Working out may be the secret to fighting off colds and other illnesses, according to a recent study. Researchers found that by repeatedly stressing your body through exercise, you could actually be strengthening your immune system.
You’ve probably seen kettlebells at the gym, but you may be hesitant to pick one up and try them yourself. Kettlebells have become a popular piece of weight training equipment, but if you aren’t sure how to use them correctly, they could be dangerous.
Making a New Year’s resolution is a good first step to achieving your goals, but simply setting a resolution may not be enough to actually achieve those goals. If you want to look back on 2016 as a year of success, use these tips for making your resolution stick.
Tired of your regular, mundane gym workout? Add some spice to your New Year’s fitness plan with interval training.
Simply put, interval training means alternating short bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter intensity or rest. That might mean incorporating short bursts of jogging into your daily walk routine, or mixing things up with more specific types of interval training, like HIIT or Tabata.
It’s that time of the year when most people are setting goals and making resolutions for what they want to accomplish in the new year. Turning over a new calendar is all about hitting the “reset” button and starting fresh. About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only a mere eight percent actually achieve them. Why?
Christmas is just around the corner, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. The holidays can be a stressful time of year for anyone, and that stress—coupled with enormous spreads of holiday food and sweet treats—can often lead to weight gain.
At the end of a workout, the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time stretching and cooling down. However, dedicating some time to post-workout stretches can relieve tightness, help your muscles return to a neutral position, reduce soreness and even help prevent injury.