What you wear at the gym is much more than just how you look in Lycra. The wrong clothes or footwear can actually affect your performance and may even lead to injuries. Here are some essential items not to include in your gym kit. Continue reading “What Not to Wear at the Gym”
Art therapy might seem like a fairly modern concept but it has actually been around since the 1940s. But, what is it exactly and how can people benefit from this therapy? Continue reading “Health Benefits of Art Therapy”
At first glance, running seems pretty straightforward. All you need is a pair of trainers and to put one foot in front of the other, and – hey presto – you’ve got running sussed. But, dig a little deeper and you’ll soon discover that running isn’t so clear-cut. There’s lots of information about running, but not all of it is accurate. Here are some of the top misconceptions exposed. Continue reading “Top Misconceptions about Running”
Food intolerance is incredibly common, where it’s estimated that one in five people are sensitive to certain edible items. Unlike food allergies, food intolerance isn’t life-threatening, but the symptoms can still cause untold misery and discomfort.
When it comes to healthy snacking, nuts steal the limelight. Packed with natural goodness, they should form a part of any health regime. If you’re a bodybuilder, in particular, these small but mighty powerhouses of nutrients can help to keep your body in tip-top shape. Continue reading “Natural Benefits of Nuts”
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For many people, a new year signals a time to start afresh – and what better occasion to consider getting healthier?
Most people will feel inspired to make a New Year’s resolution – usually, it’s losing weight or getting fit, spurred on by the excesses of the festive period and the feeling of “new year, new start”.
As far-fetched as it might seem, a workout without movement is possible through isometric exercises or strength training exercises that don’t contract joints and muscles but still develop them. This is made possible by holding certain positions for a substantial amount of time. Isometric exercises, also called isometrics, are sometimes underrated but there is no better exercise to work the core and other muscle groups.
Rowing machines provide a full body workout that strengthens and builds muscles while increasing speed and endurance.
Before trying it out, here’s what you need to know about the rowing machine: