Are you confused about stretching? You aren’t alone. Should you stretch? How should you stretch? And when’s the best time? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. So, here’s what you need to know about stretching—and how to do it safely.
After your workout, stretch all the muscles you’ve used. If you run, for example, be sure to stretch out the calves, hamstrings and quadriceps. The following is a list of major muscle groups you should be targeting at the end of any workout.
If you’re feeling tight in the shoulders as you look over that report in your office, your muscles could use a stretch! Here are some easy examples of ones you can do sitting right at your desk.
If the health benefits and the rosy glow exercise gives you aren’t enough to get you going, maybe the financial benefits of fitness will do the trick.
You’ve probably heard of all kinds of yoga–but laughter yoga? It combines the stretches, rhythmic breathing and meditation of yoga with a good dose of the giggles. And it provides you with the health benefits of both. If you’re looking to de-stress, reduce pain or build a better attitude, you may want to find the nearest laughter club and sign yourself up.
Are you looking for a unique way of getting fit? Try fusion. A fusion workout blends different disciplines or different styles within a discipline to offer variety and a more complete workout. Here, we look at four variations:
Learn to make the most of your workout and love it with these tips. Turn to this guide on lazy days when it requires a Herculean effort just to put on our workout clothes.
Regular exercise can help you shed more than pounds. Find out why working out a few times a week makes you look and feel years younger.
Do you find any and every excuse not to exercise? Would you rather do anything else—even sort your socks or clean the oven? Here are a few ways to get you going, and keep you going.
Stick to your New Year’s resolution to get fit by being prepared. Before you jump into an exercise program, brush up on the basics. These tips will help you develop a safe, fun routine for the long haul.
Yoga is a great way to get in some low-impact exercise. It improves circulation, reduces stress, and provides a low-impact, full-body workout. The Sun Salutation is a great place to start, but make sure that you are prepared.
Yoga has become established as a popular form of exercise over the past few decades, but some people still equate it with a special religion or something only rubber-jointed people can do. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.
You only need one piece of equipment to work out in the comfort of your home. A balance ball is a great and inexpensive way to strengthen your core muscles as well as improve your balance and coordination. Get rolling with these exercises.
Looking to get in shape for summer? Using these exercises, you can improve your muscle tone, strength, and overall health.
Looking to tone-up for swimsuit season? Here’s your chance! Try a few of these easy, at-home workouts every day and start feeling great about your body.
A series of 12 graceful, flowing postures, the sun salutation is regarded as the core of yoga practice. Use this step-by-step guide to sample yoga in the comfort of your own home.