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Importance of Stretching

Importance of Stretching

We’ve heard time and again about the importance of stretching. It doesn’t matter whether you’re hitting the gym or staying in. Stretching can relieve the tightness and tension in those muscles to help them wake up and prevent long-term damage. Stretching techniques Three types of muscle stretching techniques include static, dynamic, and pre-contraction stretches. Static…

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Why Protein is Imperative to Achieve Your Dream Body

Why Protein is Imperative to Achieve Your Dream Body

Whenever ‘protein’ comes up in the context of fitness, the image of some buff body-builder is often the first thing that comes to mind. We often hear the myth that consuming more protein helps build muscle. And while too much of anything is harmful, protein is still important to complement active exercise. Here are several…

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Why Cooling Down is an Absolute Must

Why Cooling Down is an Absolute Must

You finish on the treadmill. You sit down to catch your breath, only to regret it a minute later when you start to feel lightheaded. It seems you forgot to do your post-workout cool-down. Why do you need to cool down? Below are several reasons why cooling down is an absolute must. Cooling down helps…

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Why Cutting Down on Sugar is Good for You

Sugar is the archenemy of anyone who wants to lose weight and maintain a healthy body. Here’s why you should consider cutting down on sugar in your diet. Fructose makes your liver cry You probably remember from chem class that half a molecule of table sugar or sucrose is glucose, while the other, fructose. Any living…

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Five Reasons Why Your Cardio Exercise Isn’t Working

Five Reasons Why Your Cardio Exercise Isn't Working

Aerobic or cardio exercise is an important component of any weight loss program. Before hitting the bench press, you must first sweat it out on the treadmill. Our bodies are meant to move, and cardio workouts offer benefits ranging from thousands of burned calories to stronger heart and lungs. If cardio is as effective as it’s made…

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How the Food You Eat Changes Your DNA

How the Food You Eat Changes Your DNA

Long ago, you may have also heard that your appearance, personality, and behavior are things that you’ve inherited from your parents. But something more specific helps shape your unique features and attributes — dietary choices. Here’s how the food you eat changes your DNA. “The revolutionary new field of epigenetics has lead to the discovery…

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Water During Fitness Training

Water During Fitness Training

Drinking water during fitness training has a couple of benefits. As you might already know, water covers more than half the physical body. It is an essential nutrient that affects major body parts, including the skin, lungs, heart, brain, and bones. “Water represents a critical nutrient whose absence will be lethal within days.” – Barry…

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Functional Fitness for a Better Everyday Life

Functional Fitness for a Better Everyday Life

People nowadays are talking about functional exercise or functional fitness for a better everyday life. They have turned from heavyweight workout machines to simple exercises. Here’s what it is and how it can benefit you, too! What is Functional Fitness? Functional fitness training equips the body to deal with the day-to-day situations in life. Imagine…

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Inflammation and How to Prevent It

Inflammation and How to Prevent It

It is no longer a secret that the food you eat can have a negative effect on your everyday performance. Without a healthy diet and lifestyle, you expose yourself to higher risks for various diseases. Among the popular concerns are inflammation and how to prevent it. “Every time you eat or drink, you are either…

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10 Functional Stretching Exercises

10 Functional Stretching Exercises

Here are 10 functional stretching exercises to get you moving and performing better in your daily activities. It’s important to *stretch prior to any exercise. Incorporating daily stretching is a great way to relax and prepare for your day! 1. Hamstring/hip/groin stretch Sit with legs straight and spread to your sides. Reach above your head…

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