Indoor cycling may be viewed by some people as the latest fitness fad, but it’s been around for over twenty years. It has proven benefits and many advantages over other forms of exercise. The South African cyclist Johnny G is generally credited with starting the revolution in exercise classes using stationary bikes. Over the past couple of decades, the equipment has evolved from a machine with a heavy weighted flywheel and friction resistance into the sophisticated indoor cycling bikes available for use in gyms or to purchase for use at home. [Read more]
Shedding pounds and keeping the weight off is challenging for most adults. Many people set goals to diet and exercise more. Unfortunately, they are unable to keep them due to an inability to change, as well as a lack of will power. Obesity not only hurts your self-esteem, but it can hurt your overall health as well. For example, many health conditions like heart disease and diabetes can be brought on by obesity. If you are interested in losing weight, here are some important tips that can help you achieve your goal. [Read more]
Staying at home all day may be a boring experience for most people, especially those who are used to going to the gym or practicing outdoor sports. However, staying at home doesn’t mean you have to let go of your active lifestyle and spend most of the time sleeping. Instead of complaining about a sudden lifestyle change, get creative and you’ll find plenty of things to keep yourself busy at home. [Read more]
Have you noticed stressed people panic? Challenges trigger their behavior, but the way they respond increases their burden. When you panic because your plans go awry, you can’t think straight. You stay in fight or flight longer than necessary as your behavior signals you’re in danger. Then, you produce stress chemicals. Take deep slow breaths and you’ll gain the time to take stock. As a result, handling situations will be easier and stress won’t build. Follow your breath and have a short break when the potential to worsen anxiety strikes. You’ll stay balanced and clear-headed.
You might think that skipping breakfast is a convenient way of cutting a chunk of calories out from your day. However, things aren’t quite that simple, and breakfast is actually an important meal for dieters.
A small, healthy breakfast kick starts your metabolism so that you actually burn calories faster, and this effect will last for several hours. What’s more, eating a breakfast will help stop those willpower-sapping hunger pangs from striking before lunch. [Read more]
One of the latest ergonomic trends in the workplace is the sit-stand desk, which lets employees shift from a sedentary to a standing work style throughout the day. In fact, sit-stand desks are the fastest-growing employee benefit in the American workplace. But does your position really affect your health? [Read more]
When you think about changing your life it might seem overwhelming. It’s easy to believe that you have to make monumental changes that will take tons of time and effort. But really, the best way to change your life is to change your small daily habits. Your life is made up of a series of moments; one day at a time. What you do everyday is what you do with your life. Which is why improving your daily habits is the best way to boost your productivity, give yourself encouragement, and create a fresh start. [Read more]
If you’ve ever begun to work out feeling stressed out, and felt nothing but positive feelings by the end of your workout, you aren’t alone. A study from Princeton University has found that getting exercise changes your brain chemistry. It enhances the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA, whose function, among other things, is to lower anxiety. [Read more]