You walk out of the gym congratulating yourself for completing a tough workout, but the real struggle starts the next day. That’s when your shoulders stiffen, and your lower back aches. These symptoms are called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Experts used to believe that it was due to lactic acid building up. However, now there’s general agreement that inflammation is … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Exercise Without Getting Sore?
Everyone knows they need to exercise, but most of us haven't been able to turn exercise into a regular habit. Maybe you want to build some muscle. Or perhaps you'd like to lose some fat. Either way, you want to feel better, be healthier, and be more proud of your body. Maybe you joined a gym or found a friend that would walk or play tennis with you on a regular basis. But … [Read more...] about Ways To Make Exercise A Habit
If you've been diligent about sticking to a regular exercise schedule, you may be reluctant to let a few sniffles pull you off track. However, most health experts agree: there are some symptoms that mean it's safe to work out and other that indicate you need to get plenty of rest. Learn how to exercise safely during an illness to stay at the top of your game and avoid … [Read more...] about Exercise Safely While Sick
Would you like to see your workouts yield better results in less time? Mental imagery is a dynamic way to do just that. When you use visualization to augment your workouts, you work not just your body, but also your brain. In fact, when it comes to getting fit, your mind may be even more important than your muscles. Here are some practical tips and tricks for using your … [Read more...] about How Mental Imagery And Visualization Help Your Workouts
Everyone can benefit from daily exercise. Any new habit may have challenging beginnings, but in time, nearly anything can become habitual. In this case, we're talking about a habit that has incredible benefits, so let's see what you can do to get exercising every day! 1. Schedule it. The number one reason people claim they don't exercise regularly is a lack of time. You make … [Read more...] about How to Make Daily Exercise a Habit