Working out is essential to staying healthy, but your daily trip to the gym can feel more like a punishment than anything else. The good news is that you don’t just have to blame laziness as the reason for dreading your next trek on the treadmill. A Dutch study found that up to 37 percent of people’s different responses to exercise is rooted in their genes.
It’s a well-known fact that keeping fit by regular exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and well. The question is, once you’ve achieved a certain level of basic fitness, what do you do if you want to get to the next level? This is where a team training program at your local gym could provide the answer. If you’re not familiar with team training classes, they involve high-intensity workouts in a group with an instructor present to encourage and advise. The exercise program is based on the principles of interval training, whereby you exercise vigorously for a short period of time, rest for an equal length of time, then exercise vigorously again.
Country dance lessons are great for physical, mental and emotional wellness. When you learn how to dance you will continue to enjoy the benefits. Line dancing is not just an exercise it is a way of enhancing your confidence and mastering a social dance. You can gain better attention from your friends and family once you learn to move with the music right. Those who love dancing also have a great fondness for music. You can move gracefully to your favorite country music numbers at the bars, clubs, private parties, and other social gatherings.
Life is full of stress, which makes summer vacations important, even for kids because they are not immune to stress. The problem is finding effective ways for your family to relax. The following are five ways you can try to relax over the summer as a family.
Perhaps one of the most relaxing experiences you can have as a family is to go camping in fertile lands where greenery grows happily. You might not know this, but nature sounds and greeny can be very relaxing for the body. Make sure you unplug from technology for added peace.
If you’re one of the lucky people who enjoy cleaning then great, but for many, it is one of life’s necessary evils. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at cleaning from the point of view that it’s a workout. Hopefully, it will be the encouragement you need to tidy up around the house a bit more often. Some people might not realize that they are burning calories as they work their way through a variety of household tasks. For example, dusting burns around 174 calories in an hour so if you spent an afternoon dusting you would likely burn over 500 calories. If you want to work on toning your arms, you can strap on light weights to your arms as you dust.
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Exercise helps us to revitalize the weak cells in our body and also improves the circulation of blood which makes your heart stronger. You should perform physical activities regularly. Some exercises are beneficial to be performed and should become a part of your daily routine. However, some activities can be useful for young adults while can harm or affect the organs and function of the body parts of the senior citizen. Following are some exercises that can be performed by individuals of all age:
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Contributed by Samantha Olivier
One in 12 people suffers from asthma in the US alone, and the number rises with each passing year. More often than not, people feel discouraged to overcome the condition and lead a healthy, energetic lifestyle due to the constant threat of an asthma attack, avoiding physical strain at all costs.
The definition of insanity is doing the same things over again expecting a different result. If you do nothing, then nothing will ever change. Here is how to take matters into your own hands, and empower yourself to banish asthma for good!
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A modern lifestyle is usually associated with the constant need to rush and hurry as well as the regular technological advancements. What’s more, there’s a lot more need for workers who will deal with the digital aspect of our reality. In that respect, the majority of office jobs these days require employees to spend most of their time in front of computer screens.
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While being part of a family is one of the most rewarding experiences that an individual can have, it can also be an incredibly stressful reality to grapple with. For example, being a parent will oftentimes entail dealing with a child’s sickness, poor behavior in school, etc. Continue reading “How to Reduce the Stress of a Hectic Family Life”
Guest post contributed by Abigail
I never imagined sitting for almost eight hours a day would be this body-aching and tiring. When I started working in an office-based company, I have no choice but to sit in front of the computer. I was so used to walking and standing for long periods of time at the university. It’s been completely hard to squeeze in an evening jog, let alone a gym session because of the pending graduate school workload to even think about. Plus, I’ve just recovered from a shoulder injury due to an ill-execution of a strength exercise so I should avoid rigorous routines in the meantime. I’m hesitant to consider my lifestyle as healthy because I barely even sweat. Fortunately, many people go through similar situations, and their advice on how to address this sheds hope to my frustrations. The workout alternatives are the ones we often take for granted every day.
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