By Aparna Mele, MD You do not necessarily need complex and expensive gym equipment to get a good workout. You may not even have to leave your home! When it comes to easy at-home fitness, nothing could be easier than a stairs workout. You only need a set of stairs and a motivated attitude to get a … Continue reading Step It Up On the Stairs
By Aparna Mele If you step into a functional fitness gym, you might see workouts of the day labelled EMOM. No, this doesn’t refer to an electronic mother! EMOM (which stands for every minute on the minute) is a type of interval workout where the goal is to perform a specific task at the start … Continue reading EMOM
By Ajmal Dar Many turn to cardio when they want to lose weight. While it is a doable solution, it’s not as straightforward as you might think. There is s a wide variety of opinions floating around online on the topic, so I am here to make it easier for you. My guide on how to … Continue reading How To Lose Weight By Running
Poem by Debbie Graham of Boogie Bounce It’s just a fitness class! 4 walls, a floor, and a roof A stereo and a beat Trainers and lycra Movement to music It’s just a fitness class! Things get built here- Stronger bodies. Fitter bodies. Confident bodies. Things get broken here- Barriers. Silence. Sweat. …but it’s … Continue reading It’s Just a Fitness Class
By Aparna Mele, MD A recent study of nearly half a million people concludes that walking at breakneck speed might increase life expectancy. Recently, researchers linked a spring in your step to the number of years between birth and death. In the study, researchers took self-reported walking speeds and body mass indexes (BMI) of nearly 475,000 … Continue reading Walk At a Clip
By Tim Shores, Trainer at Healthy U Fitness In most endeavors, the most difficult step is the initial one. Starting a business, moving to a new city, and yes, starting an exercise program. All activities in life are easier once the “movementum” has been created and a habit is formed. However, much like a river … Continue reading Motivation and Momentum
By Aparna Mele, MD Exercise has widespread and far-reaching effects on the body, and not just in the ways you think. You may be aiming for that six pack or getting to your goal weight, but focusing on these appearance-based measures can actually be defeating and self-sabotaging. A study published in the Journal of Health … Continue reading Total Body Effects of Exercise
By Aparna Mele, MD There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Add brain health to them! One study conducted at the Mayo Clinic showed that people who regularly engaged in moderate exercise five or six times per week later in life reduced their risk of mild cognitive impairment by 32 percent compared with more … Continue reading Exercise Your Body and Your Brain!
By Matilda Davies Most healthy adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise of 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Exercise fights stress, anxiety, and depression, can help you get better sleep, boost your heart health, improve brain function, build muscle strength and definition, maintain a healthy weight, and even reduce … Continue reading 31 Creative Ways to Move
Contributed by Michael Nash from My Fitness Boutique Our greatest intentions to go to the gym regularly can be obstructed by a lack of free time or the growing cost of gym memberships. If your gym plans hit a brick wall and remain unfulfilled, why not try these 30-minute high-intensity workouts at home? No need … Continue reading Burn 500 Calories in Just 30 Minutes!