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Fitness Components

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Fitness | 5 comments

6 Components of Good Fitness A good fitness program should include the following components of physical activity; rest; and nutrition: Cardio Vascular & Respiratory (heart, lung and circulatory benefits) Strength Training (musculoskeletal) Flexibility (e.g. increasing range of motion etc.) Functional Training (movement specific) Rest (mental and physical) Nutrition (well-balanced) However, the majority of most people only focuses on one of the above components, and overlooks the other vital benefits that are instrumental to making the difference between an effective fitness program and an unsuccessful one. If you can make a commitment to yourself to modify  your daily diet and approach towards your long term fitness, you are well on...

Are You Flexible?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Exercising, Fitness | 0 comments

What is flexibility? Essentially, flexibility is the ability to perform pain-free movement around the joints with the help of muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, together with the joints. What is stretching? The appropriate definition would be: a type of movement or exercise done to achieve increased flexibility for general well-being, sports-specific reasons or rehabilitation purpose. While being flexible is highly beneficial in general fitness, being hyper-flexible can cause you physical damage. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate a safe stretching routine with proper stretching techniques. Finally, prior to begin any flexibility program, it is wise to have a flexibility assessment done by a trained professional. The major benefits to any flexibility program and subsequent results will...

Benefits of Aerobics

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Exercising | 0 comments

Most of us aspire to have a lean, well toned body. However, before setting out to achieve this goal, you need to focus on your cardiovascular and respiratory function, commonly referred to CV or aerobic exercise, by developing a rudimentary fitness base and after that you can progress in to body toning and sports specific activity. Aerobics can be defined as a physical activity that uses and supplies oxygen + fat, utilizing it for energy production in a specific time frame! Out of many energy production systems in the human body, Aerobics falls under the endurance system or aerobic glycolysis. For many, “aerobics” means attending an aerobic class in order to get an effective...

Exercise or Food?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Exercising, Nutrition | 0 comments

This is a global issue among many fitness seeking diet-conscious people who are trying to be healthy, look good, prevent disease, lose weight (reduce fat), and to carry on daily  physical and/or athletic activities. So what do most people do in order to achieve such goals as listed above? Many popular beliefs that the #1 way to GET RESULTS immediately and over the long-term include the following list: Exercising more and eating less Exercising and eat what they like Eating healthy without exercising Eating huge quantities and exercising a lot However, all of these approached are misnomers and yet are common mistakes people make in their fervent and zealous efforts...

Fitness Facts

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Fitness | 0 comments

Eating small meals every 2-3 hours will increase your metabolism and reduce fat storage. Make sure that these are healthy meals containing balanced amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat. During your workouts do exercises that incorporate compound movements rather than simple ones. This will not only help in burning more calories, but will also tone more muscle at once! Fat free foods, when eaten in excess, will still be stored as fat! Fat free cookies and crackers are made up of a whole lot of SUGAR! The secret is out! Sugar is just as fattening of a substance than fat itself, when eaten in excess. Pump some iron! Did you...