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?
Around 100 million Americans cycle every year, but few make it a habit as shown by a survey conducted by the Breakaway Research Group for People with Bikes. Around 34% of Americans ride their bike at least once a year, but around 14 million do so at least twice a week. The results are a wakeup call to those wanting to reap the biggest benefits of cycling. One study published as recently as January 2020 in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), for instance, showed that people who cycle to work have a lower risk of falling ill. What do recent studies say on cycling and why can this unique sport help people enjoy a longer, better life?
The most common disease affecting people in the U.S. – including heart disease and cancer – are also the most preventable, according to the CDC. Often, lifestyle changes such as losing weight and getting active can help prevent illness and early death, and fitness professionals…
Being a personal trainer can be a very rewarding job. You get to witness people transform their bodies to become healthier and stronger. But to be successful as a personal trainer, it takes more than just knowing a set of workouts and watch as your clients perform them. You…