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 Mini stepper benefits The best… 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

500 Calorie Workout: Easy Ways to Burn 500 Calories

Exercise is a vital part of any healthy lifestyle. While eating a healthy diet will help you lose weight, building exercise into your daily routine will help you achieve your goals much faster. In this article we’ll introduce the 500 Calorie Workout and some of the ways you can burn calories to help accelerate your weight loss. Simple ways to burn 500 calories Burning calories at home The importance of tracking your progress Recovery days Regular exercise comes with many other benefits including improved flexibility, stronger bones, healthier heart and it gives you a strong immune system; so it is well worth… Continue reading

The 500 Calorie Diet: Weight Loss Made Simple

The 500 calorie diet is without question a very effective way of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, without cutting back on the foods you enjoy. In this article we’ll cover: What the 500 Calorie Diet involves Pros and cons of a low calorie diet Health benefits and concerns How to get by on only 500 calories a day 500 Calorie diet plan Continue reading or use the navigation below to jump to the relevant sections. What is the 500 Calorie Diet? It really is as simple as it sounds, and involves restricting your daily calorie intake to 500… Continue reading

Easy 500 Calorie Meals for Sustainable Weight Loss

With so many diets available today, it’s hard to find one that suits your needs and is still effective at producing results.  From all the different diets out there, one of the most interesting is the 500 Calorie Diet. Intermittent fasting diets like this have been shown to be very effective at helping people to lose weight fast and to keep that weight off. Having a selection of recipes for tasty, easy 500 calorie meals to hand will definitely help you to stick to the 500 calorie diet plan. In this article we’ll look at: The benefits of eating low calorie meals… Continue reading

The Truth Behind Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)

So you’ve decided you want to lose weight. Maybe you have a special occasion to attend, a perfect outfit to fit into or you just want to improve your health. Regardless of the reason, you have made the decision to make a change. For a long time, most people have thought that the best way to lose weight and maintain that loss is to make gradual, sustainable changes to your lifestyle. However, more recent research has shown that losing weight quickly often helps people to gain confidence and motivation to continue their weight loss journey. Therefore, a very low calorie… Continue reading