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The positive mental effects of physical exercise for the elderly

The positive mental effects of physical exercise for the elderly

When we talk about the benefits of exercise among the elderly, we usually focus on the physical benefits. Scientists have found that older adults can improve their brain function as well with exercise! Take a look. Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center wanted to find out whether – as we age – our… READ MORE

The five best exercises for solid abs

The five best exercises for solid abs

If you’re still doing hundreds of crunches in the hopes of getting a six pack, then we’ve got some bad news for you: They won’t do the trick. To the contrary they’re more likely to cause a lower-back injury. But the good news is there are a couple of exercises that WILL work magic on… READ MORE

5 types of protein powders explained

5 types of protein powders explained

Anyone who’s ever decided to embark on a weight-training routine knows that in order to build muscle you need to increase the amount of protein that you consume. Although chicken breasts and eggs are excellent , these can get a little boring. As an alternative, why not try a protein powder? There are so many… READ MORE

4 ways to motivate yourself to get to gym on time

4 ways to motivate yourself to get to gym on time

It’s tempting, sometimes, to motivate yourself to get to gym. Maybe you’d rather spend some time chatting to a friend over coffee than deal with the afternoon traffic. Or maybe you want to get work done and dusted ahead of schedule. But getting to gym late can spell trouble. It may mean you arrive at gym… READ MORE

Follow these 4 steps to the perfect lunge

Follow these 4 steps to the perfect lunge

Lunges are renowned for their ability to target a whole lot of muscles with relatively little effort. That’s why personal trainers love these exercises so much! They strengthen the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves using nothing more than your own body weight. However, it’s essential to have to the correct technique – otherwise, you might… READ MORE

Four dangers of too much exercise

Four dangers of too much exercise

You CAN have too much of a good thing. And exercise, like any good thing, needs to be enjoyed in the appropriate volumes. Experts say that about 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise is sufficient for general well-being and health. Of course, if you’re an athlete, you’ll probably train more in your chosen sport.… READ MORE

How to become elderly gracefully

How to become elderly gracefully

If you thought you were going to become a regular on your couch when you get retirement age, think again: A sedentary lifestyle does you more harm than good. And this holds true in for the elderly to0! Sure, you need to be selective about what exercise you do (and its intensity). But remember that… READ MORE

How children’s bodies respond to exercise

How children’s bodies respond to exercise

Childhood obesity is on the rise. And we’re being told to get our kids moving to reduce the risk that they’ll develop conditions like diabetes or heart disease. Here’s how exercise benefits your child, thanks to the responses in his body. Healthier weight Exercise burns calories. It also makes muscles bigger and stronger – and… READ MORE

6 Benefits of the push-up

6 Benefits of the push-up

The benefits of doing push-ups can be numerous, if you know how to do them correctly. They can be quiet effective for achieving those strength and muscle-building goals. Many people also assume that push-ups are only for men but the fact is they can be very beneficial for men and woman at all fitness levels.… READ MORE