Green Tea Before Bed: The Health Benefits and Myths Revealed

If you’re on the 500 calorie diet, or any kind of intermittent fast, clever use of fluids can really help get you through the hungry periods. Green tea has loads of health benefits, and really importantly it is generally regarded as being calorie free. What many people don’t know is that drinking green tea before bed can help you even more. In this article we’ll look at some of the great things about green tea and why you should think about adding it to your diet. Specifically we’ll cover: Why green tea is so popular The surprising benefits of drinking … Continue reading

The Best Ankle Weights – Finding the Right Type for You

Ankle weights are a great way to add extra resistance to your workout and increase the overall intensity. This can help you build more muscle, or burn more calories in the same amount of time as you would have done in a normal workout. This simple fact has made ankle weights popular across a range of sports and fitness disciplines, and various types have evolved. The best ankle weights for you will therefore depend on specifically what you are looking to do with them. In this article we’ll look at some of the use cases and highlight some of the … Continue reading

Yoga Block Uses – Yoga with Props

Yoga is a great way to increase your flexibility, lose a few extra pounds and improve your overall fitness. But when you’re first starting out, some of the positions can seem a little intimidating, especially if you haven’t exercised for a while.  Thankfully, you can use a yoga block to help make some of the exercises slightly easier while you build up your strength and flexibility. This is just one of a number of yoga block uses that we’ll explore in this article. Whether you’re a complete yoga novice, or an experience yogi, the humble yoga block can be an … Continue reading

Mindfulness Exercises for Anxiety

If you are someone who suffers from anxiety, you’ll know how unpleasant it can be. You may find yourself constantly worried or irrationally scared by certain things, and this can start to interfere with your day to day life. Thankfully there are lots of techniques that you can use to help control the symptoms and underlying causes of anxiety, including exercise, cognitive behavior therapy and meditation. In recent years, mindfulness exercises for anxiety have proven to be very popular. In this article we’ll explore a few themes around anxiety and how mindfulness meditation can help including: Coping mechanisms for dealing … Continue reading

Tai Chi for Seniors – Keeping Mobile and Strong

It is important that we keep active as we age, but many people find that their options for exercising decrease, and they struggle to find something they enjoy that also keeps them physically fit. Tai Chi, thought to have originated as early as the 12th century in China, has proven to be an excellent way for elderly people to keep fit, without risk of injury. In this article we’ll look at: Some of the reasons if it important to keep active into old age The specific health benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors Easy Tai Chi movements to get you … Continue reading

The Best Mini Stepper Machines and Why You Need One

The mini stepper is a really simple piece of exercise equipment that virtually anyone can use to help burn a few extra calories. But with so many to choose from how can you work out the best mini stepper machine for you? In this article we’ll go over why a mini stepper makes a really good purchase, who the main manufacturers are and where you can find them. We’ll also have a look at a few exercises to get you started. Specifically we’ll cover: Exactly what a mini stepper is and how to use it The key benefits Who the … Continue reading

Types of Zumba: Why Workout When you can Party!

We’ve all seen it right? Whether it’s at the local dance studio, by the pool on vacation or on DVD at your local Walmart, Zumba is everywhere! Easily the biggest dance-fitness craze to happen this century, there are now many different types of Zumba that make getting fit fun again. But what exactly is Zumba and what makes it so awesome? Well, in this article we intend to find out exactly that! What is Zumba? Zumba is a dance-based fitness workout which offers an array of different classes suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Originally created by Choreographer … Continue reading

7 Incredible Health Benefits of Baseball You Never Realized

This is a guest post by Ryan Spadafora, owner of FiveToolSchool.com, a baseball website devoted to improving all aspects of a player’s game through the best tips, drills, workouts, and gear available. When you think about the potential health benefits of baseball, there are a few obvious ones that come to mind – general body strengthening, cardiovascular health, you know, the benefits that come from most sports. You probably don’t need a blog post explaining those things. However, there are some other health benefits that most people don’t ever think about when it comes to America’s pastime. Those are the … Continue reading