Stretching

Multiple studies find that yoga can reduce the symptoms of depression

Yoga is a practice that has long been associated with a relaxed body and mind. New studies have suggested that yoga may help relieve the symptoms of depressions as well, especially when utilized as a complement to traditional therapy. These studies were presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA)...

What Should You Eat Before a Workout?

Fueling your body the right way before a workout is something to take seriously. You do want to eat something, but not too much. If you fill up before a workout, your digestive system will kick into high gear, stealing blood away from your muscles at just the time when your muscles need blood to...

Home Remedies for Muscle Soreness

Muscle soreness can hit after a workout, a long day at work, or during an illness. While creams and rubs help to an extent, there are other ways to stop the soreness. These home remedies can stop muscle soreness fast, regardless of what caused them.Heat and coldAlternating heat and cold can help stop muscle...

Physical activity throughout older age linked to higher psychological well-being

Sure, you know exercise is good for you. It improves cardiovascular health, keeps your weight in check, slows down the aging process, and tones and strengthens your body. But have you ever noticed the increased feelings of happiness after working out?Researchers studying the effects of exercise have consistently found a positive link between exercise and improved...

8 Signs That You Are Overtraining

There are plenty of different sources advertising extreme diets or exercise routines, but one thing is certain: no one is the same and there is no guarantee it will work for everyone. Another sure thing is that too many people aren’t getting the amount of exercise their body needs to stay healthy and fit....

12 Pictures That Show You Exactly What Muscles You’re Stretching

Stretching before and after a workout is a great way to promote blood flow to the muscles and increase flexibility.  But do you know what muscles you’re stretching?Stretching may help you improve the range of motion of your joints, which in turn may help improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury...

The Dynamic Warmup You Should Do Before Every Workout

Before any workout, perform a dynamic warmup for 3 minutes—six exercises, 30 seconds each. Then you'll rest for a minute and start the main workout. The reason? A dynamic warmup is designed to prepare your body for the work ahead. You're pumping blood, warming up your muscles and connective tissue, and sending game-on signals to your...

5 Ways to Make Fitness Fun

Stuck. Fed up. Bored stiff. For every way we express our mind-numbing exercise frustrations, there’s a totally simple way to break past it, says exercise physiologist Amy Dixon. Make gym time fun time with these energizing tips and bust out of your workout rut.1. No Excuses The most important part of getting fit is to...

Home Remedies for Fitness Aches and Pains

5 Clever CuresNext time you're sidelined by shinsplints, scraped knees, or achy joints, don't dash--er, hobble--to the drugstore. Simple solutions like cornstarch, sea salt, white vinegar, and even your own two hands can help alleviate common exercise-induced ailments at home.Foot PainA massage, even one that you give yourself, is a great way to relieve...

How to Injury-Proof Your Knees

Whether you're a PR-setting runner or a moderate athlete, a knee injury is one of the fastest ways to sideline your sporting pursuits. The best way to make sure your knees aren't out of commission? Preventative steps. Literally.Take these five rules to heart when you're injury-proofing your knees, and you'll be keeping your whole...
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