5 Ways to Avoid Muscle Cramps during Exercise

Have you ever experienced the muscles in your legs go on a frenzy of spasms while you are running, working out, or swimming? This is caused by the tightening of the muscles in your legs or thighs. Once you have cramps, you need to rest in order to relax the muscles. For swimmers, it can cause drowning because you cannot move your legs anymore. Here are 5 ways to avoid experiencing muscle cramps. Train progressively An excessive workout can cause muscle fatigue or tiredness. Be careful not to work your…

5 Important Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight When Traveling

Some people make traveling as an excuse to splurge on another country’s foods without considering their calorie intake. They also let go of their exercise routine. For who would have the time to exercise with scheduled touring activities each day? At the end of one to two months exploring historic and lovely places and eating out most of the time, you will discover that indeed, you gained weight while enjoying your vacation. You can maintain your healthy weight or even lose a few pounds while enjoying your travels. Here are…

Why a Rowing Machine Is an Effective Primary Form of Exercise

The stationary bike used to be the most popular exercise machine in a gym but now the rowing machine is the new king. This equipment has been such in great demand that boutique rowing studios are sprouting everywhere. The rowing machine deserves this attention as it has been found that working out on an indoor rower targets almost all parts of the body. In the past, most people believed that the equipment is just good for the legs. Today, however, people have been attesting to how the exercise enabled them…

How Long Should a Person Rest Between Sets

Rest periods are an integral part of any training. Some people have overlooked rest, not knowing that it is important to the success of any training. People who are new to an exercise regimen would often ask how long they should rest after each set of exercise. The rest period one must take after each routine depends on their training goal, whether they want to get stronger, get bigger, or increase their endurance. Here is a guide as to the duration of resting between sets for each exercise.  Strength Training…

8 Top Exercises that Generally Improve Mood

Exercise has been considered as a good way of lifting one’s spirit as it helps distract the mind from anxious thoughts. It increases the production of chemicals that are known to make a person feel good, thus improving the mood. Here are the 8 top exercises that are known to improve a person’s mood. Running Have you ever tried running after a stressful day at work or at home? You will notice that it gives you a better feeling afterward. This is because running releases a chemical called endorphin that…

4 Effective Glute Exercises to Try

The glutes are the three big muscles on the backside that allows your hips to rotate. You need to strengthen them so that they can function well. If they are strong, you can easily walk or run with agility. They keep the pelvis stable so that pressure on the knees is reduced when you walk or run. This prevents injury in the hip, pelvis, and knees. However, if you spend time sitting all day long, these muscles weaken as evidenced by having a flat behind. Toning the muscles on your…

How to Get Motivated to Stick to a Healthy Lifestyle

How many times have you promised yourself to get up early in the morning and go jogging or hit the gym? Perhaps for the first three days, you got a perfect attendance but the fourth and fifth turned out to be challenging. The same is true with following a healthy diet. You start the week nibbling on carrot sticks or apples or cucumbers but on the fourth day, you are tempted to enter a fast food restaurant and splurge. When you are about ready to give up, think of these…

Will Rowing Make You Bulky?

Indoor rowing machines in gyms used to be less popular than the treadmill, stationary bike, and weights. But after its benefits are revealed, men and women flock to the gym just to get a chance to row several rounds. Rowing is in fact, an excellent core exercise and it is helpful in toning the muscles in the glutes, legs, thighs, shoulders, and upper arms. But if you are a woman, this exercise cannot give you a feminine appearance. Here are some truths that will put your mind at rest if…