Most of us spend half of our waking weekday hours cooped up inside – or at least know someone who does. What’s more, after clocking out from work, some people find themselves rushing home to continue their at-home “to-do” lists, finding little time for a real breather. Here are six ways to sneak some fresh air into your every day routine without breaking the bank or your schedule.
Sticking to a workout routine can be challenging but to stay in shape and in good health, you have to keep up regular exercise. Here are 10 ways to help you do just that.
If you’re lucky, the sights and sounds of exercise are all you need to motivate you to get moving. At other times, you still may not have the slightest urge to get started. For those days, here a few tips to help you get the most out of your workout.
Afraid of swimming? Small children aren’t the only ones to sometimes fear water. Adults can too. Read on to learn how you can become a better swimmer at any stage of your life.
Find out whether or not hiring a personal trainer is really beneficial for you.
Harley Pasternak’s celebrity client list includes such notable names as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Megan Fox and Robert Pattinson. Here, the Canadian-born trainer and author of 5-Factor Fitness and 5-Factor Diet shares his secrets to workout success.
Your legs contain perhaps the easiest muscles in your body to keep in shape. After all, they do support the weight of your body and you use them every time you walk. A stronger pair of legs will help you accomplish more every day. To strengthen your legs and avoid injury, you must work all of the muscles in your legs equally. Here are a few tips to help incorporate legwork seamlessly into your day.
Engaging your children in a health-promoting lifestyle should be a priority for every loving parent. But if you want trim and healthy kids, you have to get trim and healthy yourself. This is how to do it.
Exercising together is a great way to spend this romantic holiday. Try this workout on Valentine’s Day and carry on with it for the rest of the year
Developing healthy eating habits is key to controlling diabetes, but if you’re not combining diet with exercise, your blood sugar-and waistline-could end up back at square one. If you think chores such as washing the floor are a waste of time, we’ve got news for you! Try using these simple tips and tricks to incorporate exercise into your daily routine; it’s much easier than you think!
The Ontario Chiropractic Association recently launched its Get in the Game Without the Pain public education program aimed at preventing common aches and pains associated with the ever-popular sport. Here are five simple, practical tips from golf pros to help you stay in top form on the greens.
For children and adults alike, daily physical activity is not only good, but necessary. Here are five fun activities you can do to spend time together and remain active at the same time.
This strength-training routine includes a mixture of weighted and non-weighted exercises, but they can all be performed as body weight exercises, if you prefer. If you want to try these at home but don’t own any free weights, improvise-a bottle of water in each hand works well.
The world’s now focused on Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. Canada has had many great Olympic moments in the past. Here are some athletes that proved they have the Golden Touch.
Walking is a great form of exercise and the best part is that it’s completely free. Forget pricey gym memberships. Learn how you can make the most out of this easy exercise without spending a dime.
You can get really stiff sitting in front of your computer all day long. Banish aches and pains with these quick and easy exercises that can be done at your desk. You can even burn some calories while getting more flexible and improving your circulation.
Find out how these fun activites can be beneficial to your health.
Modern tools and devices may save us minutes, but they can literally take years off our lives by stealing opportunities to keep our bodies strong and fit. Using these heart-healthy exchanges as a guide, you can learn to replace your machines’ duties with some good ol’ fashioned muscle.
Until recently, video games were the enemy of physical fitness. They encouraged you to park your derriere in a chair for hours. But surprisingly, video games have been turned into the new “it” workout, getting people off the couch and on the path to better health.
One key to exercising safely is the warm-up phase. For six to ten minutes, do a low-intensity version of the activity, to loosen up muscles and make you less prone to injury. A good technique also protects you. Activity by activity, here are some of the most common aerobic pitfalls and how to avoid them.