
In the modern age, athletes cannot afford to solely rely on their natural ability for success. Ensuring that they are in tip-top fitness is vitally important. Many athletes who have brilliant natural ability but who lack fitness or work ethic end up not achieving their true potential. Continue Reading →
Running is one of the best things you can do for your body. It’s an exercise that practically anyone can do, anywhere, anytime. However, it needs to be accompanied with proper sleep and nutrition, otherwise, you can run into problems like sore muscles and injuries. Continue Reading →