Eating a banana before working out can prevent sore muscles afterwards. That’s because the fruit has an anti-inflammatory effect and therefore works similar to aspirin and other painkillers.
Almost everyone has experienced them at some stage: unpleasant cramps in muscles and calves. But what causes them and how can they be prevented and treated?
Fascia currently plays a big role when it comes to fitness and workouts. We tell you what fascia training is about and how you can include it in your daily workout to strengthen your connective tissue and gain flexibility.
Drinking water during the work out is important in order to stay hydrated. But is there another option to water and what should you drink before and after exercising? Here is how to get it right.
You barely have time to go to the gym because of your daily business and your leisure activities? If you want to reach good training results in a short period of time you should try the current trend training Tabata: a quick, intensive training for everybody who only has little spare time.
Summer is coming to an end and you are looking for an autumn activity? With its spectacular colours and refreshing temperatures, autumn is the perfect time for a hike.
Chaturanga, shavasana, parivrtta utkatasana. No, we’re not speaking in code, but if you’re one of the 20.4 million people in the U.S. practicing yoga, you already knew that. This traditional Eastern discipline has gained steady popularity in recent years, welcoming ancient Sanskrit into household terminology and the revival of stretchy pants everywhere.
Jogging is too boring and you need some extra motivation to exercise in the open air? We have some ideas for you here: exercising outdoors can improve both endurance and strength.
Have you ever tried to fight your inner couch potato? Sitting on the sofa after a long day at work or a sunday afternoon is often more attractive than to get up and go to the gym. Even Eric sometimes has to find his motivation for sports.
You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking”—several studies have linked long periods of sitting to increased BMI, greater risk of chronic disease, and shorter life expectancy. But the harmful effects of sitting may not stop there: Research out of Australia suggests the longer you sit, the greater your risk of anxiety.
In today’s over-scheduled and fast-paced society, exercise can often fall by the wayside. But fitness does not have to be grueling or take several hours from your day. Research suggests high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may not only save you time, it may feel easier too!
Winter is the peak of cold and flu. If you have not been thinking about what lifestyle changes you can make to improve your immunity, it’s time to start. Chief allies in the battle lines against infection: fitness and fruit. Read here more about recent studies in this field.
What about this time of the year? Is jogging during the winter good for your health or should you exercise indoors instead? If you like being outside in winter and feel fit and healthy, we have some running and training tips for you.
Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, in a field of colorful flowers, or atop a lush green mountain. Chances are you’re feeling more relaxed already. Nature has a way of evoking calmness and easing stress, and research has suggested taking walks in a natural environment may be beneficial to overall well-being.
When it comes to staying slim, cardio exercise tends to get most of the attention. The good news is that you may not need to log endless hours running to keep your waistline from expanding. In fact, research from Harvard University suggests weight lifting could be the most effective way to keep trim around the middle – but don’t discount cardio’s benefits.
Get a hobby, and make it active! Regular physical activity is essential for managing weight and has been shown to strengthen your brain, mind, bones, and genes. But the health benefits don’t stop there. Making physical activity a regular part of your day could help delay onset of chronic disease and might help prevent heart disease and heart failure.