CategoryExercising

Passive Exercise – Is There Any Way to Get Into Shape Without Effort?

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Everyone wants to lose weight and build muscle and from time-to-time we all wish we could look a little more like the people plastered on billboards rather than the people who look back at us from the mirror. But despite wanting to look like uber men and women, few of us actually take the steps necessary to get there. This is a strange contradiction that researchers and health advisors have...

How Long Does it Take to Become Flexible?

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Flexibility is undoubtedly one of the most severely overlooked aspects of fitness. While many people are keen to get flatter abs and bigger biceps, it seems that flexibility very much takes a back seat if it gets considered at all. This is a big mistake however, seeing as stretching can actually be hugely beneficial for our bodies in many ways – and is more crucial today than ever before...

How to Take More Steps Every Day

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Walking is one of the number one things you can do to improve your health. This is low impact exercise, but at the same time it will get your heart beating, it will burn calories and it will tone muscle. More important is the simple fact when you’re walking, by definition you aren’t sitting still. The human body was never designed to sit still for such long periods of time and simply...

How to Use Tabata for Rapid Fat Loss

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Steady state cardio is the type of cardio you are probably used to. This is essentially any form of exercise that involves running for long distances, cycling on stationary bikes, or otherwise maintaining any type of aerobic activity for an extended period of time. If you exercise for an hour on one machine and you come off of it panting, then that’s steady state cardio. And now the bad...

Steps to Become a Morning Exerciser

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Exercising first thing in the morning is a goal that many of us share. The idea here is that by working out in the earlier hours, we will be able to get the day off to a ‘good start’ and at the same time avoid letting other things get in the way that could interrupt our good intentions. Only there’s just one problem: waking up early enough to work out before the morning commute...

Use Small Exercises Throughout the Day to Stay in Better Shape and Save Time!

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The most common excuse people give for not working out regularly is that they don’t have the time. In reality the cause tends to be more a mixture of time, motivation and energy; but either way the fact remains that they just can’t bring themselves to do a whole forty minutes of exercise after a long day at work. But what if you weren’t to do the whole session at once? What if...

Using Pedometers for Exercise Motivation

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Pedometers are devices that record the number of steps we take at any given time. Put a pedometer in your pocket, or strap it to your shoe, as per the instructions, and once you start it it will record mostly accurately each step you take in order to make a tally. While it’s not perfectly accurate, most pedometers are accurate enough to be useful and to give us a general idea of how far...

7 Ways to Stick With Your Exercise Goals

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I know hundreds of people who have at some point told me they are going to get into shape but then failed. It’s a sad fact, but I’d say that there’s a relatively low chance of most people actually managing to getting into shape. Following the laws of probability then, if you are planning to get into shape then unfortunately it would seem the odds are stacked against you. Of...

Lightheadedness After Exercise

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Speak to a real fitness fanatic and often they will tell you how much they love the feeling they get after working out. They might talk about ‘the pump’, about the ‘burn’, about endorphins, about ‘the runners’ high’ and generally they will tend to sound insanely enthusiastic (I should know, I’m one of them). So why is it then, you may wonder, that...

Getting Children to Get Physical

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A 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) report on Childhood Obesity highlighted that globally, a staggering 170 million young people under the age of 18 are overweight or obese. In addition, a recent study reported that less than 50% of primary school-aged boys, and less than a third of primary school-aged girls, are meeting basic minimum requirements in terms of activity levels on a weekly basis...

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin is a qualified biology teacher and experienced freelance science writer from Warwickshire in the UK. She is fascinated by how the human body works and is particularly interested in writing about new research and discoveries in science and medicine.

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