Running is a love/hate-activity for most people. It takes some willpower to get going, it hurts a bit during the run, but the feel-good payoff afterward makes it worth the effort.
But for others, running is just a hate-activity, as in “I hate running!”
And that’s completely fine. You don’t have to run to be fit and healthy. At the same time, have there ever been instances when you wish you liked it? (I bet you have.)
Whether it’s the social aspect of running with friends, all the amazing fitness benefits running offers or the opportunity to train for a goal or raise money for charity, running certainly does have its perks.
There are 8 simple steps to become a runner — even if you think you don’t like running.
Even small amounts of physical activity can be good for your health. But do you know all the reasons why?
If the thought of exercise turns you off, it may be time to reframe your perspective. Research shows that it’s not just structured exercise but any type of physical activity that has benefits. This means anything that gets you moving—a walk with a friend, raking leaves in the yard, climbing several flights of stairs—counts, as long as it gets you moving for a sustained amount of time. And any amount of physical activity is better than none. This means getting moving for just 15 minutes a day can start to bring benefits, especially if you are usually not active.
Use this field guide to help you reconnect to the natural world.
For many people, an exercise routine means getting in a car, driving to the gym, slogging away on an elliptical machine and then retreating back to their homes or offices, where they sit down in front of the blue glow of a computer, TV or tablet. But there’s something missed when exercise takes place only in indoor gyms and fitness studios. Trading up some of your gym time for time on the trails, the river or the bike path can bring benefits beyond improved fitness.
Tired of the same workout routine? Bringing variety and mixing up your workout remains a big challenge for both beginners and advanced exercisers. Creatures of habit we are, it is part of our human nature to resist bringing regular changes into our daily routines. However to attain long-term changes to your physical markers, such as weight loss or muscle definition, one needs to understand the danger and unwanted effects of routine and must therefore insert regular changes into your workout.
How much cardio should you do for fat loss?
Is it really necessary to do long duration sessions?
The answer to this question is no!
Long durations of cardio at a low intensity will have you burn fat in the end but because the intensity is low, it won’t be at a fast pace.
Not everyone is happy with the shape of their butt or the size of their thighs, but luckily our bodies are able to change shape. Yes it’s possible! When we eat right and exercise, the body goes through amazing transformations.
I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of before and after pictures of weight loss and muscle gain and how the body is capable of such change, so let’s get you on your way to your “after” picture now.
I’ve been asked this question as a personal trainer more than any other question out there, “How do I get rid of my belly fat?”. It can really be a stubborn area to shrink, but there are many tried and true methods to saying “goodbye” to belly fat forever.
Squats are known as one of the best exercises. They work practically every muscle of your body, quads, hips, etc. But the truth is that squats are not easy, they are pretty hard no matter if you are a beginner or experienced squatter.
Look: there is no way to make a squat easier. Anyone saying the contrary is lying. They are hard, you will be out of breath and sweating after a few reps.
But hey! No problem! The best part is that this is good for you, and with time you will get use to it. You just need to learn how to make a propper squat, and in the following lines I will give some great tips for that.
Looking for healthy post workout snack ideas? One of the questions I get asked quite frequently is whats the best post workout snack. I always suggest that it all depends on your personal fitness goals, the type of workout you have completed, and the duration of the workout. It’s important to replenish with protein and healthy carbs will promote your post workout recovery.
When the weather gets warmer and the daylight lasts longer the stuffy gym becomes more and more unappealing.
Springtime weather is also a sign that bikini season is right around the corner so skipping your gym session won’t get you any closer to reaching your health or fitness goals.