Most times, fitness may refer to physical fitness, which is a general state of good health. Fitness is usually as a result of exercise and nutrition. There is also biologically fitness, which could refer to an individual’s ability to propagate its genes.
To those who are into bodybuilding, fitness is a form of physique training, and as the popular saying goes, it is always Survival of the fittest.
- A diet rich in Vitamin C can reduce the risk of wrinkles & dry skin.
- Shoulder shrugs & similar exercises using your trapezoids can reduce chronic neck pain by 80%.
- 30-second bursts of cardio done six times are just as effective as an hour of training at a lower intensity.
- At the top of your movement in a crunch, exhale powerfully to make your abs work harder.
- You can improve your golf skills by throwing a golf ball at a specific target on the carpet, and that alone can help you judge your speed and alignment.
- If you usually take a painkiller after working out, you might want to stop that, because, painkillers generally are ineffective in helping sore muscles post-workout, and are known to suppress muscle growth.
- Count your workout reps backward, so that, you will think about how many you have left to do instead of how many you’ve finished.
- If you’ve injured either of your legs, don’t stop working out the uninjured leg, because, exercising even one body part stimulates the nerve fibers in the opposite limb, and helps recover an injury 10% faster.
- During a lat pulldown instead of putting your thumb around the bar, place it on top beside your index finger, as this will decrease the involvement of arm muscles, and focus on strengthening the back muscles.
- To buy the best work out shoes, shop late in the day, as such time is when your feet are the largest. Also, ensure there is a half inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.
- When doing crunches, put your tongue on the roof of your mouth, as this will help to align your head properly and reduce neck strain.
- If you want to get in some extra exercise without making the trip to the gym, then wash your car by hand rather than taking it through the car wash.
- People typically try to think of ways to make their daily tasks a lot easier. However, if we leave them the way they naturally are or make them harder, we can get more exercise. You can bring in the groceries from your car one bag at a time, instead of packing everything into a cart, so you have to make several trips.
- Exercise is likely not top-of-mind for someone who might be suffering from some form of degenerative diseases like leukemia, but it’s important to encourage your loved one to stay physically strong by walking and staying active. (Avocados for treating leukemia).
- When trying to lose weight, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to eat less, you should just be taking in fewer calories, and by replacing your usual high-calorie foods with lower calorie options.
- If you’re not a big fan of the gym, try investing in a couple of workout videos, because, even just 15 minutes a day will make a difference if you stick with it.
- Getting enough sleep and rest time can do wonders for your health, both mentally and physically. It is not only the number of hours but the quality of sleep that is important.
- Considering how much time you spend on your mattress, a good one would be worth the investment.
- You can add a little bit of exercise to your day by making small changes like taking the stairs or parking at the far end of the parking lot.
- Try to motivate yourself to exercise by writing down a list of the reasons why you want to. And look at it often.
- Whatever your fitness goals are, taking pictures on your journey towards your goal can be an excellent motivator. Take a current picture and hang it at a place that you’ll see it often, and once a month take an updated picture and hang it next to it so that you can compare, and see the positive changes. However, remember that changes don’t happen overnight.
A wealth of recent research suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period (known as aerobic exercise) has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain and body, and aerobic exercise is key for your head, just as it is for your heart.