Recover effectively after a marathon with these tips: rest, hydrate, gentle movement, stretch, ice baths, nutritious meals, massage, and gradual return to exercise. Mental recovery is key too.
Discover the benefits of the barbell deadlift, a foundational exercise in powerlifting. Strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back, while improving posture and grip strength. Learn proper technique to reduce the risk of injury and maximize results.
Stretching is an essential part of any fitness routine, yet it is often overlooked. It is a great way to improve your flexibility, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance your overall well-being. Up until I hurt my lower back some years ago, I didn’t bother much about warming up before a workout or stretching […]
Of all sports, running is probably the easiest on your wallet. It’s cheap, convenient, burns calories quickly, is convenient, empowering and fun. The only important investment you will need is a good pair of shoes designed for running. Like millions of runners, I’ve never been a serious competitor, but like those others, that doesn’t keep […]
Discover the benefits of cycling for your overall fitness. This low-impact exercise improves cardiovascular endurance and reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases. Cycling is also a fun and environmentally friendly mode of transport. Learn how to stay safe and comfortable with the right bike fit.
You needn’t become a fitness-clothing junkie like some of us, but buying new workout shorts or comfy new athletic shoes can get you fired to exercise. You feel like a workout pro, and let your fellow exercisers know that you are part of the team. Getting into fitness opens up a whole new world of […]
I have routinely asked myself why I have kept writing. There is no obvious answer but maybe it is my desire for a healthy community and the chance to create sustainable, healthy changes in my clients’ lives. As I utilize this space to bring to flower my life’s task I hope it will be a […]
Most gyms might not hand you the ‘golden rules handbook’ but just like in any space where more than one gather, we have the unspoken code of conduct. The social graces expected in the weight rooms, studio, locker rooms, sauna, and steam bath might be different from those at the office, home, school, church, prison […]
Warm-Ups A simple rule of thumb states that whatever the exercise, always start with a good warm-up. It might seem like a drag when your time limited but it is unquestionably beneficial in the long- run. Recent research shows that warming up enables you to exercise for longer, and makes exercise easier and greatly reduces […]