Running for Life

Almost everyone run at some time or other, be it running to catch your bus, taking your dog out for his run or running as an enjoyable sport. Running’s benefits include improved cardiovascular hearth, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, a revved-up metabolism, and a sense of self-esteem. Whatever your objective – to challenge your body in a different way, to tone up, or to lose weight, running is an excellent exercise for any beginner to try. It’s cheap, easy, and a perfect exercise to do with a friend too!

But before you put on your running shoes, here’s some good information you should know to minimize potential of injury and help you be more efficient in attaining your running goals… (more…)


27 Jan 2018

Active Living With Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of bones and joints in our body, and is the top cause of disability and immobility affecting a whopping 25% of the global population. Many may not realise that arthritis is just a generic description of not a single disease, but a group that comprises greater than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion in the joints.

Greater than 50 million adults and 300 thousand children are living with some form of arthritis. It occurs more with women, and the likelihood increases with age and for those who are overweight. If left undiagnosed and untreated, arthritis can cause irreparable damage to the joints… (more…)


06 Jan 2018

Simple 8-min High Intensity Interval Training Is More Effective Than 45-min Workout

hqdefault (13)Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of regular exercise is well established. For the longest time, fitness junkies have lived by the mantra that good things take time. To build muscles, you need to pump weights that the Gym for a full hour. If it is cardio fitness you are trying to achieve, then you are expected to put on your running shoes and pound the pavement 3 times a week. However in recent years, extended workout routines are going out of vogue. In its place, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has garnered a lot of attention…


07 Nov 2017

Ditch These Energy Draining Foods That Cause Unhealthy Weight Gain!

7energy-draining-foodFor something that most individuals do multiple times daily, eating is embroiled in confusion and controversy. Or to be more exact, not the act of eating, but the choice of what to eat. With every meal and snack, you’ve got a chance to offer your body ample and even additional nutrition. But many fall short of this objective… (more…)


24 Sep 2017

Yoga: Try this Ancient Exercise to Help Tone Your Abs

ab-exerciseYoga is a practice that has been around for 5,000 years. Although many regard Yoga as just another form of exercise, it’s really a much more comprehensive practice that integrates mental, physical and spiritual elements.

In fact, it is said the physical positions of yoga represent only about 10 percent of its value, and the other 90 percent lies in the mental and spiritual growth that happens on the mat…


25 May 2015

Proven: Kids Get Smarter Just from Exercising

exercise-for-childrenAn extensive review of relevant research has demonstrated that the more physically active schoolchildren are, the better they do academically.

Researchers analyzed 14 studies, ranging in size from as few as 50 participants to as many as 12,000.

All of the studies involved children between the ages of 6 and 18…


23 May 2015

3 Fitness Tests to Assess Your General Fitness and Health Risks

fitness-testThere’s something to be said for starting at the beginning when setting health and fitness goals. Taking your current status into account will help you set more realistic goals, thereby boosting your chances of success.

Certain basic fitness tests will also give you an indication of your potential health risks.

For example, carrying excess weight around your midsection is a potent risk factor for multiple chronic diseases…


22 May 2015

The Most Effective Strategies for Eliminating Cellulite

celluliteCellulite, those pockets of fat that tend to collect on buttocks, thighs and upper arms, are a cause of embarrassment for many. The dimpling, “orange peel” effect occurs when fat cells push against the surrounding subcutaneous connective tissue in your skin. If your lymph circulation becomes sluggish, toxins accumulate in these fat cells.

Liposuction, creams and wraps only temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Without continual treatment…


21 May 2015

Grounding: The Potent Antioxidant That Few Know About… And It’s Free

barefoot-run-benefitsWhile still in the vast minority, an increasing number of people are joining the barefoot running trend, throwing their shoes to the wind and letting their feet run free, literally.

In the modern world, it might sound “extreme” to give up your shoes, particularly when engaging in an activity as hard on your feet as running, but surrounding your feet with thick cushioning and stiff supports is actually the “new” trend, evolutionarily speaking…


20 May 2015

How to Banish Afternoon Fatigue

fatigueMany people experience a slump in energy levels by the time the afternoon rolls around. A number of factors may contribute to this phenomenon. The most common cause is post-lunch hypoglycemia, which is related to your inability to burn fat.

Hence, addressing your diet is key if afternoon fatigue is something you contend with on a regular basis. Besides alterations in your diet, intermittent fasting is one of the most effective ways to switch your body…


19 May 2015