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 calcium.

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 drive

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 if

Sneak In Exercise

  • When you’re sitting at the computer, suck in your abs like someone was tying a corset around your waist. Hold as long as you can.
  • While standing in line, stand on your tiptoes and hold as long as you can.
  • When taking a walk with your family, wear 3-5 pound ankle weights.
  • During commercials, drop down and do 15 push ups.
  • When talking on the phone, do Kegel exercises. Pull in your PC muscle as if you were trying to stop the flow of urine. Hold for 3 seconds and repeat continually.
  • When doing the laundry, squeeze in your butt muscles tight.
  • If you have stairs, run up the stairs instead of walking. You can also take them two at a time.
  • When washing dishes, kick one leg back as far as you can and hold. Switch legs and repeat.
  • When driving, do neck and shoulder rolls while waiting at stoplights.
  • When it’s appropriate, fidget. Constantly moving around will actually burn calories.

It’s easy to take a routine activity and turn it into an opportunity to do brief exercises. If you do this all day long, you will

Inner Thigh Exercises

The Inner Thigh Firmer

Lie down on the mat on your left side with your head inactive on a small pillow or a rolled up towel to make sure your head, hips and shoulders are in the correct alignment. Then bend your right leg and relax it on the ground while you are straightening your other leg out, leaving it on the ground. Gradually lift your left leg approximately 6″, keep it there for a few seconds then slowly lower it while starting the next lift before your foot reaches the ground. Once you have done that ten times, roll over to your right side and do the same thing. Do two sets of exactly ten lifts with each of your legs.

Inner Thigh Firmer With Help

Lie flat on your back on an exercise mat with a large pillow between your lower legs. Squeeze your legs together, applying pressure to both sides of the pillow. Keep this position for five seconds and repeat ten times. This exercise may be done standing or sitting but is normally performed lying flat on your back. Do two sets of ten repetitions.

Exercising at the gym

Obesity Gains Momentum

Well, sadly that includes our poor eating habits followed up by an anemic fitness program individually. Our children will be facing an enemy unforeseen in previous generations. In order for developing countries to stimulate their economies they must provide jobs, food and infrastructure. As they develop, just as we have seen, their family units become more and more detached from their socializing. Slowly but surely you evolve as a two income family. With children as the victims when it comes to a healthy nutritional fuel intake.

Progress takes victims of all color, shape, religion and age. It really doesn’t care. If you buy-in to exceeding amongst your peers and above well it just drives towards the inevitable conclusion that you must have more stuff. So, why this direction when we started out chatting about Obesity? Neglect. Our children become the victims of our success or failure and neglect sets in. In a two parent working family or even a single parent family structure there just isn’t enough time in the day to offer a well balanced meal plan striving all the proper food groups.

Fast food here we come. With it, obesity 101 sets in quickly.

Keep Fit With Baby

Resuming Healthy Activities – Start Slow!

Once your physician allows you to safely exercise again, there are many low-impact choices where you can get in some exercise and enjoy spending time with your new baby. Two of the healthiest activities are walking and hiking. They are the perfect choice when you want to get back into the routine of exercising because they are not too strenuous on your body, yet still provide you with a healthy workout.

Whether you prefer walking around your neighbourhood or hiking on a local nature trail, it can be wonderful to get out of the house and walk with your baby in an infant carrier. While you are enjoying your exercise, your baby can enjoy the new sights, sounds, and smells of being outdoors, all the while remaining close and secure to you. The fresh air will do both of you a world of good. Also, your walking rhythms help to soothe a fussy baby, who remembers these motions from the womb (the ultimate baby carrier if there ever was one!)

