Monthly Archives: September 2015

5 tips to help you start exercising

Getting an effective exercise routine started may be one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself – but it could also be one of the hardest things you ever do, too. With our busy schedules and hectic lives, squeezing in a workout session can often be difficult. Many people simply give up after […]

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Busting the myths behind six popular diets

From Atkins to low-fat to cabbage soup to Paleo, there always seems be some new diet fad making the rounds. But despite all the celebrity endorsements, it’s worth finding out how good they are at actually helping you lose weight in a healthy way. Whenever you start a new diet, look at exactly what the […]

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Is it possible to do too much yoga?

You love yoga. We get it, because we love yoga too. But if you are not careful, it can be easy to overdo it. One of the most important principles of yoga is to do no harm onto self or others. However, doing too much yoga or pushing yourself too hard can result in this […]

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Get more fit with these treadmill tricks

Whether you’re a complete exercise novice or experienced gym user, chances are you’ve used a treadmill before. The treadmill is a great piece of cardio equipment that allows you to burn more calories, and build strength and endurance. But if you come unprepared and step on the treadmill without a real plan in mind, you […]

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Break out of your gym routine

When was the last time you changed your routine at the gym? Most people stick to a tried-and-true formula of 30 minutes to an hour of cardio plus weight training a specific muscle group. The problem with doing that repeatedly is two-fold, however. Mentally, you become less engaged and less motivated to work out, while […]

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3 everyday ways to detox

For too many of us, detoxing is something we think about only in January, when we’re feeling bloated from eating too much over the holidays – and which we then promptly forget about again for much of the rest of the year. If we do consider detoxing at other times, our understanding of the options […]

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New study reveals yoga helps with arthritis

One in five adults are affected by arthritis, which adds up to over 50 million people across the United States. While the condition causes varying degrees of discomfort – ranging from minor annoyance to debilitating pain – it is in fact the leading cause of disability in the country, with over 20 million people claiming […]

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Why Women SHOULD bench press

Despite what you have been told countless times, women should be completing the simple, yet important, bench press. It’s hard to determine where the notion that women shouldn’t do this lift came from, but it is simply not true. Let’s take a look at some of the myths surrounding the bench press and why women […]

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Why you should add push-ups to your workout

While many of us may have unhappy memories of push-ups from childhood gym classes and sport practice, this classic exercise deserves to be reconsidered from an adult perspective. Not only is it incredibly simple to perform, but it can also provide a quick way to stay on top of your health and exercise routine if […]

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How to eat well when you lack time and money

Everyone is busy these days. And busyness is one of the excuses most commonly cited to justify a poor diet. But that’s not the only excuse: many people also claim eating healthily costs a lot of money. And yes, it can be expensive, but there are also affordable ways to eat right on the cheap. […]

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