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.
Everyday since this summer I set myself a goal of going for a walk everyday or walk at least 25kms per week. I have managed to be constant, but now in autumn I actually increased my goal to 40kms per week besides going to swim at least 3x/week for 30mins. It feels so good to be active without exercise machines at home or going to the gym. Is possible and is even more satisfying because I get to see the sunrise and I’m more in contact with nature, the scenery in Heidelberg is just beautiful in any season of the year (this I have learned from my walks) and I get to start my day in a better mood.
So how is this connected to today’s recipe? Well, because this is what I eat if I feel hungry. I always eat carbs-rich breakfast/meal as pre-workout snack (about 2hrs before) but if I start to get appetite then I eat one of these bite-size snacks, just one is enough but can also be eaten as post workout. And are so easy and quick to make. So hopefully you’ll try the recipe and works as well for you as it has for me. Enjoy!