Working on all of your body is imperative to overall fitness. Unless you’re hitting all your major muscle groups, you aren’t being effective or efficient with your fitness. Regardless of whether your goal is gaining strength, losing weight, or purely aesthetic, you’re going to want to get a total body workout throughout the week. So, what are the best total body routines for your goals, and how should you balance strength training and cardio throughout the week?
One of the most important things to think about when it comes to a full body workout schedule is balancing lifting with recovery, particularly if you’re attempting high-volume strength training.
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Posting up at a desk for eight or more hours a day can do a real number on our bodies. Extended sitting not only has prolonged health risks, it can make you feel stiff, achy, and uncomfortable in a matter of hours. The good news: Yoga can help. By incorporating a few yoga poses into your daily work routine, you can stretch out the muscles that get tight and sore with all that sitting—no mat or form-fitting pants required.
Yoga doesn’t have to be limited to a studio. Incorporate these poses into your workday to help prevent the aches and pains that often accompany a 9-to-5 desk job. Read on to learn how.
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A simple action that we take for granted and yet is so important for our mood and relaxation. Breathing correctly and deeply has massive benefits for your health. See some techniques and its benefits in the infographic below.
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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.
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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:
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