It is vitally important that you maintain good posture when walking or hiking while wearing your baby. You want

Achieving 6 Pack Abs

  1. Don’t forget Nutrition – No amount of Abs work is going to let you see results if you keep eating fatty foods that just deposit fat on your stomach. The same goes if you drink too much alcohol. If you want to get your six pack back stop drinking when ever possible. Each drink that you have will put your goal of 6 pack abs further way.
  2. Less is more – If you’re lifting weights, you don’t do 50 bicep curls do you? Why do you feel the need to do 50 Abs crunches? You should slow down your crunches and feel the muscles that you are working.Only completing 25 crunches correctly will give you better results than doing 100 incorrectly.
  3. Be Realistic – It’s probably not what you want to hear in an article about getting a 6-pack, but unfortunately not everybody will get a 6-pack, especially as you get older. But you shouldn’t despair, as following the above should lead to a flatter stomach and the loss of those love handles.
  4. It’s not just crunches – Abs crunches are the most common Abs exercise but they are not the only exercise. You should change it up a

Post Partum Ab Exercises

Progressive Crunchless Crunch

This post partum ab exercise will help you work your abs the same way as traditional crunches but avoiding the strain in the neck.

  • Sit on a chair, with on hand above the bellybutton and one below to let you feel the contractions.
  • Expand your midsection with a big deep breath.
  • Breathe out while pulling your belly in towards your spine.
  • Briefly contract your abdominal muscles 5 times.
  • Repeat for an entire set.

Contractions

  • Sit on a chair like with the progressive crunchless crunch.
  • Breathe deeply to open your midsection.
  • Exhale and bring your belly halfway to your spine.
  • Pull the belly fully to your spine. Hold for one second.
  • Repeat form the halfway 100 times.

Crunchless Crunch

This is like the first exercise but with just one move.

  •  Lie with on your stomach, and relax completely.
  • Pull your bellybutton towards your spine. Hold for tens seconds or until you can’t feel the muscles very good.
  • If it feels too easy hold for more seconds.

The goal is to hold the contraction until you feel the rest

Work Your Lower Abs

It is very easy to do. You start out by getting on all fours. You want to stay stable and keep your back absolutely straight and aligned with your torso and spine. You simply kneel on the ground with your knees directly under your hips. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders. Your head should be straight out in front of you.

Slowly start to raise your arm in a 30 degree angle, away from your body with your hand pointed out. You then raise the opposite leg straight back. After holding this position for 10 seconds, you can switch sides. You want to do this at least 12 times per side. One you have done this for a few weeks and feel comfortable with it you can move on to something more challenging. You simply follow the exercise, but then instead of keeping your leg straight you want to circle your foot and hand while maintaining your complete alignment.

You can work your abdominal muscles everyday so be sure to get as much of a workout as possible to get the abs you really desire. You also want to build your overall health as

Walking and Standing with Ease

Stand up with the feet about four inches apart and pay attention to how you hold yourself in space. Where is the weight in your feet? What are your calves doing? Are your thighs falling forward of your ankles or are your legs situated underneath your pelvis? Keep working your way up the body. Is your pelvis tucked under or stuck out?

Try to imagine the base of your ribcage and feel if it is level with both the floor and the pelvis. Last but so far from least, is your head positioned directly over your shoulders?

Most people have fallen out of alignment in similar ways. See if the following picture resonates with you. The calves sink backward taking the weight of the feet into the heels. The backward movement of the calves is counteracted by a forward thrust of the femur (thigh) bones, which drag the pelvis forward and down at the back. This action arches the lower back and drags down the middle back which is one of the factors creating the tilting ribcage. The upper back pulls backwards to counter the lower back moving forward and finally the head begins its journey

Swimming Pool Workout

Facts First

Water provides natural resistance to movement and buoyancy, meaning whether you keep to the shallow end or explore the deep, you’ll be burning energy as you move. Your weight will almost be completely supported by the water itself–perfect for those with joint pain or previous injuries, and ideal for those looking for a calorie burn.

Warm up: (5 minutes, minimum)

Whether you are a beginner or fitness veteran, properly stretching your muscle groups is vital to a safe pool workout. You can execute almost all land-based stretching exercises in your swimming pool. Take care to stretch the large muscle groups of the legs, arms, back and chest, and don’t forget to simply walk around in the water to slowly elevate your heart rate.

Strength and Endurance: (10-20 minutes)

Begin by walking in a straight line from one side of the pool to the other, submerging yourself as deeply as possible into the water. Push your arms forward, fan them out and pull them behind you as you work your way across the pool.

Gradually increase your pace and slowly lengthen both your stride and your reach, using your arms to