Did you know that regular workouts can also have a profound impact on your emotional well-being?
There’s another category of exercise—mindfulness exercise—that does wonders for emotional health and overall wellbeing. One of the most effective mindfulness exercises with many health benefits is yoga.
Today, we know that both strength and cardio components of a full-body workout are important, which is where high-intensity interval training (HIIT) comes in.
We exercise for several reasons. Most of us want to get healthier, lose or maintain weight, and become stronger and more toned. Another reason we work out is for mobility, so we can go through our daily lives with optimal range of motion.
You know why you engage in a workout program—you want to get healthier and stronger and (possibly) lose weight. But despite your best intentions and end goals, sometimes it’s downright difficult to get yourself to the gym to do your workout routine.
The day after a tough workout, your muscles talk to you. They may tell you they are annoyed by being stiff and sore, but they are also thanking you and reminding you they got a good workout.
We tend to associate back pain with aging, but women of all ages and body types can experience back pain. Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t rest an injured back; instead, you should keep moving.
There are certain body parts you think about a lot, like your hands, feet, and knees. Other parts fly under the radar but are equally important; for example, your hip flexors.
They don’t call it “the change of life” for nothing. In the years leading up to menopause, lots of things shift. Women experience lower energy levels, weight gain, mood swings, depression, stress, anxiety, and yes, lower libido.
To get through a tough workout, it helps to have a partner who pushes you to work harder and offers support at the same time. Although they aren’t much for conversation, resistance bands do much of the same thing. When it comes to maximizing your full body workout, resistance bands—elastic bands used for strength training—are one of the best tools you can use.