Fitness Over 50: New Workout, Benefits and Risks

Your body might feel weaker and you feel too tired to exercise, but this should not hinder you from staying active and fit in your older years. However, it is because of your advancing age that you should remain exercising. Advantages of Exercise in Old Age  Not only will you feel more energetic, but you also keep your heart healthy. You will be able to manage your weight and any symptoms of disease, keeping you mobile and independent. Beyond just the physical well-being, having a fitness regimen will keep your…

5 Exercises You Can Do With Your Partner on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and a lot of people are fussing about reserving dinner dates, buying flowers, and personalizing gifts. While all these things are great, you and your partner can do something else, say, exercise together. Instead of gaining more calories on Valentine’s Day, you can bond over a few exercises and what’s better is that your bodies will thank you for it. Here are 5 easy to do exercises that you can do in pairs. High Knees The first thing you want to do is to…

Parkinson’s Disease: What You Need to Know

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive condition associated with the nervous system. It develops when there is a destruction of the brain cells that produce dopamine, a chemical released by your neurons that’s important in initiating motor movement. A steadily decreasing level of dopamine will gradually affect movement and muscle control. To date, there is still no cure, however, medical advancements have generated pharmacological treatments for mitigating symptoms and potentially slowing the progression of the disease. Experts have not yet pinned down exactly what causes the brain cell destruction.…

Going Vegan: Things You Ought to Know

With people becoming more and more aware of their health and of the environmental impact of the food they eat, the shift in having a vegetarian lifestyle is starting and growing. Products and stores have devised a setup that caters to people who are vegetarian and vegan. But do you know the difference among the two? Is going vegan a difficult lifestyle change? And if so, how do you start moving to a vegan diet without much struggle? Vegetarian vs. Vegan First of all, you should be aware of the…

What You Should NOT Do While Sick with Flu

If you have the flu, it is best that you should rest for a while and recuperate before you go back to your daily lives. Some people tend to ignore the symptoms of influenza so that they could work on that day. If you do not recognize these signs, you will not get better or your flu will get worse. Here are the things that you should not do while you are sick with this type of condition. Take Antibiotics Flu is caused by a virus and not by a…

Fever and Dehydration Facts Every Fitness Buff Should Know

Fitness buffs regularly workout to keep their health and physique in peak condition. Failing to hydrate while exercising, however, can lead to symptoms of dehydration like dizziness, sluggishness and muscle cramps. Your body loses plenty of water and nutrients like sodium and potassium whenever you exercise and sweat them out. Sometimes, especially during an intense workout, you might fail to recognise that your body is already exhibiting signs of dehydration since you might relate the sluggishness and other symptoms to the difficulty of your workout routine. If you don’t feel…

Improving Memory and Thinking Skills Through Exercise

Aside from maintaining your health and physical shape, there are lots of other reasons to exercise and be physically active. Exercise proposes a series of health benefits. It can reduce the chances of developing stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. It can help you lose weight, prevent depression, lower blood pressure, and surprisingly it also improves memory. If you are experiencing the brain fog that comes with aging, working out can help you avoid the development of dementia in its early years. Researchers have found that one new case of dementia…

Breakfast Meals for a Fit Body

Nutrition plays a major role in exercise performance. After all, where will you get all of that energy needed to help you run several miles at a time, lift weights several pounds heavier than your friend, or even touching your toes without bending at the knee? Science has shown that the timing of daily meals is important. Among the 3 basic daily meals, breakfast has been shown to be the most important. The Science behind the Breakfast-is-Best Theory Nutrient timing is all about the delivery of the correct nutrients at…