Category Archives: Get Fit

5 Top Foods to Eat Before Exercising

Before exercising, it is important to fuel your body for the work that it is about to do. Eating too little or not at all before a workout will likely lead to quick fatigue and weakness due to low blood glucose. On the other hand, consuming too much food before exercise may cause stomach discomfort, nausea or cramping. The foods you choose to consume is just as important as eating pre-workout. The timing of meals as well can affect energy levels during exercise.

Pre-Workout Nutrition Facts

A good pre-workout meal plan should incorporate protein rich foods with carbohydrates. Of course, carbohydrates are Continue reading

Why Strength Training is Important as You Age

weight trainingThis is the kind of thing that bugs me as I get older. People ask me too, and here is some of the reasons that we need to look where we are heading as age creeps up at the speed of an express train.

As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health and stay active for as long as possible. The great news is that you can maintain and even improve your physical condition with strength training. There are many reasons as to why strength training is so important to keep up with as you get Continue reading

Can Strength Training Help You Lose Fat?

fit patrentsPlease for one moment consider the following:

• 1 in 3 people are overweight or obese

• Strength training burns fat faster than cardio, interval training and other forms of exercise

Applying those 2 facts, there is a good chance that you may be looking to trim some fat from your body. If so, an understanding of how different types of exercise lead to health and wellness is Continue reading

What Is Low Intensity Steady State Cardio?

stretchingTwo years ago I was inspired to start doing HIIT as a quick way to get in shape and stay there. Did it work for me?

Yes it did – for a short while. Then my hips started aching as did my knees. Not being exactly young, I took this as a sign I should let up and stop. This was a good idea from the pain perspective, but not from my fitness level. So what alternative could i look at and feel was right for me?

Well, just as two years ago, today all the rage in fitness workouts seems to be Continue reading

How Many Steps Do You Need to Walk Every Day

Walk Walking is a great form of exercise for a couple or reasons. One, you don’t need any equipment, although we’ll talk about one device you should use. Two, you can do it just about anywhere. These two reasons make it a great type of exercise to do when traveling – you don’t have to tote around a bunch of equipment.

If the weather is nice, walking outside is the best for you. Getting your vitamin D from the sun, breathing in fresh air, listening to the birds singing are all reasons why walking outside is good. An if the weather is bad, take your walk inside to either a mall or fitness center.

But a question often asked is “How many steps do I need to walk every day to stay healthy and lose weight?” In America Continue reading

5 Pieces of Fitness Equipment That Won’t Take Up Too Much Room in Your Suitcase

women travellingI travel regularly which is an absolute pleasure, but the down side is the distance to a known gym with machines in which I will feel comfortable using. When sitting in a hotel room in a strange place it is difficult some times to get out for a proper workout.

To make it worse, the hotels I find I end up staying at might either lack a top-notch fitness center or have one that charges a hefty fee to use the equipment. This, however, does not Continue reading

5 Tips for Women to Build Lean Muscle Tone

muscle building in womenThere are many women seek to improve their fitness levels, partly for health reasons and partly for looks. When it comes to looking more toned this is achieved by building muscle tone and making those muscles much leaner.

But how is this achieved for women?

We all know that women’s bodies are different to men’s in many ways so how we build muscle is Continue reading

Create Your Own Walking Program

walk-893692_1920People walk because it’s easy to do. Not only is it easy, but it doesn’t cost a cent to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Plus, you gain the added bonus of experiencing new sights – depending on the area where you walk.

It’s also relaxing, has the ability to relieve stress and can give you a deep sense of peace that lasts long after the walk is finished. But besides all of the fun things you can see and the stress relief you get, walking has a ton of health benefits that anyone can enjoy.

Why Walk?

Even if you walk just to get out of the house, you’re going to reap some rewards for your body from this simple movement. By doing something that’s easy and fun Continue reading

How to Walk for Weight Loss

Walk yourself fitWhen it comes to losing weight, a simple approach is going to help you yield results that you actually want. While it is easy to be led astray by promises from weight loss supplements, fancy gym equipment and more.

All you really need to lose weight is to start walking. Combine this with a sensible eating plan and you will be well on your way to success.

As with any exercise, when you first start walking, start off slowly and work up the amount of time you spend walking and the distance you cover.

Why Choose Walking?

If you have any type of health or joint issue, always consult your doctor before starting on any type of exercise program. This way your doctor can give you any extra advice that will only add to your success.
So why choose walking? Well, walking is a great activity for anyone at any fitness level, or age. It’s perfect for those of you who are really out of shape, or overweight. Walking is easy on your joints, and you can increase your Continue reading