The Fourth Element of Fitness: Neuromuscular Exercise

Most exercise programs focus on the three most common elements of fitness: strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. However, a separate focus on each of these elements means you’ll overlook what training and exercise is all about: Allowing you to move better. Better could mean moving more, or being able to do specific activities, or moving … Continue reading The Fourth Element of Fitness: Neuromuscular Exercise

What Are The Most Common Types Of Exercise?

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Depending on your workout or the type of physical activity you do, you can gain muscle strength, cardiovascular and aerobic endurance, improve your flexibility and joint health, or help maintain other components of good physical function like balance and coordination. The most common components of exercise programs are resistance training, cardio or aerobic exercise, and … Continue reading What Are The Most Common Types Of Exercise?

What’s the difference between exercise, physical activity, and movement?

All refer to different ways of using your body. The differences lie primarily in intent, intensity, and duration, but other elements also impact what category your activity might fall into. And don't worry about not working hard enough - it's all good for you! Movement The broadest category of, well, body movement. For our purposes, … Continue reading What’s the difference between exercise, physical activity, and movement?

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Strength Training Workout

We’ve previously written about the physical benefits of strength training. Make sure you get the most from your strength training program and every single workout by following these guidelines: Warm Up Right – While five minutes on a treadmill and some stretching is better than no warm-up, using a dynamic mobility warmup is a much … Continue reading How To Get The Most Out Of Your Strength Training Workout

What does strength training do for your body?

Strength training – also called weight training or resistance training – is the type of exercise that increases muscle size, strength, and power. Strength training workouts normally consist of multiple sets of up to 15-20 reps of the same exercise, broken up by periods of rest. Big changes Strength training is a fundamental component of … Continue reading What does strength training do for your body?

Which is better, exercising at home, or exercising at a gym?

Where will you get the most out of your workout? In the home-exercise versus gym-workout battle, there is no clear winner. Both gym-based and at-home exercise have their own pros and cons, but in the end, it’s a very individual preference. And this preference makes all the difference in how effective your workout actually is. … Continue reading Which is better, exercising at home, or exercising at a gym?

Do I need to do weights to lose weight?

You don’t have to – it may not do much to boost your calorie burn. But there are still some excellent reasons to include strength training in your weight loss plan. Weight loss (and maintaining your new body weight) is a complex process. Exercise doesn’t actually have a huge impact on weight loss, regardless of … Continue reading Do I need to do weights to lose weight?

What exercise is the best cardio?

This is a tough question to answer, actually. It’s certainly a question that needs an individual answer, as each person has their own unique needs, abilities, and goals. Spend any time in a gym, or reading a health and fitness magazine, or really in any way having an interest in fitness or weight loss, you’ll … Continue reading What exercise is the best cardio?

Easy Steps To Decrease Knee Pain: Part Two

Man or woman needs knee pain relief

Many cases of knee pain aren’t caused by a single traumatic injury. Instead, knee pain is often caused by overuse of poor movement patterns and the shortening and tightening of the muscles that accompany that. This can lead to poor alignment between the bones and tissues of the joint, in turn causing tissue stress, inflammation, … Continue reading Easy Steps To Decrease Knee Pain: Part Two

Easy Steps To Decrease Knee Pain: Part One

Man or woman needs knee pain relief

Frequent knee pain affects approximately one in four adults. Are you one of them? Knee pain is often caused by a combination of factors, but the presence of joint pain does not always mean there is an actual injury to the joint. Short, tight muscles and connective tissues (the soft tissues) around the joint commonly … Continue reading Easy Steps To Decrease Knee Pain: Part One