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Showing posts with label Fitness Exercise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fitness Exercise. Show all posts

Saturday, 13 April 2013

How to Save Your Back

Start the Day With Gentle Activity
Slow, gentle activity in the morning can help wake up tired muscles and stiff joints. Just take it easy on your spine, says Raj Rao, MD, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Deep, relaxed breathing when you wake up may also be helpful. But certain moves aren't recommended if you have back pain -- ask your health care provider what's best for you.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Secrets for a Longer Life

Protect Your DNA
As we age, the ends of our chromosomes -- called telomeres -- become shorter. This makes people more vulnerable to disease. You might think there's nothing you can do, but new research suggests otherwise. In a pilot study, lifestyle changes boosted an enzyme that increases telomere length. Other studies also find diet and exercise can protect telomeres. So healthy habits may slow aging at the cellular level.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Lose Weight Without Dieting

Time Your Meals
Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make it last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body's fullness hormones. Wolfing your food down in a hurry blocks those signals and causes overeating.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Pilates for Beginners


What sets Pilates apart is its focus on toning the muscles with springs, bands, or your own body weight. Some moves are shown using Pilates studio equipment, but most can be done at home. Be sure to check with a doctor first if you're 45 or older, or if you have a medical condition.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

How to Get Flat Abs


Like the quest for the Holy Grail, many people are on a mission to improve their abs. What does it take to get there? These nine simple exercises and lifestyle tips can start you in the right direction.

1. Improve Your Posture
Slouch and your stomach pooches. So straighten up, and you've done your abs a favor without breaking a sweat! For better posture while standing, align your ears over your shoulders, shoulders over hips, hips over knees, and knees over ankles. Keep the fronts of the shoulders open like a shirt on a hanger, instead of a shirt on a peg. Draw your navel to your spine and keep your weight even on the balls of your feet and your heels.