There is even more good news for those who exercise, and especially for those building muscle mass. Research has indicated that bulking up a bit may help protect against insulin resistance while slashing your risk of developing type-2 diabetes. While pumping iron may not be everyone’s activity of choice, a little strength training goes a long way when it comes to boosting metabolism, building muscle, and increasing overall quality of health.
Everyone knows that becoming fit and exercising regularly has everlasting positive effects on the body and even the mind. Research has even revealed that just a few minutes of exercise is powerful enough to alter your DNA (in a good way). But one key exercise-related topic no one seems to be talking about is balance – something that gradually diminishes as you age. Being able to balance could save you later in life.
In an inspiring display of what the human body can do when properly nourished and challenged, a 93 year old bodybuilder performed perform 57 dips, 61 chin-ups, 48 abdominal crunches and 50 push-ups.
A relatively moderate exercise that is easily included into most any fitness routine, regular jogging has been been found to increase your lifespan by up to 6 years or more. When compared to non-joggers, the death rate of active joggers is astonishingly low.
Itching can be extremely irritating and frustrating. Unfortunately, itchiness could be a result of any number of factors, including climate, sun exposure in some cases, a change in diet, and especially side-effects from medications. Keeping humidity in the home around 50% could help, along with drinking plenty of water, but you’ll be happy to know that other home remedies for itching can be used as well.
A fat stomach is connected with numerous health issues including a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes, and a doubled risk of premature death. But losing belly fat isn’t always easy. While your diet is the most important contributor to obesity, staying active is crucial as well. Luckily, there are a number of exercises to reduce stomach fat you can do right at home!
Some of us remember being picked last for dogeball in gym while others remember being voted MVP on the varsity soccer team. Chances are, no matter how well we performed, we felt both healthier and happier if we were active during those treacherous middle school years. Some findings support this claim, showing that kids playing sports and active teens may be healthier and happy than those who are inactive.
Everyone knows that exercise leads to a healthy body, strong muscles, reduced stress, and weight loss. But what many people don’t consider is what happens on an internal level after an exercise is complete. The amount of techniques, methods, or strategies you could implement in your workout in order to achieve your goals is endless.
Upon entering any gym you may find that at least a fraction, if not the majority, of it’s inhabitants unable to workout properly. The issue of exercising incorrectly, if done over a long period of time especially, could result in critical injury. But even while there is so much information available on the subject of exercising correctly, some people still don’t accept any change. Are you training the wrong way, too?
Looking to perform better for a sport or boost your personal records at the gym? According to new research on the many biological advantages of beetroot, the root vegetable could soon be included in virtually all Olympic diet programs. Using beetroot as a pre-workout meal, participants were found to run faster and maintain enhanced overall performance. When compared to cranberries, those who ate beetroot were actually revealed to run 5 kilometers faster.