Posts Tagged‘fitness’

It’s Finally Spring! Ideas To Get Out and Get Active

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get out and get active. But how exactly do you do that? If you don’t already have some things in mind, there are a few pieces of advice that you can follow to break out of your typical, boring groove. You can get outside and do some grilling. You can put your spring cleaning hat on and go to town inside and around your house. You can buy some seeds or small plants and get a garden going. Or you can pick a movement-based activity and decide to stick with it while the…

This Is Why Women Should Do Weights Too

When it comes to lifting weights, many see it as the exclusive realm of the male. For some reason, women have historically tended to avoid the weights section of gyms – save for a few exceptions. But it’s a fact that those few have always been right, they have realised something in advance of many others and this has been to their advantage. Here we look at why women should do weights too. When it comes to training therefore, it may be time to search for something other than cheap gym membership deals, it might be time for everybody to…

Is Stress at the Root of Your Hair Loss?

There are lots of reasons why people start to notice their hair thinning, or bald patches appearing. The most common cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness, and to a lesser extent female pattern baldness. These are both typified by uniform hair loss in certain areas or a receding hairline, and are usually hereditary. Hair thinning or loss that doesn’t fit that kind of profile can be caused by a number of health factors, including hormonal changes (especially in pregnant women), skin conditions, medication, and vitamin deficiencies. However, one common cause that many people are not aware of, is…

Elliptical vs Treadmill –The Difference

The treadmill and elliptical are popular workout machines at gyms and fitness clubs across the globe. Both give a wonderful cardiovascular workout and draw enthusiasts of all ages. Their manufacturers claim that they facilitate to lose more weight. However, which one to choose depends on the user. Below, we will compare the elliptical vs treadmill, so you can see which suits you better… The Treadmill This trusted machine was born years ago; it provides a moving surface to walk. Walking is our natural activity and a basic fitness regime. Some people prefer to run instead, this machine has varying speeds…

How Does Intermittent Fasting Affect Your Immune System?

Photo by CC user wonderlane on Flickr Intermittent fasting is defined as an eating pattern wherein an individual cycle between periods of eating and fasting. In fact, it poses as one of the most popular fitness and health trends in the world. People opt for intermittent fasting (IF) due to a wide array of reasons such as weight loss, simplified lifestyle, improvement of overall health and wellbeing. There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that this eating pattern has tremendous power to improve your immune system as well. Is that really correct? Keep reading to find out! Intermittent fasting…