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

High Calorie Burn: The Ultimate List of Exercises to Lose Weight

Regardless of whether you’re hitting the gym, attacking an aerobics class or doing yoga in your living-room, it’s fair to say that everyone wants to get the most out of their exercise and burn as many calories as possible.  It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to lose a few extra pounds for that holiday you have coming up, fit into your new skinny jeans or treat yourself to a piece of cake, all of us, men and women alike, feel better knowing we have got the most we possibly can out of our workout session. Maybe you have been taking it… Continue reading

45 Minute Workout Routine – Exercising for Longer

We all know we should workout more, but with the hustle and bustle of daily life it can be difficult. Exercise and fitness methods that break workouts down into smaller blocks have become increasingly popular, like four minutes or seven minutes. Although short workouts can be great, to get the best results you should also try to include longer sessions every so often. To get stronger and fitter, you need to push closer to your physical limits. A regular 45 minute workout routine is an excellent way to gain strength and burn more calories. In this article we will discuss… Continue reading

Exercise for Fitness and Health, NOT Just Weight Loss

Too many people either don’t exercise enough, or are simply exercising for the wrong reasons. The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are so wide ranging, and yet people still seem to focus on how they look. By thinking about fitness and health, as opposed to just weight loss and appearance, you can make marked improvements to your lifestyle and happiness. In this article we’ll look at: Tracking things other than your weight The key benefits of exercise Tips to get started Thankfully people are starting to focus on fitness more, and are choosing to pursue sports that have really great… Continue reading

Is Climbing Stairs Good For You?

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You may be wondering about the health benefits of climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or perhaps you’ve heard that taking the stairs can be bad for you because of the extra strain it puts on your joints? This article will cover both sides of the argument, looking at the benefits and the drawbacks of using stairs for exercise. Specifically we’ll cover: The benefits of stair climbing Options for taking the stairs Tracking your progress Things to be wary of Read on for the details… Simply walking more can have a massive positive impact on your health, but… Continue reading

Doing More With Less Time to Exercise

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This is a guest post from Josh Anderson, founder and Editor of DIY Active. In this article Josh talks about the disastrous impact a lack of exercise can have on your health, and encourages readers to make the most of even small blocks of time to get some exercise in. We’ve spoken about the importance of finding and creating time for exercise before, and here Josh calls out a specific exercise routine that you can do in just 20 minutes…. If you are like many of us, you have less and less free time… From work obligations to barely having… Continue reading

Walking to lose weight – A Journey of a Thousand miles

You might have lost weight in the past using different diets, but you weren’t able to sustain it over the long term? Or perhaps you’re looking for a healthy way to lose weight naturally and you’re asking yourself “will walking really help me to lose weight?” In this article i’ll cover some of the many reasons that simply walking more is a great way to lose weight, and will hopefully inspire you to think about how you can incorporate walking into your everyday life. In short, while the calories you burn on any individual short walk may be relatively low,… Continue reading