Regular physical activity is a key pillar of good health throughout the ages, with recent studies showing that exercise in older adults can help them boost their memory, cut their risk of chronic disease, and battle anxiety and depression. If you wish to get back to your former fitness level or you are taking up regular exercise after a hiatus, the first step to take is to see your doctor to have a medical checkup and obtain recommendations and approval for specific exercises. Next, a qualified fitness professional can help suggest specific exercises that will help boost your cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. When crafting your workout routine, keep the following considerations in mind.
Due to worldwide lockdowns, there are currently more people working from home than ever before. In fact, according to labor market experts, approximately 557 million people, or around 17% of the global workforce, adopted new remote working practices in 2020. As such, we have all had to learn how to adapt our living space to meet work requirements.
Over that past decade,sports massages have skyrocketed in popularity among pro athletes and even celebs like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Dolf Lundgren who want to keep their bodies operating at optimal levels. While the term ‘sports massage’ may sound like it is a privilege reserved for an elite group of athletic people, this is nothing but a misconception. Truth be told, everyone, from serious athletes to casual exercisers can benefit from sports massages. Here are just three of many superb benefits to mention when suggesting the service to colleagues and clients alike.
Remote working is here to stay and it has brought with it a range of mental and emotional benefits – when it comes to physical health, however, the outlook is less positive. A report by CBS News asserts that personal trainers have found that remote working is breaking down the average fitness level of office workers – which was already at a relatively low level. Working at a computer and being confined to the same space every day runs the risk of creating serious long-term health problems, many of which start with injuries resulting from poor ergonomics.
Diet and exercise are more effective than either method alone when it comes to losing weight and body fat – as found by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In the study, participants were divided into three groups. The first two groups either limited their calorie consumption and exercised for 45 minutes a day, respectively. The third followed a program that included both diet and exercise. Results showed that the majority of people in the third group achieved their goal of losing at least 10% of their starting weight, performing better than the other two groups. Still, weight loss involves a delicate balance between how you work out and what you eat and there are many pitfalls you should aim to avoid. The following are just a few obstacles that can prevent you from achieving your goals.
Despite the importance of regular exercise being common knowledge, as much as 80% of Americans do not exercise enough, according to the Cleveland Clinic. When it comes to exercising, there are a plethora of excuses that are commonly used. Apart from not having the time to work out and not being able to afford an expensive gym membership, the last year has also seen a lot of people shying away from exercise out of fear of falling ill. Thankfully, if the desire to exercise is great enough, there is always a way to incorporate it into your daily routine. Engaging in a home exercise regime is not only a very effective way to get in shape, but it also does not require you to have a gym membership or to stick to an inflexible workout schedule. In fact, many personal trainers are recommending home exercise routines to either complement or replace standard gym-based programs.
Surfing is experiencing a surge in popularity as more people are eager to go out and try new activities in nature. According to an industry report, sales of seven to nine-foot surfboards increased by almost 3,700 percent in May 2020, compared to the same period in previous years. Moreover, places that didn’t have a booming water sports scene, such as Dayton, Ohio, now have tight-knit and growing surfing communities, as locals and out-of-state visitors are heading to these city to enjoy this exhilarating pastime. Surfing not only allows you to reconnect with nature, but it’s also a great workout that promotes cardiovascular fitness, improves strength and coordination, and instills confidence. If you’re about to go surfing for the very first time, or if you’re about to take it up again after a long break, there are certain workouts that you must do in order to get in shape before heading to the water. Here are the best exercises to get fit for surfing.
At present, 61 million American adults are living with a disability, according to the CDC. Nearly 50% of these individuals do not exercise enough, while approximately 38.2% qualify as obese. While living with limited mobility may restrict the type of exercise someone can enjoy, it doesn’t typically exclude exercise altogether. Engaging in regular exercise can, in fact, be of great benefit to a person with a disability, as it not only helps build a stronger body but a more positive and resilient mind as well. Fitness professionals can play an important role in helping the disabled population remain healthy by encouraging them to engage in regular physical activity.
Depending on the study, between 10 percent and 30 percent of adults are affected by low libido. These numbers increase with age, of course, but even among young adults, the percentage is significant. Aging aside, causes for low libido include illness, low testosterone, prescription medication, drug and alcohol abuse, pregnancy, stress, and poor self esteem. Lack of exercise is another cause of low libido, for which more exercise is the cure. The following exercises have been scientifically-proven for libido enhancement.
If you love nothing more than heading to the sofa and spending a couple of hours playing your favorite game, you have no doubt been told by more than one family member that sedentarism is dangerous. As stated by Forbes’ Nicole Fisher, Americans are spending more time sitting down – and this can up their risk of obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Of course, the fact you do enjoy gaming does not have to contribute to this problem. Is there a way to turn it all around so you actually receive physical and mental health benefits from your cherished hobby?