Stretching For Fitness

An ideal fitness routine comprises of exercises to improve cardiovascular efficiency, create muscular strength and endurance along with improved suppleness. Flexibility exercises are those that serve to keep the joints flexible, especially the vertebral column and its various sections.

Stretching independently or as a part of a fitness routine has many beneficial effects that can be felt even during exercises themselves. In order to understand the benefits of stretching or flexibility exercises, it is essential to understand how the various body tissues are read more

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Choosing nutritious foods helps your health in two ways. First, a diet packed with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats helps you feel fuller on fewer calories, which is key in keeping your weight in check. Plus, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds in foods offer unique health boons. Keep your body looking its best—inside and out—with these f read more

What happens when you stretch?

As in case of muscles which receive their nutrients directly via the vascular system through rapid exchange rhythm, there is no such active supply system for cartilage tissues covering the ends of bones in joints. Cartilage instead is fed by the migration of particles from the joint fluid surrounding it, known as the synovial fluid. To be able to absorb the synovial fluid optimally, the cartilage has recourse to an alteration of pressure and suction read more

Weight Loss

The aim of fitness training for many people is to lose weight. There is a lot of advice about losing weight which can get confusing. Along with dietary changes, exercise should be an important part of any weight loss program.

For some people, just a small increase in activity can help tip the scales so that you are consuming more energy than you are taking in your food. steps such as walking or cycling instead of taking your car, climbing stairs rather than taking the elevator, playing with your kids, going out dancing or joining a sports team can make the difference, and it can be read more

Training for Fitness

Menopause is the term that is used to refer to the stretch of both before and after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. There are an instrumental amount of symptoms connected to menopause, most of which can affect the quality of life of the women involved in this stage of her life. to reduce the severity of the symptoms is exercise and keeping a healthy level of fitness. Prior to and during menopause as the female body changes there can be physical, physiological or internal changes to the body. These changes can be prevented or even reduced with the use of regular exercise. These changes read more

Physical fitness

Fitness is the key for success in sport. If you have searched around the net for fitness information you will know that there is a lot of information out there, and not all of it I would agree with. You will also notice that usually they are trying to sell you something. This site has heaps of information and interesting articles about fitness for sport. And the read more

Remember these stretching tips when doing the following exercises

  • Always warm up before stretching. Warming up gives your body a chance to deliver plenty of nutrient rich blood to areas about to be exercised, which warms the muscles and lubricates the joints
  • Do not bounce or bob when you stretch — not only is this not effective, but you could injure yourself.
  • Take each stretch slow to the point where tension can be felt, but not pain.
  • Never stretch torn or injured muscles unless you have consulted with your doctor.
  • Hold each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
    Always complete each stretch for both sides of your body, when applicable.
  • Always cool down and relax after a stretching routine. By cooling down, you can help prevent injuries and muscle soreness from your workout.

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Fitness workout

Fitness is defined as the quality or state of being fit. Around 1950, perhaps consistent with the Industrial Revolution and the treatise of World War II, the term “fitness” increased in western vernacular by a factor of ten. Modern definition of fitness describe either a person or machine’s ability to perform a specific function or a holistic definition of human adaptability to cope with various situations. led to an interrelation of human fitness and read more