As you probably know, stretching before and after you exercise is essential, but stretching is also important in its own right. This mayo clinic article explains the basics of stretching and how stretching improves blood flow to the muscles, flexibility and your ability to move your joints. Studies have shown mixed results on the benefits of stretching, but it’s generally thought that better flexibility means better athletic performance and a decreased risk of injury. Read the rest of this entry »
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It’s normal to encounter both victories and setbacks on the road to fitness. As you continue with a fitness routine, you might find it challenging to keep up your motivation. Sometimes the benefits of exercise aren’t readily apparent when you’re reluctant to get out of bed in the morning, or itching to go home after work. But the benefits of moving more are just as real now as when you began your fitness journey! Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that exercising with others can help you meet your health goals?
Don’t do it alone. Exercising with others helps you stay motivated and consistent. Join an activity like a walking group where you can participate at your own fitness level and pace. Lunchtime activities like Walk to Wellness will start you on the right path to fitness. Read the rest of this entry »
Step away from the chocolates. Cancel the date to the butter/cream/sugar restaurant. Celebrate your sweetie and your good health this February. Jewelery doesn’t add to your waistline and neither do fun and healthy experiences you can share! I’ve got 10 tips to help you get back in shape and stay that way for many anniversaries to come.
1) Partner up with your spouse and motivate each other. As the adage says, “You are the average of the five people you hang out with the most.” So plan your entertainment, meals, and workouts as a couple and motivate each other when you’re having a tough or lazy day.
2) Set specific, realistic goals and have a set time period. Then identify and eliminate your barriers to exercise and eating well. With an easy-to-accomplish plan, you’ll even be able to exceed your goals. Plus, you will have to answer to your partner! Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve been told that the only sure things are death and taxes. But just as creative accountants have helped many men triumph over their 1040s, we can help you outrun the reaper. Maybe it’s a game you can’t ultimately win. But by following these 50 tips, you sure as hell can send it into overtime.
Drink 5 8-Ounce Glasses of Water a Day
Scientists at Loma Linda University found that men who drank this amount of H2O were 54 percent less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack than those who drank two glasses or less every day.
Take a Laugh Break
Watching 15 minutes of funny video can improve bloodflow to your heart by 50 percent, report researchers at the University of Maryland. “This may reduce blood-clot formation, cholesterol deposition, and inflammation,” says study author Michael Miller, M.D. Read the rest of this entry »