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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Info of Daily Walk

1. You’ll feel better. If you’re currently not getting enough exercise, a walk is a simple way to fill that void. Getting out of the house and breathing a little fresh air is bound to enhance your mood and outlook on life.

2. Walking is right for your bones. Hip fractures are reduced in postmenopausal women that walk for at least 30 minutes each day.

3. You can expect to sleep better if you walk regularly. Those that walk report a lower incidence of insomnia. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, the solution might be as simple as a daily walk.

4. Your risk of chronic disease is lower if you walk each day. Studies have found that your risk of developing diabetes or suffering a stroke are reduced significantly. Thirty minutes of walking is all you need each day to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 30%. A stroll can also lower your blood pressure.

5. Walking increases the motility of your bowels. If you suffer from constipation, a walk can work wonders for your issue.

6. You are developing a good habit. Walking can be a positive addition to your routine. The most successful people have methods. You’re more likely to experience success if you can maintain positive habits in your life.

7. You’re likely to lose weight. If you increase your physical activity without increasing your caloric intake, you can expect to drop a few pounds. Even if you don’t lose weight, you may experience a shift in your weight that allows your tight clothing to fit much more comfortably.

8. Walking is right for your brain. Older seniors that walk daily have 50% decreased the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.

9. Your creativity will increase. More than one study has demonstrated that going for a walk boosts creativity. Those that walk are more creative than those that sit. Having a challenge at work or home? You’re more likely to find the solution during a nice, long walk.

10. You’ll live longer. Those that spend more time on their feet have been shown to live longer than those that spend too much time sitting each day. Get up on your feet and go for a walk if you want to extend your life. It has been suggested that a daily walk adds 3-7 years of experience.

Fat Burning

This refers to the time zone where the intensity of training will help your body burn more fat than sugar. With moderate intensity exercise, your body will burn a greater percentage of fat than at higher intensities. This does not necessarily mean that you must be obsessed with the fat burning zone since the ultimate goal must be the total calories spent throughout the workout.

There is misconception that only aerobic exercise like jogging, cycling, and walking can burn fat and calories. On the contrary, strength training will just build muscles without burning calories. The truth is a significant amount of calories and fat will be burned if you adhere to weight training for 45 minutes with a lot of repetition whilst simultaneously building muscles. Know that every kilogram of muscle will help you burn another 50 calories each day while resting.

Most people think that stomach crunches will remove belly fat. This is not true since the muscles don’t own the fat that is surrounding them. If you workout, your body will burn fat all over and some people are often prone to lose fast faster than others. Stomach crunches will strengthen your stomach muscles. And this can lead to making your stomach look bulkier. Hence, health experts say that it is best to exercise moderately. Ensure to always include strength training in order to build up healthy muscles.

Workouts Feel Like a Grind

In short, exercise should never feel like a grind. It always works, but it should not feel like you are endlessly toiling. If you feel like you are working that hard, it sounds like you are doing something wrong.

What helps is to take a moment to think about why you are exercising in the first place. Sure, you have your health on your mind. You may have even been compelled to begin exercising due to your circumstances. Type 2 diabetes and poor cardiovascular health are valid reasons to undergo any health intervention, regardless of your stage in life. But your reasons may not even have to do with this sort of problem. Perhaps you just want to lose weight or improve your fitness. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look leaner or be able to climb a few flights of stairs without needing a moment or two to catch your breath.

Remind yourself why you are exercising. Then, reconsider your approach to your workouts, or at the very least reexamine your mindset.

  • if you struggle to find the motivation, it could be because you underestimate the merits of exercise.
  • if you dread every minute maybe it is your choice of exercise. Find an exercise or routine you will enjoy; try something new.
  • if you are working out five days a week, bring it down a notch: it is vital to exercise wisely.

If the above does not make a significant difference, maybe you ought to take a brief break from exercise. Taking a two-week break could be helpful.

Lastly, know it is okay if exercising feels like a grind sometimes. If it is a recurring feeling, however, then there is a reason to take a moment to reflect and determine why you feel this way.

Fit With Ballet

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of high intensity interval training which is a lot of fun but hard work! So I went scrolling through my fitness instructor app looking for an alternative and I came across a series of classes called ‘Ballet Tec’. As the name suggests, they are workouts inspired by ballet movements. I’ve tried dance based fitness classes in the past but I’ve struggled with some of them (I always end up getting completely out of time!) But ballet workouts are slower paced and consist of wonderfully named moves such as adages, beats, degages, grand battements, plies, port de bras, retires and barre work (at home you can use a dining chair). You also learn the basic positions which some of you may already be familiar with. I’ve also been practising conditioning exercises used by ballerinas.

As someone who has been practising more intense fitness recently, ballet has been a nice change. It is far slower paced than what I’m used to but still offers challenges. I have a fairly good level of general fitness but even I found some of the elements tricky, particularly the ones which require balance. Regular ballet would certainly improve this. A beautifully graceful form of exercise, as well as improving your balance, ballet can also help to develop your flexibility, posture, agility and coordination. Ballerinas are known for their long, lean muscles – a physique which many aspire to have so I can certainly see the appeal. It can also help to improve the strength of your core.

Exercises such as ballet, yoga and pilates are also great at improving the connection between your mind and body. I find that when performing slower, more deliberate exercise, I tend to think a bit more about what I’m actually doing with my body than I do with more explosive exercise. The other good thing about ballet is that is doesn’t leave you looking like a sweaty racehorse at the end which is usually what my fitness regimen does to me! It’s suitable for young and old and you don’t need special clothing either, socks or bare feet are fine for a ballet workout.