Not having enough time to exercise is a common complaint these days. Yet, finding the time to get active is essential to your health, happiness, and quality of life. With that in mind, here’s a list of ways you can sneak physical activity into your day without spending hours at the gym.
According to Statistics Canada, just 1 in 5 Canadians get enough physical activity each day. Trouble is, it’s hard to tell whether you’re in the active 20% or not—unless you know what to look for. Here are some telltale signs that you need to move more.
Traditional wisdom suggests that when your body hurts, you should rest. But when it comes to arthritis, research shows that physical activity can actually help ease pain, as well as stiffness and swelling in the joints. Choosing the right kinds of activities, however, is important. Here are five of the best exercises to reduce arthritis pain.
Let’s be honest: between the clothes, gadgets and gym membership, working out can get seriously expensive. Luckily, you don’t really need any of those things to start leading a more active life. In fact, your home is filled with free fitness equipment—if you know where to look and how to use them.
Ever notice how new technology seems specifically designed to turn us into couch potatoes? These days, with the click of a button or the touch of a screen, we can buy our groceries, pay our bills and talk to our friends without moving a muscle. In fact, Canadian adults now spend an average of 69 per cent of their days sitting, and only 20 per cent are active enough each week to meet national physical activity guidelines. Here are five gadgets that buck the trend by encouraging us to move more and sit less!
According to a recent study, kids who are active 20 minutes before a test tend to score better. In fact, over time, regular physical activity leads to all kinds of brain-boosting benefits. Here are seven ways scientific research has shown that exercise can improve students’ grades.
Crunches were once the answer to sit-ups, the gym warm-up of our elementary school days. Now both abdominal exercises have a bad rap in the fitness community. The repetitive flexing of the lumbar spine, or lower back, has been implicated in back injuries as serious as disc hernias. The following exercises can help flatten your belly while minimizing pain.
Suffering from chronic back pain? These six easy exercises stretch and strengthen your back, and can help relieve soreness and pain.
Don’t let physical limitations get in the way of cardio fitness.
Taking a long walk is one of life’s simple joys. But going for a walk is more than that-it’s a surprisingly effective way to control your weight and improve all-around health. When your motivation to put one foot in front of the other wanes, here are nine great tips to help you get out and just keep walking.