Staying motivated is half the battle when it comes to working out. But exercising with other people not only keeps us motivated, but also keeps us accountable and safe. By having an instructor guide each workout, we can count on effective use of the 30 to 60 minutes we devote to a workout class—plus more confidence that each move is completed in a safe, effective way. Many gyms and studios offer dozens of classes—plus different instructors—so everyone can find a combination that works best for them. And if your schedule is jam packed, working out with friends is a great way to get in some social time that also benefits your health. Read on to learn more benefits of working out with other people, plus the basics of some of the most popular group fitness class types.
If you have a little worrying worm lurking right in your thoughts telling you that you need to exercise your heart out (literally and figuratively), there are now many ways to do just that. But which exercises, you ask? Today, we’ll look into the definitive exercises that should warrant you a healthy heart. These activities won’t only drive you out of the often-secluding sedentary lifestyle you might have been living lately but will ultimately make you an advocate a heart-friendly way of living to others.
The exercises below are taken from a streamlined list that should provide your heart that much-needed reprieve from your old lifestyle:
It can be hard to choose the right exercise regime for you. On top of the time constraints of modern life, the sheer number of options is enough to confuse most of us.
This quiz identifies which style of exercise matches your personality. Whether you’re a lone wolf, a team player or looking to become truly zen – this will set you on the right course to fulfilling your fitness needs.
Sitting at a computer all day can do a number on our bodies. From increased fatigue and weight gain to low back pain and reduced cardiovascular health, sitting all day at work (and plopping yourself on the couch to relax after a hard day) can lead to some serious health complications.
Enter: Pilates. This form of movement, which sometimes incorporates equipment, is a low-impact way to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve endurance. With an emphasis on postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance, this form of exercise is perfect for those of us that have to sit for long stretches of time.
Check out the infographic below to learn more benefits of Pilates plus moves you can incorporate into your routine.
Menstrual cramps, which causes pain & discomfort in the abdomen in women, affect around 50% of women having their periods.
The cramps are caused when chemicals known as prostaglandins are released by the body. The release of the prostaglandins causes a contraction of the uterus, which in turn results in cramps.
To get rapid relief for menstrual cramps, other than using over the counter painkillers, why not try out these seven great home remedies, which are proven to work effectively, and just as quickly as painkillers.