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.
Stand Up Paddling is one of the hottest summer trends. Not only that it is a lot of fun, it is also a full body workout. Check out our beginner’s guide to Stand Up Paddling. As you can already imagine by its name, Stand Up Paddling is carried out by standing on a long surfboard and using a paddle to proceed. It is a perfect workout for the whole body, as it improves your core strength, cardio fitness, balance and flexibility. Stand Up Paddling works best on flat water like lakes, calm oceans and rivers.
Think that exercise takes up too much time? Not if you have a quick workout that you can do in between times! Something you can easily do while travelling or during your lunch break. All you need is your own body weight. Eric tries it out.
“I’ll never be as fit and sporty as other people anyway, so there’s no point in even starting.” Sound familiar? Get rid of this negative attitude and discover the joy of sport without the pressure to perform! Even professional athlete Eric knows that the main purpose of sport is to have fun.
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.
Nordic Walking is a wonderful sport for beginners. Although the risk of injury is low, the correct Nordic Walking technique is important to achieve success in training and to avoid overloading. With these tips, it’ll work!
No time for long periods of exercise? No worries! From now on, by tweaking your everyday routine slightly, you will be able to fit in quick bouts of exercise! Read our five easy exercises that will help to keep you fit!
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!
It’s not always easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions. Our motivation quickly plummets. But you won’t need to worry about that with our five interesting choices of indoor sport activities! These activities will keep you physically fit no matter what the weather!
Ice skating is a wonderful endurance sport that enhances cardiovascular fitness and at the same time helps to build powerful muscles and develop coordination. The great thing about it is that almost everyone can venture onto the ice and with a little practice and guidance can soon even do a few laps.
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.
A favorite exercise among fitness-enthusiasts and celebrities, Pilates is the ultimate workout for toning muscles and achieving a long, lean physique—but there’s more to Pilates. Researchers have shown Pilates may also be the ideal exercise for easing chronic lower back pain.
Getting to the finish line first is usually a good thing — but not when it comes to your life span! If you want to stretch out your years as long as possible, you may want to hit the pool this summer. Amazing research shows swimmers beat both runners and walkers in lowest rates of mortality.
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.