Use the following three tips to bring your routine up to the next level:
1. Be Unstable: Use your entire body, and target your core, by performing exercises that engage stabilizing muscles. To do this use an exercise ball, a balance board, a balance disk, or you could simply stand on one leg.
2. Add Resistance: The more resistance that you incorporate with your routine translates into higher intensity and more calories burned. Some ideas for adding resistance include: carrying dumbbells while doing lunges, wearing a weighted vest while walking or jogging, or putting a weight between your feet while doing leg raises.
3. Use Intervals: Interval training is an amazing tool for creating short yet effective workouts. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated. Interval training is simply alternating between different short bursts of activity.
Interesting article on the benefits of aerobic exercise and cell health.
One of the buzziest words in health six or seven years ago was “telomere,” which is the protective cap on the ends of your chromosomes—like the plastic tips on shoelaces, according to one analogy. Every time your cells replicate, they lose a bit of this protective cap, until the telomeres get so short that the cell can’t replicate properly anymore, which is why telomere length is considered one marker of biological age.
Source: How Much Exercise Keeps Your Cells Young? | Runner’s World
Plan on traveling alot this summer? Try this 25 minute workout next time you are away!
Here’s a great anytime, anywhere workout that you can knock out in 25 minutes or less when you’re crunched for time. All you need is a bench, though you can modify at home or in a hotel room with an ottoman.
Source: The 25-Minute Fat-Burning Workout You Can Do Anywhere | Men’s Health
Quick article on the benefits of lifting weights. We often neglect the importance of strength training in favor of more traditional exercise (i.e. cardio) however, research proves other things!
When it comes to losing weight, diet is key. It’s easier to eat fewer calories than it is to burn them later. But what about the exercise part of the equation? When working out to maximize fat loss, science shows us you want a balanced routine of cardio and strength training. Lean muscle takes more energy to maintain than fat, which helps to maintain your metabolism and burn more calories. Aside from gaining strength, muscle also help protect your joints from injury and even helps regulate blood sugar level
Source: How to Lose Fat | POPSUGAR Fitness
Great information! Number 3 is by far the biggest “MYTH” that I hear all the time.
Exercise myths busted!
Source: 9 things your fitness expert wants you to know | TheHealthSite.com
The benefits of exercise and the impact on how the results can have a profound effect on your body AND mind are astounding…
Hundreds of workouts in, here’s what I’ve learned.
Source: 1,460 Days of Exercise Taught Me These 5 Powerful Lessons | Inc.com
Starving yourself to lose weight? You may want to reconsider that…
Just “mimicking” a five-day fast can help you reduce your disease risk and trigger fat loss, according to a new study.
Source: No, you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight and live healthier
Great article on the importance of Body Composition as opposed to Body (scale) weight.
It’s more useful to track your body composition.
Source: Step away from the scale: It’s not all about how much weight you lose – The Washington Post
great news for anyone trying to lose fat!
And you’ll never guess how they figured it out.
Source: Scientists have discovered a hormone that helps the body burn more fat
Great information regarding the cognitive benefits of exercise. Typically, we focus only on the aesthetics. Challenge yourself and read on…
You can’t argue with science; even if you hate fitness, regular creative exercise makes you a better entrepreneur. Here’s why.
Source: Why Creative Exercise Leads To Better Entrepreneurial Performance