Fitness experts are urging people to get up and move during the workday. Research has shown that getting off your duff and standing frequently can help ease aches and stave-off illnesses associated with prolonged sitting. Many people have swapped out sitting desks for standing ones, hoping to reap wellness benefits like reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It might make you think those who work on their feet all day have it made.
Our wrists are super important. Virtually everything we do with our hands requires both a stable and mobile wrist. This joint contains at least 10 bones (8 carpal bones plus the ulna and radius) plus tons of ligaments and connective tissues. It serves as the protective passageway through which nerves, muscles, and other tissues pass from our forearms into our arms. But, most of us will only rarely perform exercises intended to strengthen our wrists and forearm muscles, if ever. In fact, we may only think about our weak wrists when they are giving us trouble!
Do you know what a shoulder shrug is? If you just responded by making the classic “I don’t know” gesture (palms up and shoulders lifted up toward your ears), then believe it or not you’ve already got part of the movement down!
If you’re anything like me, you burn like 5 minutes after the sun takes a peek at you and that can definitely throw a damper on your day (or a few days if you burn badly). Though the sun is beneficial to us and none of us could survive without it, it can be a bit of a nuisance when you’re trying to get your workout done outdoors. Whether you’re running, walking, doing a park workout, or going for a bike ride, follow these tips to keep from getting a sunburn.
The word plateau in fitness is often used negatively. However, a plateau simply means you’ve reached solid, steady ground. A plateau doesn’t necessarily mean stagnation and back-pedaling. It might be frustrating when you’re not seeing huge weight loss or strength gains. However, you are also not packing on pounds or losing strength. Reaching a plateau can be seen as an accomplishment. The truth of the matter is, though, human bodies are in constant flux and continual change.
Does your energy flag midway through your workouts? Are you always achy after hitting the gym? Discover how essential oils can improve your training.
Yoga has been shown to help with so many health problems that it’s a wonder more doctors aren’t “prescribing” it as medicine. From anxiety to arthritis, PTSD to chronic pain, yoga and its associated mindfulness and breathing exercises have helped millions of people reclaim their health.
There’s something about spin classes that can be a little intimidating. Maybe it’s the high energy music playing throughout the studio. Could be the fact that some participants seem to know what they’re doing, which can make newbies a little nervous.