Importance of Treadmill Parts

Whenever we use a product it is always advisable to have an idea about the working and the different parts that go into that product especially exercise equipment. Improper use of exercise equipments can lead to injury and stress problems in future. Also with a treadmill around the possibility of you having to do some maintenance and repairing also arises. For good maintenance and small repairing jobs you should be familiar with the various parts that are found in the treadmill. Through this short article we intend to shed some light on the main parts that make up your treadmill so that you can have knowledge about your treadmill and its working.

From the outside, a treadmill looks to be very simple in construction. You have a walking belt that keeps moving and you just have to stand on top and run to a specific speed that you would set. But it is not a simple piece of construction. The major part of a treadmill is its motor and the

Keep Bones Healthy

First is something that you should be doing anyways for all aspects of your health. That is exercise. Things like running, biking, swimming and sports are all extremely beneficial to the health of your bones. In addition to this, regular exercise will help your health in general. It is great for your cardiovascular system, and helps to combat the problems caused by fatty foods that are high in cholesterol. If you don’t usually get much exercise, then running or swimming laps may sound intimidating. You can start off going for a short walk every day, and get plenty of benefit from that.

Your diet is another huge part of maintaining healthy bones. You have probably heard of how calcium helps your bones. This is certainly true. Quite a few foods naturally contain high amounts of calcium, such as milk and vegetables. Also, many foods are fortified with extra calcium. When you’re picking out foods at the store such as frozen snacks, you should look at the nutrition facts to find ones that are high in vitamins in general, especially

Exercising During Ramadan

Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world break their fast when the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib, is due. They eat before the sun comes up at a certain time and after a certain time during the night.

Its very obvious that the coming month will create a buzz for those who would like to continue working out. The common misconception is to cut back totally on our workout and resume only after Hari Raya (also Hari Raya Puasa, literally “Fasting Day of Celebration”, the Malay term for the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr).

However I would like to think of it differently. Please note that these steps that I’m going to suggest works well for me, so it may not necessarily work as well for you. My best advice is to listen to your body.

For me, its not really a question of “Should I train?” or not but rather what kind of workout and at what time I should do it. It is as straightforward as that. Some would doubt

How to improve how your body absorbs nutrition with supplements like electrolytes, antioxidants, etc. and the benefits for athletes

There is the belief that eating the right diet is enough to boost your body nutrients and stay healthy. But it would be best if you understood that eating the right food is not enough to increase the necessary nutrients in your body, for the body may not be able to absorb the nutrients appropriately. The body system may not be able to absorb nutrients despite the nutritious diet being followed, which may be due to several factors such as age, gut bacteria in the body, surgery, sickness, diet, infections, etc.

You can improve the way your body absorbs nutrients through appropriate supplements like antioxidants, electrolytes, and so on. These supplements help break down the food particles for easy absorption in the body, which were unable due to the state of the body.

Health Benefits of Supplements to aid Body Absorption for Athletes

As an athlete, you have to read reviews about the supplement store before getting your supplements from the store. With the right prescriptions administered, your body begins to absorb the nutrients properly and build up your body system appropriately. It is essential to get the right prescription as

12 Healthy Drink Options to Replace Those Fizzy Drinks

You’ve just gotten home from the heat outside exhausted and drained. The first thing you would do is reach to the fridge to quench that thirst, but then you see the water. But no the soda option next to it seems much more tempting.

But the harm of it calls from the back of your mind, but you ignore them and the Tazo tea in your cupboard stays untouched.  The fizzy drinks cause havoc in our body and are something we all know yet we consume them. Today let me introduce you to some healthy options which definitely won’t harm your body and internal system but can make you learn how to improve your mental health with better drink options. They just won’t give your health, but the various options will help you spice up your diet.

1. Green tea

This has hailed and mostly used in the Asian countries, it has been there for the Asians for centuries and only recently has hit the Americans hard with all the benefits it offers. It has polyphenols which help prevent any type of cancer forming in the human body or

Building Better Body

  • Aim to begin exercising two days a week. Begin with 8-10 repetitions (a complete action, like one bicep curl) of 8 different kinds of exercises for each day. Do one set of repetitions until your muscle is tired, stop, then begin another exercise.
  • Once you find you can do all repetitions without tiring your muscles out, gradually add to the number of repetitions.
  • Vary workout routines, targeting certain muscle groups (like arms) one day and different ones (like abdomen) the next. This allows each muscle group you exercise to rest for one day. Complement strength training with cardio exercises like walking, biking or swimming.
  • Keep exercises basic: start with bicep curls, chest presses, and overheads instead of jumping right into complicated weight machines.
  • Pay attention to your diet. Ingredients that help build muscle mass are protein (chicken, tuna, lean beef), carbohydrates (oatmeal, potatoes, beans), and good fats (mono and polyunsaturated). Keep menus varied and servings moderate, not large. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day to hydrate and flush out your system.
  • Don’t push yourself too hard or expect results too quickly. Chart your weekly exercises and set a realistic one

Fitness Roadmap

Over the past thirteen years of training in the fitness industry, I found that the “what’s” are easy – the “what to do’s “and “what to eats.” The difficult part for most people is the “how.” And I don’t necessarily mean how to exercise or eat right; I mean how to Think right. “Fitness is about how you think, not how you look or what you do.” How we exercise, how healthy we are, even how we feel is only a reflection of what we think about.

