Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise may dampen inflammation in the body, researchers say. The study findings suggest that “exercise doesn’t have to be tremendously hard for you to see health benefits[…]

Do You Need a Rest Day?

Written by Emily Schromm   Want to hit your goals? The key to results is in proper recovery. When you’re motivated to hit a goal, it can be easy to go to extremes. Let’s be honest: you’re either all in, or all out. That’s how many of us operate, especially when we’re in the zone, on[…]

6 Exercises That Burn Calories In Overdrive (And Are Not Burpees)

If your health, fitness, or body composition goals involve fat-burning or losing weight, after working on your nutrition, you’re going to want to focus on fitness routines tailored to those goals. In most cases this means regular workouts that involve exercises that burn calories and build muscle. Most people immediately associate cardio with calorie-burning, and[…]

You Asked: Should I Use a Foam Roller?

Markham Heid Feb 01, 2017 After spending decades on the fitness fringes, foam rolling has arrived at center stage. Whole classes are now devoted to the practice of slowly rolling different parts of the body over a tube; it’s thought to improve athletic performance and flexibility, reduce workout-related soreness, slash recovery time and knock out[…]

Which Fitness Tracker Is Best?

We set out to find the fitness trackers that were the simplest to use, the most comfortable to wear, and that offered the most useful data. (Even the most expensive device won’t do you much good if you don’t actually use it.) After putting nine of the top models through three trials of four different[…]

7 Beginner Kettlebell Exercises To Work Your Entire Body

Beginner kettlebell exercises are an excellent way to add variety to your workout routine, whether you’re new to strength training or you’re just faithful to your trusty 15-pound dumbbells. Using different equipment offers up new ways to work your muscles, which is key to seeing results, and there are endless ways to burn out your entire body[…]

Upper-Body Foam Rolling

Foam rolling your upper body muscles can be tricky. These tips will help you make the right moves.  Most muscles in your upper body can benefit from foam rolling, but they’re harder to reach and a little trickier to release than the muscles in your lower back, glutes, and legs. Done right, though, you can safely[…]

WHY SPORTS NUTRITION NEEDS TO LOOK BEYOND PROTEINS

If you go to the gym a couple of times a week and eat healthy, you can’t help but hear the word ”protein” whenever someone talks about their diet. Of course, we all know that protein is required to build and repair muscle, but many have gone a bit overboard with the amount of protein[…]

6 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life

Yoga has been around for more than 5000 years. While its popularity in the west just increased within the past few decades, Yogis from India have already been practicing yoga in caves for a long time as a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline.  Considering the age of this practice, it’s natural to believe that it[…]

Agility Drills

Agility drills can generally be classified into two categories – open and closed.  Closed drills are preprogrammed drills, performed in a predictable and unchanging environment.  The focus should be primarily on proper movement mechanics, proper body position and simple changes of direction.  The drills should be performed at a speed that allows proper execution of[…]