As many of us have heard before, “as a man thinketh, so is he.” So let’s all hear it again for the very first time. In order for us to be successful with our health or any other endeavor in our lives, we must work on our thinking. The mind is supposed to command the body, not the other way around. Too often we let our lower desires steer us off in a direction that we don’t want to go in.

It’s just like following directions to a destination in an area that is unfamiliar. We’ll get directions from someone who knows not only that area, but the area

Be Tricky on Trampoline


The most important thing about bouncing is that it should be done in the center of the bed. The basic bounce should always begin low and be under control. The check bounce skill should be learned right away and should be employed whenever you land away from the center area or when first learning new stunts so that off balance landings can be controlled.
Walk to the center of the bed and stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Every time the feet hit the bed they should land in this position.
Standing in the center of the bed with your feet shoulder width apart, you should attempt about three easy bounces.
Kill the bounce by bending your knees upon landing (check bounce).
To keep your balance adjusted to the center of the mat, focus your eyes on side of the trampoline while bouncing.


The arm is very important for proper control and lift.
Kneel on the bed with the shoulders, hips, and knees in a straight line.
Lift forcibly up with the arms as described above and begin to bounce on the knees much the same as on your feet.

Bodybuilding Steroids

Many intended body builders consider the strong workouts, planned dieting and periodic competitions are like drugs only, as the power that is achieved through hard workouts and shaping the body into the way they dreamt of could be fascinating. Many other body builders widely use the body building and the steroids simultaneously for prolonged and better performances. However, it is known that the long term effects of steroids could always be devastating only.

There is a pretty long history about the connections between the body building and consumptions of steroids by the intended body builders. Most of the body builders are believed to be using the anabolic kinds of the steroids as that are the supplements that the body builders widely use for improving their work outs and diets, as the use of anabolic steroids most rapidly and drastically improve the muscle mass. The steroids are considered to be attaining such quicker developments of muscles just due to the fact that they contain testosterones which are the naturally present hormones in the male bodies and helps building up the muscles stronger and faster. Thus when these testosterones are enhanced by the effects of steroids consumption, its functional

Burn Stomach Fat

Many people wonder “what is the most effective way to lose fat around stomach” and I have to say that the best exercises to burn overall body fat is the best way to burn stomach fat.

It is true. No crunches or sit-ups or leg raises can come close burning stomach fat like a total body workout!

Now those who did those who did thousands of crunches trying to burn stomach fat, do not cover your face in shame. You were being misled. But now you know, so don’t do the same mistake again.

Since total body workouts are the most effective ways to get rid of stomach fat, let me show you 3 additional tips to help burn stomach fat;

Always choose compound exercises or in other words, multi joint exercises. This is one of the fastest ways to burn overall body fat and will definitely help you lose fat around your stomach more effectively. Examples of such exercises to burn fat would be;

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Deadlifts
  • Clean & Press
  • Mountain Climbers

Although I mentioned that mere ab workouts are not effective enough to help you

Heat and Exercise

Pace yourself

Understand that your energy levels will not be the same in the middle of the day. Realize that as the heat increases, so will your fatigue levels. There is a ton of power in planning your day just a bit more carefully. If you’re stuck inside without air conditioning, have the foresight to strategically take breaks throughout the day in order to let your core temperature fall. If you are an older adult, it may be a good idea to carry a portable phone with you, either in your pocket, walker, or fanny pack. Generally speaking, you’ll want to take breaks about 4x more often than normal. If you normally exercise for a bout of 60 minutes, you’ll want to take a 2-3 minute break every 15 minutes. Sit down, have something to drink, and take a breather. You’ll be surprised how much more energy you have at the end of the day!

Replenish electrolytes

As you sweat, your body dissipates its electrolytes. Electrolytes help maintain heart rhythm, muscle contractions, and balance in your body. They are extremely important for reasons of hydration, and water alone will not do the job. It is

Stability Ball Training

The most important factor of all when it comes to ball training is the amount of fun it can bring into your program. Whether it is a group fitness class, private training session, or just personal use at home these balls add an element of play and excitement to your current exercise regimen. Not only are they fun, but they also provide one heck of a strength-conditioning workout at an inexpensive price!

Resist-A-BallTM, the leader in stability ball education, provide 3 different levels of challenge in their C.O.R.E. (Competent On Resist-A-BallTM Education) instructor training manuals. The position of the body is always placed in the easiest, or least amount of resistance, at first. By repositioning the body, the resistance challenge (1st level of challenge) is increased to make the exercise more difficult. The base of support is also decreased from wide and more supportive, to narrower and less supportive to increase the balance challenge (2nd level of challenge). Finally, maintaining a certain position on the ball, or performing a movement pattern while adding movement on the ball can add a dynamic challenge (3rd level of challenge).

No matter what exercise you perform on the ball to

Squats And Lunges

Two of the biggest ‘result-giving’ exercises known to man or woman are the squat and the lunge. These two exercises hit the whole hip and leg structure, as well as every other muscle in your lower body. Why do you feel so breathless after a set of either one? Because they are hard and they work! For the quickest results to reshape and define your buttocks and legs, there really are very few exercises that even come close.

Starting with your own bodyweight is more than enough to see physical change initially. There are more people in gyms doing squats and lunges incorrectly than doing them the right way, so make sure that you ask for some technique advice from the instructors in your gym, and try to choose one that knows what he or she is talking about.

Key points to remember are:

  • Squats: Sit back from the hips, not the knees. Think about pushing your bum back behind you, and keeping your chest lifted as you lower down. Standing facing close to a wall will force you to maintain a more upright posture and stop you from pushing forward with the knees.